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Fernando Rodney and Birthdays

While I tune in to just about every Tiger game, rarely do I ever get to watch or listen to even close to an entire game.  Today I got to watch the Tigers from the second inning on and it was a good one.  Once again, Fernando Rodeny got into trouble with his walks.  He now has 22 in 39 2/3 innings but that isn’t as noteworthy as how they come.  The last time he gave up two walks, he lost the game on June 6 against the White Sox.  The Tigers have one of the best defences in the game.  Throw the ball over the plate, just keep the ball down and that infield defense will take care of things.  Don’t put the winning run on base without having the other team work for it.

Most of you will be reading this tomorrow (Wed.), which is my 35th birthday.  I picked the wrong profession because with quarter end, I won’t be able to enjoy it much because I’ll probably have to work late.  Hopefully the Tigers will win tomorrow though, and avoid getting swept.  Other then that, I have everything I need or want.

Happy Birthday, Brian. I’m glad to hear that everything is in order for you.

I, however, both need and want some changes made before this team tanks it. It is going to be a dark time when they do tank it, and everyone will be sorry that they became complacent. Do not get used to winning every day.

This is all I have, and don’t bother chiming in to tell me that I have psychological problems. I know I do, but I don’t care. This is all I think about.

Brian, you’re right about the defense. I thik Rodney is getting by on his stuff alone. I don’t think he can always throw strikes at will. If he’s going to walk people that much, he won’t be that much better than Jones. There’s that and the fact that, suddenly, Jay Payton is a the greatest player in history. It just drives me insane.

Posted by Dan on July 5th, 2006 at 8:57 am

If you read the Detroit papers you’ll see that there is no mention of how the hit-and-run play cost us. No one wants to bring it up because it would require them to know what they’re talking about. Oh well, la-di-dah! Just another loss! These things happen!

Posted by Dan on July 5th, 2006 at 9:05 am

Happy Birthday! I really enjoy your blog although I wish it had full text rss.

Posted by joe on July 5th, 2006 at 9:54 am

I’m glad to share a birthday with you. Glad the Tigers could win for us.

Posted by Josh on July 5th, 2006 at 9:48 pm

Happy Birthday Brian! Hope you had a good one. I love the blog and the Hardball Times columns too.

Posted by Chris J on July 6th, 2006 at 12:36 am

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