April 4th, 2012 at 9:56 pm by under Bill's Blog, Sports, Weather

     First some mood music.  This song by the Harry Simeone “Songsters” open the Chicago Cubs radio broadcasts I heard as a kid on WGN with Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau.  The song also opened for the Dodgers radio broadcasts and it does mention Kalamazoo.  The weather was perfect for the Tigers opener Thurs. afternoon…sunshine and mid 50s (light jacket and the baseball cap)…maybe a little sunscreen for the fair-skinned.  Tigers win in the bottom of the 9th!  Great game!  Tigers are going places this year!  The Whitecaps started tonight in Dayton, was a cool and pleasant evening with mostly clear skies.  The Whitecaps open at home next Monday.  The weather looks breezy and cool Monday with temperatures in the  mid 40′s.   Matt is trading me Saturday for Monday, so I’ll have Monday evening off and I’ll have to think about heading to 5th/3rd Park.  Here’s the Whitecaps schedule and the Tigers schedule.  Congratulations to Ferris St. for an AWESOME win over Union.  They are in the finals!  I remember my senior year of college traveling to Boston for the NCAA Hockey Finals.  Wisconsin beat Denver 4-2 at the Boston Gardens.

42 Responses to “Baseball!!”

    1. Skot says:

      YEAH BABY !! The song of the turtle.

  1. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says: A game for all America by Ernie Harwell. ROCK ON INDY!! Rock on Tigers! It’s April in the D. I have been waiting for this day since the last game on Sep 28th 2011. They are going to win 120 games this season. PLAY BALL. Baseball. The season of summer,laying around in the shade or having an evening bofire taking life easy. Radio on listening to the game. I am ready.

  2. INDY says:

    Smell of hotdogs craks of the bat fresh cutt grass get your ice cold beer that ball is long gone !!!! 5pds of kilbasa dogs sprites and Tigers with nice weather out at the YARDofBRICKS ERNIELESS!!!! Enjoy the game Vincent, Bloggers!! INDYY

  3. DF (SE Mich) says:

    All eyes on the East Side today =) I wish I was there.

  4. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

    Got my dogs to grill, beer to drink, and TV ready to go! Just need some nachos now!!! Go TIGERS!!!!

    1. Nathan (GR) says:

      You what!

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        Don’t work?… =)

        1. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

          It’s called a weeks vacation for my daughters Spring Break Gentlemen. Know know, a perk you get when you’ve worked for the same company 10+ years? 4 weeks vacation allow me to use some off time to enjoy things like watching opening day with her.

        2. DF (SE Mich) says:

          I was just kidding. I actually figured it was spring break or something.

  5. INDY says:

    YES DF lights cam and action on thee EASTSIDE enjoy !!! INDYY

  6. Robert says:

    Bill, be encouraged. Walked around Wrigley last night watching everyone preparing for the Cub’s opening game later today. Even the ‘off-site’ rooftop bleacher buildings were stocking up. All claimed that ‘this is the year’ for the Cubs. The autograph hounds outside the players parking area were geeked as well. I could not but think of how this was happening at Comerica, and how much more valid the hope for the Tigers!

    1. Bruno (Northview H.S.) says:

      We are going to be at the Tigers/Cubbies game June 14th. Can’t wait!! :)

  7. INDY says:

    Comerica Park will be nuts!! We have the Tigers FSU Bulldogs frozen 4 then the Wings and lots of sun to go around what a great day!! This sprites for u all ENJOY ….INDYY

  8. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

    Go Tigers!! I hope to see many sellouts at Comerica all summer long.

    Latest hurricane forecast is predicting a very quiet season this year:

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Uh oh… that means it will be bad as they’ll just revise it 2-3 times as the season rolls on.

  9. RJ (Rockford) says:

    GO Tigers! Go Whitecaps! Go Great Spring Break weather!! Sun and temps at or above average. The best Spring break weather in a long, long, long time. Just don’t ask fixxxer because he will be complaining even though the weather is FANTASTIC!!! ROCK n ROLL GRAND RAPIDS!

    1. fixxxer says:

      The temp sucks and you know it.

  10. RJ (Rockford) says:

    First the good news – Great Spring Break weather. Now for the GREAT news – after the brief cool down the beginning of next week we will go right back to above average temperatures for most of the month of APRIL! ENJOY!

    1. fixxxer says:

      I guess you missed the 40′s and possible snow showers then huh?

      1. RJ (Rockford) says:

        I guess you don’t understand my post? The 40′s for next week will be short lived then above normal temps after that!! Get real and get ready to Rock n Roll fixxxer.

  11. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    Play Ball!!! It’s a great day in Michigan.

  12. fixxxer says:

    The weather pattern must be boring if were talking about sports on a “weather” blog…just saying!

    1. Scott (Hartford Van Buren Co.) says:

      I thought this was the baseball thread on Bill’s Blog. If you want to talk weather there is a thread below.

      1. Andy says:

        There’s more to life than weather fixxxer!! As you can see most of the people that follow this blog enjoy sports too!

      2. DF (SE Mich) says:

        Ignore it…

      3. Bruno (Northview H.S.) says:

        He says that every time there is a sports heading on one of the threads. He obviously can’t read or he is choosing to ignore it. My guess is the latter.

  13. Christine says:

    Go Yankees!

    1. RJ (Rockford) says:

      The Tigers will have a better record than the Yankees and it they meet in the playoffs the Yankees will get absolutely crushed :)

  14. Soccer6713 says:

    I’m jealous of all you die hards who think 49 degrees, with a wind chill of 44, at 4:00 in the afternoon is spring jacket weather. I’ve been working in the yard with sweatshirt, jacket, hat and gloves and I’m still cold!

  15. Skot says:

    Tigers win first game. Spring has arrived. Sunday is Feaster. Ham, kielbasa and my Angels oreo cookie cake. 10 commandments on tv. Bills Rogaine with monoxadil is doing the trick. Nice and thick. Shorts and the smell of last falls leaves burning at the YARDofWEEDS. Promised I wouldnt cry, but…..

  16. INDY says:

    YARDofWEEDS like it hire fixxer to cut them lolololol!! What a great day Tigers win Ferris State wins and now the Wings with all the sun and fun I am done for cashed out!!!! From out in the YARDofTHIN.. INDYY

  17. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Verlander’s numbers were amazing. To bad he couldn’t get the W. At least the team did.

  18. Mr. Negative says:

    Ferris snags a win in the Frozen Four…National Title game Saturday.

  19. INDY says:

    One eye open trying to type yes Verlanders numberrs were amazing he should of stay in the 9th would of been a shut out!! Ferris State way to go first time ever in the frozen 4 and win congrats!!! Go Wings tonight and way to many sprites today can’t walk talk or hunt for eggs…From the YARDofTHIN BILL my head is full of spins!! INDYY

    1. Skot says:

      Gotta take ya out kid. Ya did great but yer arm aint gonna make two more hours. Mine is just warming up. Hit the showers kid. I got this.

  20. Skot says:

    Productive day. Still got shorts on. AC off for the day. Dandylions poping everyehere. Looking more like we will have corn kner high by the 4th of June-ly.

  21. Michelle Steffen says:

    Remember when we collected baseball cards when I was a kid? Good times.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      YES! That was fun. I sure wish I had all the baseball cards I had when I was a kid. It was 5 cents for Topps baseball cards and a piece of bubble gum. Thanks again for Ernie Banks’ autograph! Great present!

  22. Dan (Rockford) says:

    As a Cardinals fan, I’m not sure that anything will ever top the last two months of the 2011 season, but it’s sure nice to have baseball back.

    1. LM (GH twp) says:

      Cards fan, too! Last season was amazing!

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