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I’ve been a baseball fan, particularly a Tigers fan, since my dad took me to my first ballgame at Tiger Stadium in 1964. I sat alongside my dad the day Denny McLain served up a blooper to Mickey Mantle to hit over the wall in right field in 1968, the year McLain won 31 games and the Tigers went on to beat the Cards in the World Series.
I’m a baseball purist and sometimes have difficulty separating the business aspects from the game, and the men who play this kid’s game that I love so much from the egos their huge contracts so often create. Still, there is nothing like going to the ballpark on a warm spring day, where I can leave the worries of my own hectic life outside the chalk lines and immerse myself in a game that has largely gone unchanged since its inception more than 100 years ago (raise the pitchers’ mound back to where it should be, and for heaven’s sake, do away with the designated hitter!).
I look forward to sharing with Bleacher Report readers my experiences, my opinions and my love of the game of baseball. What do you say? Let’s Play Ball!
Wow ten fans! Look out Shakespeare!
Packer - Ravens on Monday Night. Get the inside scoop from my interview with Ravens writer John Eisenberg.
First of all, thanks for being a fan!
If you like to reminisce, here's one for you:
A look back at the NFL's oldest rivalry:
Look forward to your comments,
Thanks for being a fan. Here's a new one you may like:
LOL - Brett Favre says "GOTCHA"
Carlos Pena's in the ASG over Miguel Cabrera.. What?
The Mid-Season awards article is published, check it out!
Would you like to take part in a mid-season awards roundtable for the Tigers? If so, either email me at email@example.com or leave your email address on my profile and I will send you the information. Thanks.
Jim Thome is about 3 seasons away from breaking a historic record held by Reggie Jackson. Please take a look when you have time. Thanks for any comments or feedback you may have.
Ryan Zimmerman’s hit streak halted at 30 games last night. As one streak ends, another is admired. Read about how Joe DiMaggio forever redefined ’56,’ and how his feat may never be broken. It is a record that thankfully cannot be broken through steroid use, and represents all that was once right in a game that has since gone so wrong.
Thanks in advance!
-Stephen (Heartbeat of the Bronx)