Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 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

Monday, August 21, 2006

7-1 Tigers, in the 7th

After losing the last three to the Rangers, it is nice to come home and see the Tigers up 7-1 over the White Sox in the 7th inning! They blew a 6 run lead yesterday, but they are playing better today, and it is later into the game. They made a trade for a second baseman, Perez, from the Cubs to help with the infield with Polanco out with an injury. He won a golden glove at Shortstop in 2000. Here is picture of him in his Cubs uniform. How blessed Perez and first basemen Casey are to be traded from terrible teams (Pirates and Cubs) to the team with the best record in baseball!

Andrew got to pitch for the second time tonight. During the regular little league season he played Single A, which is coach pitch to encourage hitting and fielding. In this 'second season', which is technically Double A, we have faced mostly the pitching machine, since that is what Double A in the other Grosse Pointes little league uses for AA. But tonight the other coach agreed to kid pitch, and Andrew pitched in the 4th (of 6) innings. The first batter got on base due to a fielding error. Andrew walked the second kid. He then struck out the next three for a 19 pitch inning. In two games (two innings) his ERA remains 0.00.

We won 2-0 on a two run home run hit by Jamal, one of our fastest runners!