Posted by Bob Biscigliano
My cartoon thought clouds are starting to swirl and turn into tornados. I have so much on my mind tonight. First, I can't even describe the emotions I have after Davidson baseball team picked up our FIRST road victory of the season tonight. We improved to 1-19 on the road and ended an overall 12 game losing streak after beating UNCG. We were the VERY LAST team in the country to win its first road game. Pathetic, but it has been our plan all along and to win now is perfect timing with the conference tournament around the corner. It's just in time for us to surprise some teams and possibly even shock the world. You heard it here first.
Meanwhile, the Tigers still suck. Justin Verlander turned in one of his better outtings of the season, but it went all for naught as the Tigers decided to use their real bats as fire wood and try and hit with tampons. The one lone, not so bright spot was Miguel's 2 hit Ichiro-type game. He continues to show absolutely no power (minus the random HR here and there), but was the only Tiger to have more than one hit tonight. Luckily, I did not get a chance to watch this game, or else my wrists would probably be dripping blood on this brand new laptop as I type right now. The Tigers will finish their terrible series against the F'ing ROYALS tomorrow at 2 pm. The chicken man is on the hill hoping to help end our winless year against Kansas City.
On to the better half of Detroit sports....The Red Wings decided that winning every game is boring and the NHL needs a little drama, so they lost tonight. Chris Osgood lost his first game of the playoffs, but the Wings still hold a 3-1 series lead over the Stars in the Western Conference Finals.
The Pistons await the finish of the Celtics/Cavs series to see who they will face in the Eastern Conference Finals. I'm nervous the time off will make them rusty, although it really didn't seem to be an issue in the 2nd round. I think they are going to get more time off this time though. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. At least it will help Chauncey heal his bum hammy.
Lastly, I want to switch gears into a different world and show you a clip of Manny Ramirez from tonight: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=280514101
Here is a brief synopsis of what happened: He catches a ball on the run in left field and procedes to run and hop up the fence and high five a Boston Red Sox fan (the game is in Baltimore btw). Okay, end of the inning, a little more than just throwing the ball into the stands right? Well, the catch was only out number 2 and there were runners on base. While he was high fiving a fan the runners could have been tagging and running around the bases. Nonetheless, after high fiving the fan, Manny turns and throws the ball in and the Sox double off the Orioles runner at first base. The greatest part about this video is how much FUN Manny is having as he is running off the field. ManRam is pretty bizaare to say the least, but he has so much fun playing the game. Not to mention, he's FILTHY good. Rod Allen would get a ton of people drunk describing how nasty and firm this player is. I think he's great. Another event dealing with this 'antic' by Manny that you can't see in this video is that in the middle of the inning, Manny and a bunch of his teammates gathered around a camera to watch the replay and all laughed about it together. Hilarious and cool to see these grown men, who are making lots of money playing ball, still having a lot of fun. I wish the Tigers would start having fun..
Here is a video of Manny being Manny ...
This last video is of Manny looking for good, Mr. Carmichael type, boogers to eat....
Stay tuned for a "Famous Lasts" post to commemorate Chip and I never being in college again after this weekend... I was going to get a tear drop tattoo to serve as a symbol of my sadness to graduate college, but I heard it's a gang sign for how many people you have killed... I don't want to give people the wrong idea by my tear tattoo........I've killed way more than one person....