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, October 01, 2007

A lonely October...without baseball.

Well, the Tigers season is over. They finished with 7 fewer wins than last season and 7 games behind the Cleveland Indians for the American League Central title.

There were some great ups and downs this season. Good start into June, then the bullpen faded, then the bats, followed by the starting pitchers (although rarely was all three down at the same time). August was dreadful (11 and 17). By September they made a stab at a wild card race and even an outside chance at the central title going 11 and 3 until they went to Cleveland and got swept, pushing them out of division title hopes. The stuck close though, and were only mathematically eliminated last Weds.

I saw 13 games this season and saw 11 wins and 2 loses. I saw Justin Verlander throw his no-hitter with all the boys there with me. That was awesome!

I also got to interview Sean Casey. I am sad to see him go, but I do recognize that Carlos Guillen has a better bat and is slowing down in the field at SS, so it makes sense to move him to first (especially since he is signed to a longer contract). I wish Sean Casey well. It will be interesting to see if Pudge returns (he has an option the Tigers can take), Kenny Rogers (retire), and Todd Jones (retire or play nearer to home - probably Atlanta).