For more reasons then just baseball, Memorial Day is a very important holiday. I personally salute all veterans, both past and present, along with our current troops defending our country here and overseas.
Memorial Day at one point used to represent the quarter point of the baseball season. Most teams played doubleheaders. Now, with the earlier start, it marks “sort of” the quarter point kind of like the All Star break now represents “sort of” the half way point.
It was a tough weekend for the Tigers as they got swept for only the second time all year. The Tigers kept each game close, but yesterday’s game might have been the most disappointing of the season.
Closer Ugueth Urbina was given a one run lead. He then gave up four hits and two walks, leading to a six run Orioles ninth inning. He only managed to get one out. In the process, his ERA rose from a nice 1.76 all the way to 5.17. A fine pitching performance by Mike Maroth went to waste.
The View From the Bleachers is having a Baseball Blog World Series, and he was nice enough to include my site. If you get a chance, head on over there and cast your vote.
Kansas City is on deck this afternoon. Hopefully they can turn things around.