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World Series Shorts

World Series Shorts

1. The only living relatives I knew that were around when the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series in 1908 were My Great Grandparents Morris and Celia Kroll. 2. The last time the Detroit Lions won an NFL Title was on My Birthday, December 29, 1957–Five years before I was born. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein was…read more →

Gold Cup Racing

Gold Cup Racing

By George B. Eichorn of Downtown Monitor Andrew Tate pic courtesy of H1 Unlimited. Columnist It’s the 100th anniversary of the God Cup Race in Detroit. This centennial event is put together by Detroit Riverfront Events. The UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest is back to roar on the Detroit River as the unlimited hydroplanes compete this weekend, August 26-28. Action…read more →

Olympics

Olympics

By George B. Eichorn It was fitting the Games of the Olympics opened last Friday and Michael Phelps was the United States flag-bearer. He is the most-decorated athlete in Olympics history. He’s one of more than 10,500 athletes competing for 4,924 medals. Some 206 countries are represented across 42 disciplines in 28 sports. More than 500 athletes comprise the U.S….read more →

Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

By George Eichorn of Downtown (Detroit) Monitor It was fitting the Games of the Olympics opened last Friday and Michael Phelps was the United States flag-bearer.  He is the most-decorated athlete in Olympics history. He’s one of more than 10,500 athletes competing for 4,924 medals. Some 206 countries are represented across 42 disciplines in 28 sports. More than 500 athletes…read more →

Tribute To The Greatest Of All-Time

Tribute To The Greatest Of All-Time

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH On Friday June 10, 2016, Muhammad Ali was laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, KY at The Cave Hill Cemetery. The “Greatest of All Time” will Rest In Peace with Kentucky Fried Chicken Founder Colonel Harland Sanders. On Saturday June 4, 2016, the day after Ali died, I posted My Memorable 1982 photo with The…read more →

DETROIT NATIVE SON PASSES

DETROIT NATIVE SON PASSES

CHICAGO– Milt Pappas, former professional baseball player was found dead in his suburban Beecher, Illinois house earlier today, Tuesday, April 19 2016. He was 76 and had been under care for unspecified ailments. He led Detroit Cooley High School to the Detroit Public School championship in 1957 with a 5-3 victory over Cody High School. The game was played at…read more →

Avuncularity

Avuncularity

By Bill Axtel There are a lot of fairly young managers in major league baseball these days. Some of them on the obscure side enjoyed the proverbial cup of coffee in the majors. (Sparky Anderson’s year with the Phillies is by comparison a Keurig.) Communication being such an important part of any collaborative endeavor, it probably makes sense to hire…read more →

Year in Sports 2015

Year in Sports 2015

By George Eichorn of The New Monitor What a year in sports. 2015 was as crazy as they come as the sports scene was dominated by American Pharoah, the New England Patriots (and Deflategate), Detroit Lions and Tigers’ management shakeups, Kansas City Royals and Golden State Warriors ending their championship droughts, golfer Jordan Spieth and tennis star Serena Williams dominance…read more →

Lions Ready For Camp

Lions Ready For Camp

By George Eichorn Jim Caldwell starts his second season as head of the Detroit Lions and what possibly can he do as an encore? To the surprise of many, Caldwell led the Lions to an amazing 11-5 record (7-1 at Ford Field), good for second-place in the tough NFC North, and a wildcard-round playoff game in Dallas. Even though the…read more →

That All-Star MVP Vote

That All-Star MVP Vote

By Bill Axtell A friend and I were discussing the All-Star Game. More to the point, the choice of Mike Trout as the game’s Most Valuable Player. Both of us thought Texas Rangers’ first-baseman Prince Fielder was more deserving. While Trout started the game off with a bang, homering off Zack Greinke, Fielder drove in a pair of runs, including…read more →