Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Talking baseball

With all the talk of theology, General Convention, etc., one would think I have forgotten about my favorite 'pastime', Baseball!

Of course, we are still psyched about the Tigers, who have the best record in baseball, and are 8.5 games ahead of the White Sox and Twins in the division. While at St. Mike's the Tigers took 2 of 3 from the Sox, and then had a good weekend as well vs. Oakland. Interestingly, the Saturday game, scheduled for 7pm, was moved to 1pm to accommodate a national TV audience. THANK GOD we didn't have a wedding scheduled for that Saturday, as we did the Saturday before! Most of our Weddings on Saturday's are before 4pm if the Tigers are playing in the PM, after 5pm if they have a 1pm game in order to avoid the crowds and use our parking lot! The next two weddings on the schedule are August 26th (the Tigers are away), and September 30th (10:30am Wedding, so it won't be a problem no matter what time the game is).

Andrew's Second Season Little League got off to a slow start. Games were supposed to start last week, but got pushed back a week due to planning issues (which was good for us since Andrew away last week anyway). His first game yesterday was a rain out - although all the kids expected did show up from our team - only 2 from the other. Tonight's game is also looking tenuous since there is a further threat of thunderstorms.

Here is a picture of Andrew in the last regular season game back in June. The pitcher (actually, the kids don't pitch, the coaches do in Single A, but there is a kid by the pitcher to do the fielding) wears a helmet for safety sake.