Steve Petsuch’s pitching is usually spot-on. He has decent running speed and is an effective hitter in the softball leagues he plays in. But that’s not what separates this Greenville resident from the other players. When Petsuch was born, the world was coming out of its second world war, an event most of his fellow softball players in the Greenville recreation softball leagues have only read about in textbooks or seen on television. Petsuch’s display of exuberance and energy on the softball diamond, however, doesn’t reflect his age.
Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.
You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.
Major League Baseball All-Star game starting position players have been selected by fans continually since 1970. Prior to 1970, the voting process changed many times between fans, players and managers for both starting and reserve positions.
A key to survival in the world of minor league baseball is not allowing yourself to be defined by mistakes. A game established on a history of beauty and tradition has the ability to hand you the game-winning long ball and can make you hitless the very next night. Baseball, with all of its intricacies, does not play favorites.
Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.
By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.
Welcome to the month of May. That wonderful time of year when sports fans are preparing for the second month of regular season baseball and just like that, the National Football League is once again a topic of conversation. For the Detroit Lions, the focal point of the 2015 NFL draft came in the form of repairing a running game that finished the 2014 regular season ranked 28th in rushing yards with 1,422, averaging roughly 3.6 yards per carry.
Success as a wrestler doesn’t come by accident. Successful wrestlers, like most athletes, dedicate hours to perfecting their craft. Wrestling takes place during the winter sports season in Michigan, but it’s the spring and summer months that can elevate an average wrestler to an elite wrestler at the high school level.
For West Michigan Whitecaps head coach Andrew Graham, transition is an inevitable piece to the puzzle. The former minor league catcher wrapped up a strong showing in his first year as the face of the Detroit Tigers single-A organization, including guiding his team to a first-half Midwest League Division championship, qualifying for a visit to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and finishing 82-58 on the year.