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Bounceback And a Plug

It was really nice to see the Tigers come back and win their game last night against the Royals after their tough weekend. They’re up 5-4 right now, so hopefully they can make it two in a row.

Craig Monroe has been a Tiger on a tear. Similar to Brandon Inge, with the signing of Rondell White, he was a Tiger without a position and started the season in AAA. But with Bobby Higginson struggling and Alex Sanchez injured, Monroe has gotten a chance to sign. Last year’s Tiger Rookie of the Year, he has four homeruns and nine RBIs in the last four games (10 RBIs if you count tonight’s game). He’s also hit safely in now thirteen of his last fourteen games.

Brandon Inge is still hovering at .290 . I’ve always liked Brandon, even though I’ve probably been critical of him in the past, and I now look at him as my favorite Tiger on this team. Who doesn’t want to see him perform well?

I also got to watch bits and pieces of Sunday’s Little League World Series. Definitely one of the more enjoyable sporting events to watch, these kids play their hearts out. And this year it was the Carribean island of Curacao that brought home the championship, beating Thousand Oaks, CA.

Finally, I’m always looking for something good to listen to, and a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Willie Phoenix.
He does most of his live shows in Columbus, but if you want something new and original to listen too, pick up this CD. It’s a nice blend of Rock and Blues, and there’s definitely some good jams on his album. My personal favorite is Leopard Skin Cadilac, which sounds a little bit like some of the older ZZ Top songs.

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