Sweaty Men Endeavors

The sports blog with the slightly gay name

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Blogger invasion at Comerica Park

Call it The Detroit Blog-Down. Or maybe the Motor City Spiel-Down. Whatever. Bloggers were out in full force last night at Comerica Park, taking over the first row of section 212 in the right-field mezzanine. The '27 Yankees can keep their Murderer's Row. I'll take these guys instead.

Who was in the bunch? Billfer, who organized the whole CoPa klatsch. The Bleacher Guy (efforts are apparently under way for a legal name change). Brian from Beyond Boxscores. Big Al was in Da Hizzey! Eno dropped by for a bit. And the woman responsible for the following photograph, who endured being the only female and youngest of the gang, Ms. Samela (to whom I apologized profusely and frequently for sticking her with that nickname) of Roar of the Tigers, rounded out our super-team.

From left to right, we have Rob, Brian, me, Bill, Greg, and Sam waiting out a rain delay. Big Al joined us later on - unfortunately, after this photo was taken.

And let me clarify, that is NOT sweat staining/soaking my shirt. (Actually, from a distance, it almost looks like stripes on the shirt, doesn't it? So just pretend.) Just because the blog is titled "Sweaty Men Endeavors" doesn't mean I take it that seriously in public. That is rain, people. Check your game recaps. Clearly, the only people who took their weather forecasts seriously were Brian and Samela. Smart kids. I spent the rest of the night worrying I'd come down with something.

Anyway, it was a great time at the ballpark (and Nemo's beforehand). Very cool to meet everyone, and put faces to blogs. And a lot of joking around. Popular punching bag of the night: Neifi Perez, who could become the Tigers' Chuck Norris (at least on defense) if any of our jokes were committed to paper or recording. Oh, well.

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  • At September 06, 2006 6:41 PM, Blogger Mini Me said…

    Nice...blog party!

  • At September 06, 2006 7:16 PM, Anonymous kevin said…

    What, I couldn't get an invite??

  • At September 06, 2006 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tigers release DH Dmitri Young DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers unconditionally released designated hitter Dmitri Young after Wednesday’s loss to the Seattle Mariners.

    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the move was “strictly performance related.”

    Young was activated from the disabled list July 21 after he left the Tigers on May 22 to undergo treatment for substance abuse at a California rehab center. He was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Wednesday’s 5-4, 10-inning loss.

    “I’m not going to talk,” said Young, whose bags were packed for the upcoming series at Minnesota.

    Young spent 30 days in the rehabilitation facility and three weeks working out with minor league teams. He concluded his time away from the Tigers by hitting .452 in eight games at Triple-A Toledo.

    Young, a switch hitter, was batting .250 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs for the Tigers this season. He hit .271 with 21 homers and 72 RBIs for Detroit last year.

  • At September 06, 2006 10:10 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    White Sox win, 8-1 over Red Sox, and Twins lose to D-Rays, 4-2.

    All thing's considered, we've been very lucky so far, despite the awful hitting the Tigers have done lately.

  • At September 06, 2006 10:17 PM, Blogger Ian C. said…

    Kevin, we were going to invite you, but thought you'd be too tall for the photo. So we, like, didn't want to embarrass you.

    And what's up with DY taking the spotlight away from this post, man?! WTF, MeatHook?!?

    (Seriously, though - thanks to whoever posted that breaking news.)

  • At September 06, 2006 10:47 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    I posted the DY news earlier, before I created a Blogger account.

    But, you're welcome.

  • At September 07, 2006 9:10 AM, Blogger Leelanau Sports Guy said…

    Looks like fun, wish I could have made it down, will have to try next year!


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