In the 15 years since the opening of Comerica Park, there seems to be a softening. The place gets rave reviews from locals, especially young people, and people from around the country.
Torii Hunter knows that somewhere, a young African-American boy is watching his every move — on and off the baseball field. He knows because hewas that young kid. glued in front of the television watching Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson.
The rally failed Tuesday, and the Americans lost 2-1 in extra time. The days for U.S. soccer, however, are brighter after its showing at the World Cup — advancing out of the 'Group of Death' and into the Round of 16.
If you are the United States soccer team and you care about the growth of the sport in this country, celebrating Wednesday's 1-0 loss is fine. But the goal is to see more of what played out at Campus Martias on Thursday.
Anibal Sanchez stays under the radar and bashes opponents with a sneaky fastball and nice curveball. He even has two change-ups. One is a regular change-up and he has one called the butterfly that actually floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.
That just seems to be the way thing are going for Victor Martinez. When he's at the plate, something good usually happens.
Leave it to the Tigers to score a season-high 12 runs and walk out of Comerica Park feeling empty. This slump is not over even though the Tigers held on to beat the Minnesota Twins, 12-9, Saturday at Comerica Park.
Michigan Bucks soccer team owner Dan Duggan left Wednesday night for a 12-day, 10-city tour of Brazil, where he plans to watch five World Cup games. This trip is not all pleasure. Meetings are planned with high-profile and influential soccer people. And he hopes to return with news of professional soccer coming to Detroit.
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