Go Green!

It’s September 1st, which means rosters around baseball expand to 40 players, and oh yeah, college football season!

Read it and weep Wolverine fans:

Michigan State: 1-0
U. of Michigan: 0-1

Oh, the sweet taste of victory for the Spartans and absolute bitter, horrifying, embaressing defeat for Michigan. My Spartans did what they were supposed to do — crush UAB in a 55-18 joke of a game in East Lansing. Meanwhile, in little ol’ Ann Arbor, the No. 5 Wolverines quivered to a 34-32 mindnumbing loss to … Appalachian State?

Blue Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield is a HUGE Michigan fan, and in the wake of having a missed field goal with six seconds left cost his team an opening-week win, well, needless to say he wasn’t in a good mood. I peaked my head into the coaches’ office after the game and said:

"MSU won 55-18. Now there’s a school who knows how to finish off a team it should beat."

Butter responded with, "You better watch it. You’re in the coaches’ room. There’s no telling what I might do."

All in good fun, sure, but just in case, I said, "Tough loss, coach," and made my way quickly out the clubhouse doors. And it was a tough loss. So, my heartfelt sympathies go out to all you Michigan fans, whose national title hopes have been crushed swiftly. Ah, let’s be honest, I’m giddy that the ol’ Wolverines blew it big today.

And I know, I know — I’m talking up Michigan State? I’m well aware that my college ain’t exactly a top-tier program. In fact, I’m the first to admit that I’m gearing up for college basketball season by the time the Spartans are about three games into the Big Ten Schedule. Undoubtedly, UM will likely romp all over the Green Shirts later this year.

So, I’ll rub it in whenever I get the chance!


Congratulations Appalachian State. The Big House was yours for one day.


  1. bosoxbrian@tampabay.rr.com

    Michigan became the first team to lose to a Division 1AA team. How PATHETIC!!! Lloyd Carr was on the hotseat when the season started now the man can’t even sit down.

    Les Miles ( Michigan alum ) will be roaming the sidelines in Ann Arbor next year. Lloyd Carr is toast at Michigan.

  2. bosoxbrian@tampabay.rr.com

    Also I believe Michigan could be the first team ever to start the year in the top 10 and then lose there first game and they will not be ranked. Polls come out tomm so I guess we will find out.

  3. gsumner@rogers.com


    Well, I think we know what your passion is.

    It’s always amazed me, how loyal the alumini fans are in US college sports.

    Wish we had that here.

  4. gsumner@rogers.com

    Ty Taubenheim is trying to send The Blue Jays a message.

    He’s had 5 startsS since he was demoted to AA in New Hampshire,and compiled an era of 2.01 with 29 k’s in 31.1 innings pitched.

    Maybe he recognized he’s running out of time to make the bigs since he’s already 25.

    One way or the other it looks like the wake up call worked.

    Brandon League pitched a clean inning last night in Dunedin, with 32 k’s, no hits and 1 BB. Loosl ike he’s getting closer.

  5. gsumner@rogers.com

    The Auburn Doubledays clinched their sixth straight New York-Penn League Pinckney Division title Saturday with a 7-2 victory over the Jamestown Jammers as Victor Santana and Benjamin Zeskind homered.

    If you’d like to read the entire article from MLB news:


    As I have posted numerous times, we have some great strength in the lower minors.

    Standings-soon to be final are:

    Gulf Coast Blue Jays-2nd in division.

    Auburn DD’s-1st in division

    Lansing-2nd in division

    Dunedin-2nd in division-but only 2 back.

    We’ve already had one player-Josh Kreuzer named Player of the year in the Florida State League (A+). Travis Snider is likely the front liner to win a similar award in the Midwest League(A); and James Dougher and Brian Letko-who could be viewed as the 1+2 pitchers in the Gulf Coast rookie league-not to mention the balance of the excellent young pitching the Jays have in the lower minors.

    The point is, The Jays have drafted exceptionally well in the last couple of years and the proof is in the results.

    For the ones that do not think JP has done a good job-think again.

    Now, if we could get a manager at the major league level that knows how to manage this talent or at least fill out the lineup card properly, we could be competitive for a number of years.

  6. Jordan

    GSUMNER: Well, my passion is definitely baseball. But you’re right, us U.S. Americans (youtube Miss Teen South Carolina if you don’t get the reference there) do hold strong and true to our college teams. I whistled the MSU fight song every time Butterfield walked by me this morning 🙂

  7. gsumner@rogers.com

    well, I hope you sent Butter to utube to lighten the blow and I thank you for explaining the passion. Lol

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