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Friday Finale! Michigan, The Tigers and…..

* Michigan can save its season with a win over Iowa.  Another road win and a chance to win 9 games will give the Wolverines a shot to end the season on an up note as they prepare for 2014.  This season has been awful in many ways, but there is something to be said about winning “lose-able”  games at Northwestern & Iowa late in the season.  It could help clean some of the stink off of an otherwise awful Big Ten season.  My guess is there is NO way Hoke gets rid of Offensive Coordinator Al Borges in the off-season.  Unfortunately that just isn’t the way Michigan does business.  Brady Hoke isn’t on the hot seat and therefore he isn’t under any pressure to fix the mess that is the Michigan offense.  Hoke & Borges will either fix it before next year or both will be on the hot seat in 2015.  Michigan fans are just going to have to be patient.

* I might be crazy, but this Michigan basketball team doesn’t appear to be very good at all, am I nuts?  What are you seeing?

* Am I the only one who think Prince Fielder is the worst kind of Momma’s boy?  He is so soft for a hulking slugger that it is unimaginable how weak he appears as a person.  He apparently can’t cope with life’s road blocks.  He can’t get along with his dad, he can’t deal with his divorce and he certainly can’t deal with adversity on the job.  These are all things that the everyday Joe who, pay his salary, are expected to deal with on a lot less money per year.  How can he he pull out the “I got kids I got to take care of, I got things I got to take care of. It’s over.”   Just ridiculous.   Prince’s regular season bat will mostly be missed, but his weak character won’t be.

* Could you substitute Ian Kinsler’s name for Prince Fielder’s in this article from Gil Lebreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  They act like they got Cabrera, NOT Fielder.

 



* I spent some time covering the Rangers in Dallas and I think Detroit fans will love Ian Kinsler.  He’s coming off a bad year, but he is still an upper tier second baseman who will help reshape the Tiger’s lineup.  He’s also a great guy in the clubhouse and he is great with the fans, his personality is the exact opposite of Prince Fielder…which means he cares!

* I think my fascination with the “Kennedy Assassination” is a guy thing, I can’t remember a time when I watched so much TV.  I’ve been consumed with the various documentaries and news shows about the assassination.   I’m starting to believe the theory that JFK was killed accidentally by “friendly fire.”  It was first proposed in a book by Bonar Menninger called “Mortal Error.”  It seems to be the most plausible theory and answers most of the remaining questions surrounding that day in Dallas 50 years ago.  You?

 



(Video) Cabrera Tossed…But What Did He Say?

I’m not sure what happened, but a web site called “Motor City Muckraker” says he called umpire Chad Fairchild a homophobic slur!

 

On June 29, Cabrera also appeared to call Rays closer Fernando Rodney a “maricón,” the Spanish equivalent of “faggot.”

Home plate umpire Chad Fairchild shocked many Tigers fans Sunday when he ejected slugger Miguel Cabrera in the middle of his at-bat with the bases loaded.

The reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner wasn’t demonstrative and only said a few words. So what could he have said to provoke an ejection?

Cabrera appeared to call Fairchild a “homo.”

After the game, Fairchild wouldn’t divulge what Cabrera uttered but said that it will be in his report about the ejection.

On June 29, Cabrera also appeared to call Rays closer Fernando Rodney a “maricón,” the Spanish equivalent of “faggot.”

Is Cabrera homophobic? Is that a sufficient reason to remove a player? We’d like to hear from you.

Here is the video, what do you think?

 


(Video) Tiger Catcher Brayan Pena Punks Nick Swisher!

Hard not to love the glee on Tiger catch Brayan Pena’s face as he picks up a ball rolling foul, that rolls back into fair territory and sprints across the diamond to tag out Nick Swisher.  Swisher will always be a Yankee so his indifference and ultimate failure is priceless.

Watch Pena’s face as he applies the tag to a disgusted Swisher.  AWESOME!  This wouldn’t have happened with Alex Avila behind the plate.