’42′ opens in theaters today
About a month ago was the first time I saw a trailer for 42. I was literally in chills as the preview ended. The movie about the legacy of Jackie Robinson looks absolutely incredible and it opens in theaters today. No doubt it will be number one at the box office this weekend, as baseball and America celebrates 66th Anniversary of Robinson’s MLB debut.
Hoping to go check it out tomorrow or Sunday evening.
Game 3 of the 2012 World Series is tonight. The Detroit Tigers face an 0-2 hole with the next three games at home. Tonight is a must win. If you don’t know, I live in Metro Detroit.
Kate Upton is really hot, and she is supposedly banging Tigers star pitcher Justin Verlander, but I think this photo is photoshopped, unfortunately.
George Brett pretty much craps his pants all the time
I’m currently watching MLB’s Home Run Derby. George Brett has walked into the booth for some commentary in the second round. Brett is a Hall of Famer, but I really don’t remember any moment from his career, because he retired when I was 10 years old.
When I think of George Brett, I think of this video. And honestly, this video is kind of better than his career, or at least I’d assume.
You need to watch this to believe it.
Tiger Stadium opened 100 years ago just like Fenway Park, but it’s ignored in Detroit
A pretty awesome piece on Tiger Stadium by Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports, check it out.
The greatest breakdown of Prince Fielder’s deal with the Tigers that you’ll see
I don’t want to preface this video, I just want you to watch it. Anyone can be a star on the internet, anyone. Yes, this kid is a star, he also has “sources.”
God bless YouTube.
(I’m going to make this kid famous, or at least get this video out there — he has less than 40 views right now)
WELCOME HOME PRINCE!!
The number one topic in the sports world yesterday was the Detroit Tigers signing of All-Star first basemen Prince Fielder. Fielder not only is returning to the city where he grew up watching his dad, Cecil, hit home run after home run putting himself amongst the greats in Tigers history, he also scored himself a ridiculous nine-year deal worth $214 million.
The bold move was reportedly triggered by Tigers owner Mike Illitch, rather than General Manager Dave Donbrowski, and it puts the Tigers in a win-now position for not only this upcoming season, but for years to come. Nine years of top-notch play out of Fielder might be a stretch, but it was the necessary action to get a player of his caliber to come to a market like Detroit, even with the Tigers recent success. More importantly, this puts my Tigers as the odds on favorite to win the 2012 World Series.
In his first seven seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, the 27 year-old Fielder batted .282 with 230 home runs and 656 RBI’s. With the Tigers losing designated hitter Victor Martinez for possibly the season, it put the go-ahead for the Tigers to jump on this move and bring Fielder to their lineup, even at the hefty price tag.
Fielder’s contract won’t be measured on how he stacks up to his dad’s 245 home runs in a Tigers’ uniform (good for 5th all-time), or if he’s able to fill Martinez’s void this season. This $214 million will simply be measured in World Series titles. As a Tigers lifelong fan who was only a year old the last time the team won a World Series in 1984, I’m all for the team winning two or three titles, but let’s start with 2012 and go from there.
Leave it to Wilson, the guy is a maniac. Supposedly Wilson picked up two pairs of the shoes that are being auctioned off for charity at nearly $6,000-$10,000 a pair.