Thursday: M's at Tigers

Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez is in the ballpark today. He paid a visit to Jim Leyland, who warned him that he’s a Notre Dame fan before they had a nice conversation.

You’ll also read later today that Leyland’s not a big fan of MLB’s new efforts to pick up the pace of the game. In fact, he had a pretty big rant on it. I’ll try to give the highlights.

Lineups …


  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Sheffield, DH
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Guillen, 3B
  7. Joyce, LF
  8. Renteria, SS
  9. Inge, C


  1. Ichiro, CF
  2. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  3. Jose Lopez, 2B
  4. Raul Ibanez, DH
  5. Richie Sexson, 1B
  6. Jeremy Reed, LF
  7. Kenji Johjima, C
  8. Wladimir Balentien, RF
  9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS


At which point does a man with a 620 OPS get pulled from the 3 whole? 34 Games played, 115 at bats the sample size is starting to get pretty big. His OPS in April 643, May 583! I think the writing is on the wall here, either 60 DL him and let the shoulder rest or retire. I love the Sheff but he’s really hurting this team right now and we have enough problems to deal with without this easily fixable one.

I hope Bonderman can pick it up. He does not look sharp and was lucky in the 1st.

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