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A real all-star game

On Tuesday, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Justin Verlander will represent the Detroit Tigers in the Major League All-star game in Kansas City, Mo. All are multiple time all-stars and well deserving. Fielder was voted to start by the fans, while Cabrera and Verlander were added by the players and coaching staffs. Verlander could possibly start the game for the first time.

Inge: A Tiger no longer

I’ve been a supporter of Brandon Inge for a long time. But the time has come to say goodbye. Inge has not been able to contribute to the Detroit Tigers for some time. Defensively he has been adequate, not his typical great, and offensively a Little League coach would struggle to put him at the bottom of a 14-man lineup.

Potential for 2012 Tigers is tremendous

Needless to say I’m a little excited for the Detroit Tigers season to begin. If my choice of apparel the past month, my Facebook posts or my constant rambling of baseball talk at the office isn’t a good indicator, you’ve probably just been ignoring me.

Tough choices

Three times a year The Daily News releases its all-area selections for the fall, winter and spring sports seasons. Let’s just say its not my most favorite thing to do. Reason being, it is so hard to pick sometimes.

St. Johns will win another state title

Greenville High School has a really good wrestling team and wrestling program.
That is evident as the team is making its third straight — fourth in five years — appearance at the Division 2 team state finals in Battle Creek. It is evident when 11 individual wrestlers place at districts and another six make it beyond regionals to the state finals.

17-0 times two

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team are just three wins away from a perfect regular season. Now 17-0, finishing the year perfect would be an incredible accomplishment.
Amazingly, this is not the first 17-0 Greenville team I’ve witnessed. The 2000-2001 Yellow Jackets also began the year 17-0.

Tigers shock the world

Well, I didn’t see that coming. Neither did anyone else for that matter.
On Thursday, the Detroit Tigers made the signing of mega-free agent Prince Fielder official. First word of the signing began to leak on Tuesday.

Tigers will still contend

This is the time of the year I really get the itch for baseball season to begin.
As the snow falls, the wind howls and the temperatures dip, I look to read every possible story on the Detroit Tigers. Spring training news reassures me warmer weather is on the way, eventually.

Bruce Bentley

GR Christian just another game for Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team has taken the “one game at a time” approach all season long. For Greenville, tonight’s O-K White Conference game at Grand Rapids Christian is just one of 20 games on the 2011-2012 schedule. For Greenville fans and family it is probably the biggest regular season game in a long time. Without having the playoff significance — lose and go home — this is a game between two of the best teams in the conference and area.

Trammell is deserving of Hall

Baseball season is more than a month away with spring training beginning in mid-February, but it has been on my mind quite a bit the last week or so.
Normally, that would be because of the snow on the ground or the 20 degree temperatures. Baseball always brings thoughts of warmth and sunshine.