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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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Being put out of its misery...

....the Tigers 2008 season that is.

With a 12 out of 13 game slide, the Tigers are now in LAST place. Before opening day, with all the free agent acquistions, most were willing to crown the Tigers world champions before a pitch was thrown. What a disappointment this has been.

Todd Jones is retiring, Kenny Rogers hasn't looked too good recently (perhaps his age is catching up with him). Joel Zumaya is hurt again and probably done. Nate Robertson looked tired last night. Verlander has had a sub-par seasons, and Jeremy Bonderman has been out most of the season. Pitching matters.

But then again, so does hitting, and they have had lackluster bats!

As they used to say in Brooklyn (about the Dodgers) "wait until next year"!

Of course, all that being said, I may go to the game today to cheer my head off for them anyway.

On a personal baseball note, I saw my doctor yesterday about my shoulder and he thought it might be calcification of the rotator cuff. He gave me some exercises to do, and if there isn't improvement, than off to an orthopedic surgeon for some grinding.

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