New Beginnings

What a difference a year makes.  At this time in 2016 I had just been let go by Detroit Sports 105-1 and quite honestly, I wasn’t happy.  There was a small sense of relief being shown the door off a sinking ship, but I took pride in my work and I didn’t get a chance to finish what I started. …

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Minor League? Nope. Anything But That.

“I consider each customer as a family member who deserves nothing but the best service”- Tammy Toh. It was great to be alive again.  I felt alive again.  Going to work this summer for the brand new United Shore Professional Baseball League was an absolute treat.  It really was so nice to be a part of a group that was …

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I’ve Been Pulled Back In

Last summer I decided to coach 13U Rec Baseball and my step son AJ. He and I are very close and I’ve worked with him a lot over the years on his game.  Taking over an entire team and volunteering for two months though?  It was certainly a heavy responsibility.  To make a long story short: We made it to …

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It Is Just a Reunion

Slow news day?  Worst time of the year to be a sports fan?  Nothing else to get angry about while the Tigers aren’t playing?   I’m still shaking my head this morning at Thursday’s “Rage-Fest” that took place on social media and on the radio in regards to the Detroit Lions.  Free Press beat reporter Dave Birkett had the story …

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Communication Is Not That Difficult

Communicate.  Talk.  Have a conversation. This seems to be very challenging in our society today and it has been illuminated over the last 48 hours in the news.  There have been tragic stories regarding police shootings where just a simple conversation should have taken place.  Heck, it is all over the sports world as well. Dwyane Wade leaves the Miami …

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I Have Some One Liners

Congratulations to Mike Tirico.  25 years at ESPN and now moving on.  A friend, a class act, and a true pro. NBA free agency is crazy.  Kent Bazemore commanding $19 million a year? That was some win by the Tigers last night.  The Tampa bullpen imploded, but tip your cap to Detroit. My Tribe is hot.  Such a fun team …

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Should Detroit Be Happy For Cleveland?

I have lived in Southeast Michigan for almost 20 years.  Sports championships have fallen from the sky like leaves off the trees in the fall.  The Red Wings have won 4 Stanley Cups since I moved here.  The Pistons took home the Larry O’Brien trophy in 2004 and I was right there for it.  Michigan football won a National Championship …

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Baseball and Father’s Day

There is nothing better than sharing something you love with someone you love. For me, family is so important and I learned of its importance from lessons taught by my dad.  This morning I came across a terrific story written by Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com.  The theme is baseball and Father’s Day and how it connects dads and their sons. Please …

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This Is So Spot On

I ran across a blog post on Facebook the other day that really wet my palate.  It discussed parenting and how kids today are never put in a position to be challenged.  As I’ve written in this space before and am teaching in my “Parenting the Love and Logic Way™” classes, we are consultants.  We should avoid being “Helicopter” parents …

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Friday Free For All

A few thoughts on my mind as we head into the weekend. 1.  The Tigers are still managed by Brad Ausmus.  The “Fire Ausmus” chatter has died down a bit, after votes of confidence from both Al Avila and even Jim Leyland.  At 25-28, Detroit is certainly an underachiever and the manager should be on thin ice.  A 200 million …

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