Posts Tagged ‘Justin Verlander’

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And It Goes On!

March 10, 2010

Sometimes (I think you’ll find) that things in your life seem to be balancing. They aren’t really great, but they aren’t really bad either. I am really starting to get that feeling right now. There are some good things, some not so good things. Right now things are starting to feel better.

One interesting thing that happened was my Dad getting into the Bay City Times AND The Saginaw News.

What he nor I were expecting is that it would be front page news. He had been unemployed for well over a year, and sent out well over 400 applications and never received so much as a call back let alone an interview. He’s actually going back to school to learn a new craft (which I commend him for, but it makes me sad that he should even have to). Everyone (including the writer and the photographer of the story) was hoping that this would result in work for him. Fortunately he found a part time time job at MBS Airport. He can still collect unemployment and go back to school, and knowing the hard worker my Dad is he will be back on his feet in no time and kiss that unemployment goodbye!

In other good news, Spring Training has begun in Florida and Arizona! Of course this means I get to watch my beloved Tigers take the field again, it also means Opening Day isn’t far away!

Seeing Johnny Damon in an Old English D is going to take some getting use to, but I think I’ll make it. I watched their first televised game on the MLB Network. It was a 9-5 win for the D and it was very cool to see Maggs ripping the ball again. I was also really impressed by the youngster Austin Jackson. It should be a really interesting year!

That being said, I am also eagerly awaiting the arrival of MLB 10: The Show. I didn’t think they could improve upon what was already the best baseball game I’ve ever played but it looks like they’ve done it! Hell they even have Verlander’s proper wind-up this year~!

I also recently watch Up in the Air with George Clooney. I learned something from this movie. I need to stop judging a book by its cover.

Upon seeing trailers for this movie I was totally uninterested at first. I read a lot of great reviews, saw that Clooney was up for an Oscar, but still it didn’t make much difference to me weather I saw it or not. Out of sheer boredom I decided to give it a watch, and boy was I surprised. This movie deserves any and all hype it got and Clooney deserved the acting nod that he was given. Go out and see it! It’s rare to see such a great dramatic film that manages to mix in comedy but keep it serious.

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It’s About Time

July 17, 2009

Well enough time has passed and I think that there might very well be enough of information compiled to make another meaningful blog post. Well….you know what I mean.

For the second time in a nearly two year span I am out of my walking boot and back into my own two shoes. The good news is that my foot is feeling a lot better compared to a year ago in the same situation. The bad news is that I am now tasked with losing all of the weight that I have gained during this process.

Granted I had become overweight since the foot pain started and gradually got worse and I became less active, this is true. But the last few years before the surgery I was REALLY inactive and REALLY out-of-shape. Post surgery number one I had actually lost quite a bit of weight (maybe 6-9lbs) due to not being all that hungry and due to the fact that I had to do everything using my arms and one leg. But after the I got back into my shoes I started having the problems that led me to the second surgery. Well needless to say the weight came back on and then some. Now that things are looking up again I can try to lose this burden that has been imposed on me, partly by fate and partly of my own doing.

I had also stopped my pursuit of my college degree(s) for some time. I am happy to say that I have since started back and I am coming close to earning my first degree in Business!

In the world of Baseball the Tigers are still in 1st place! They have been there since May and they have a 3 1/2 game lead over the White Sox. Curtis Granderson (my personal favorite), Justin Verlander, Edwin Jackson, and Brandon Inge all made the All-Star team. Inge went 0-10 in the Homerun Derby which really wasn’t all that big of a surprise. Yeah he has 21 Homers going in to the break but I imagine he has an easier time launching a fastball out of the park then a batting practice pitch, Inge doesn’t have THAT kind of power, his comes from the speed of the ball as well. Well Granderson was clutch in the the AL’s 13th straight win as he got a triple and ended up scoring the winning run!

The Tigers start the second half of the season tonight in the Bronx as they take of the Yankees. My eyes will be glued to the TV~!