Sunday, April 4, 2021

MLB Knocks It Out Of The Park Regarding All Star Game

What signifies America better than baseball and democracy.

This week the MLB stood up for democracy by deciding to move the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta Georgia.

The decision came in response to  Republican Governor Brian Kemp signing voting laws that many see as oppressive, draconian.

Other leagues need to do what's right & follow the MLB's example when it comes to Georgias new voting laws.

The new laws would limit the amount of time a voter can get an absentee ballot, require an ID to get an absentee ballot, make it illegal for election officals to mail out absentee ballot applications, allow the GOP to suspend county election officals.

It's also would make it illegal for anybody to hand out water to voters who would waiting to vote in the hot Georgia sun to vote.

The laws came after Republican losses in the 2020 presidential election and in the January 2021 Georgia Senate races.

Georgia Republicans argue this would make elections more secure

However many see the laws  oppressive to voters. 

Many Georgians made their voices heard by voting absentee in 2020 and in the 2021 Georgia Senate Races.

Georgia Republicans ought be ashamed of themselves.

What they're doing is going against everything that America stands up for.

Voting is a right. Citizens want and deserve to be heard. 

By passing these laws, Republicans are proving they don't give a damn about the voters right to be heard.

The laws Republicans passed are restrictive, abusive, disgusting and dishonest.

We all want fair, honest elections.

 We all want to see democracy thriving.

The opportunity to vote should be expanded, not restrictive.

One way to do that is by expanding the right to get an absentee ballot, not restricting it.


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Republicans Cry Foul Over Baseball Attendance Limits

The 2021 baseball season begins soon.

For the first time since the pandemic began, fans will br allowed at Comerica Park on opening day to root for the Tigers. 

Currently the limit allowed is 1,000 fans, but it may rise as the season opener gets closer or if restrictions are eased.

The capacity currently at Comerica Park's over 41,000 + fans.

The GOP led legislature wants the governor to increase the amount of fans allowed on opening day.

Here's what wrong with their GOP logic.

Isn't there a pandemic going on.

Aren't there mutantation of the virus?

I can understand how some want to get back to some sense of normalcy, but not right now.

Even with Michiganders getting vaccinated, there's a chance that the virus and the variants would spread.

Hopefully soon this virus could be over and we can get all back to rooting for the Tigers.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Prayers For Hank Aaron

Baseball heaven got busier this month.

Prayers, thoughts, peace sent to the family, friends, fans of home run great Hank Aaron.

Aaron left us last week after passing from natural causes. He was 86

Aaron played for the Atlanta Braves for years and held the record for home runs hit for many years until it was broken by Barry Bonds in 2007.

He will be dearly missed.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

So Long Lasorda

Baseball will never be the same.

Prayers, thoughts, peace sent to the family, friends, the Dodgers organization, fans of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

Lasorda left us last week after passing from natural causes. He was 93.

Lasorda managed the Dodgers to 2 World Series, winning in 1981 and 1988.

He remained with the organization until his passing.

Tommy will be dearly missed.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Naughty & Nice

Santa's not the only one who makes a list, checks it twice to see who's been naughty or nice in sports this year.

Here's who should have coal or get something extra nice in their stocking.

Naughty: Wolverines football head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The man can't coach the Wolverines out of a paper bag. 

How many more dismal seasons do Wolverine fans have to put up with. 

Nobody will ever replace Bo Schembechler, but the Wolverines can't keep losing the way they do.

Nice: MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo.

He's one of the decent coaches in college basketball and is automatically on the nice list.

Naughty: Fla. Govenor Ron DeSantis. 

Governor DeSantis wanted to restart the WWE and ignore his own stay at home orders during the pandemic.

He put millions of Floridans at risk by reducing restrictions and opening his state up too early.

Nice: Sheila Ford Hamp. 

Sheila did right by Lions fans by firing head coach Matt Patricia & general manager Bob Quinn after a disastrous Lions Thanksgiving game and 2 dismal seasons under their watch.

Let's hope she hires somebody who knows what they're doing.

Naughty: the LA. Dogers for allowing 3rd. baseman Justin Turner to participate in the World Series when he was infected with Covid.

They put many of his teammates at risk by allowing him to participate if he was infected.

Nice: the MLB for acknowledging the accomplishments of African Americans who participated in the Negro leagues.

Naughty: team owners of leagues who wanted to restart their seasons during the pandemic. 

Yes, many wanted to watch sports again, but are they doing enough to keep athletes safe.

Nice: the IOC (International Olympic  Committee) who decided to postpone the Summer Olympics because of the pandemic. 

So many countries are afftected by this pandemic. 

Naughty: the NFL.

The NFL still haven't given quarterback Colin Kaepernick a chance after taking a knee to protest for civil rights.

Nice: Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick took a knee to protest against police brutality & was instrumental in starting a national dialogue about the issue. 

Naughty: the Detroit Lions

How many more losses do Detroiters have to put up with.

Even though Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia have been fired last month, the team just can't get their act together and win games.

Hope they find someone who knows what they're doing to move the team forward.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Here Go We Again: Lions Fire Another Coach

Good news, Lions didn't play this week. 

Bad news, the Lions lost their game on Thanksgiving.

They also fired their head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn last week.

Here we go again, the Lions can't get their act together and win games.

 While some see the firings as a step in the right direction, some are wondering what took so long for thr move to be made.

Was firing them a good move or are there deeper problems in the Lions organization.

Players, coaches, team presidents, and their assistants have come and gone from the Lions.

The Lions have never made it beyond the NFC Conference Championship. 

After the 2008 historic season where the team went 0 - 16, a new head coach, team president and general manager were named.

Some improvements were made and the Lions reached the playoffs a couple of times. 

Since then the Lions haven't won a playoff game. 

Even with changes at the helm made, will the Lions be a sucessful team or are we cursed by the football gods?

If I had the answers, I'd be running the Lions and winning championships.

I can only give observations, opinions.

First: hire an experienced team president, who knows how to build a team and has a winning record to prove it.

Second, hire coaches who have had coaching experiences.

Third, get good players. 

Detroit needs good offensive and defensive players.

Fourth: The team needs better group dynamics.

Group cohesiveness plays a large part in the way a team operates. 

Great teams look after each other.

 We can never go back to being a losing team again.

We fans are tired of having our playoff hopes dashed and disappointed.

Let's hope the Lions can finally start get their act together and start winning games again.


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Dogers Strike Out On Covid Crisis

The Dogers ought to be ashamed of themselves.
For those who weren't aware, the Dogers this week won the 2020 World Series.

The baseball season was abbreviated because of the Covid virus.

The virus claimed over 230,000+ lives of our fellow Americans.

The Dogers allowed their 3rd baseman Justin Turner to play after after being tested for Covid.

What the Dogers did is not only selfish, but irresponsible too.

What if there's a second wave & it's much worse than the one were are in now.

 Is it worth putting others at risk, nope it's not.

They pulled him out of the game earlier that day Why couldn't they have kept him out the game.  

Why did they allow to take a group photo with the team?

Yes, it was a wonderful moment for him to win a World Series.

But the Dogers should have done a better job of being prepared for this.

What if his fellow teamates or his family got infected. 

The Covid crisis is not going to go away anytime soon.

Baseball needs to do a better job of keeping their players safe.