Sweaty Men Endeavors

The sports blog with the slightly gay name

Monday, April 17, 2006

"Bloggers Night" at the Fish

This is the true story of three strangers - each of them bloggers (running multiple blogs, at that) - who agreed to spend their Friday evening at a Michigan baseball game, chatting about the woeful Detroit Lions and the upcoming draft, the promising Detroit Tigers and the merits of Brandon Inge, intro music for batters walking to the plate (preferably heavy metal), photography (Where's a telescopic lens when you need it?), and embarrassing 80s music (Journey #@$ing rules, man!), while also consenting to be photographed.

From left to right, we have Brian who works his boo-tay off on Big Ten Hardball (and Beyond Boxscores), the world-famous Sam(ela) of Blue Cats and Red Sox fame (along with Roar of the Tigers), who's pursuing approximately a half-dozen degrees from the University of Michigan and has apparently found a way to add five extra hours to the day, and yours truly, the Fried Rice Thinker and chronicler of sweaty men endeavoring, who's crushing poor Sam's left shoulder with his gigantic melon and appears to be reaching to give Brian a pinch on the caboose (much to the amusement of the woman behind us with hand to mouth).

It was a rockin' good time at Fisher Stadium on Friday night, huddling up with a couple thousand of our closest friends, and watching Michigan spank Ohio State like a brat acting up at the grocery store, 14-3. (Michigan went on to sweep the weekend from the Buckeyes, which threw the Big Ten standings out of whack, and sent Mr. Big Ten Hardball scractching his head.) There was dancing, singing, and a couple of cars dented and smashed by foul balls. (Oh, that poor guy from Ohio...) Despite minor disagreements between Sam and I over the suitability of Run DMC's "It's Tricky" as intro music, and faced with the abject horror of my confessions of love for 80s power ballad bands, our evening of college baseball was very pleasant.

I hope we get to do it all again, at a ballpark near you.

If you'd like to see more photos from the game, check out Big Ten Hardball (which is filling a void you wanted filled, whether you realize it or not) and Samela's Flickr labor of love. You will get no more pictures from me, as I still have yet to join the digital camera revolution, pending an upcoming birthday.



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