I'm a bit behind on bills right now, and with a Memorial Day weekend wedding trip to Michigan and the summer (and no paychecks) coming soon, I'm excited about the Mother's Day night shift today. We'd better be busy.
However, I'm disappointed that ESPN is broadcasting the Tigers baseball game and that I'll be missing it. I've never been able to see the Tigers on ESPN Sunday night baseball, and, as much as I hate Joe Morgan, I still would like to see it. Of course, I don't have cable, so even if I didn't have to work I'd still have to find a friend's place where to watch it, but it would have been enjoyable nonetheless.
The Tigers are playing some great ball right now, and it's really unbelievable to me. They obviously have a great team, but winning 10 of 11 - and two straight against those ghastly Minnesota Twins - is shocking, especially with Joel Zumaya and Kenny Rogers out with fairly serious injuries. Both will be back in July/August, making it as if the Tigers were acquiring two top-notch pitchers for the stretch run. Honestly I was just hoping they'd be within striking distance by then. Instead, they seem to be rolling right along, and, while it's early, the return of Zumaya and Rogers may be just gravy. I'm proud of them for getting through the month of April with three regulars hitting around .150 (Inge, Sheffield, Monroe) and still finishing over .500. Now that they're hitting (the ony guy not hitting now seems to be I-Rod, who will bounce back), and the pitching is still clicking, it doesn't seem like much will stop them anytime soon.
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