May 23rd, 2008
To paraphrase Jim Rome: I take time off because I get time off. And I have the next few days for at least part of the holiday weekend. I’ll be back on the beat Monday from the west coast, where I’ll be doing all three cities of the upcoming trip. Until then, I’ll be running errands, just plain running and trying to watch three games at the same time Saturday like the rest of you. I might chime in if something comes up, but otherwise, enjoy what might be one of the best weekends in Detroit sports history. Three games going on in the same city at the same time? Two of them postseason games, and the other one critical for playoff hopes? That’s hard to beat. Enjoy it along with the rest of the holiday weekend.
Congratulations to Tigers beat writer Tom Gage, who has been named the Michigan Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Tom is in his 30th season covering the Tigers for the Detroit News and is one of the best actual writers you’ll find on a baseball beat.