A beautiful sight
I got caught in pea-soup fog five miles out on Lake Huron Sunday morning.
Thanks to my GPS unit, I made it back to the harbor OK, although it was a very slow trip.
You can believe I was extremely happy to see the harbor break wall, Normally it’s clearly visible from three miles out on the lake. The above photo was taken from about 100 yards.
What would Jesus do?
Picture this scenario:
Exiting from a freeway in his 20-year-old Volkswagen minibus, Jesus stops for a red light at a surface-road intersection, and notices a disheveled man holding a “Homeless and Hungry” sign standing just a couple of yards from the VW’s side-view window.
Jesus would hand the sign-holder His business card, right? Well, maybe not, but Patrick Patterson would.
Check out my Bridge column by clicking on the sign.
Now pitching for your Detroit Tigers ….
But wait a second … Romine’s an infielder …
That’s how bad it got Friday night as the Tigers got thrashed 20-6 by the last-place Minnesota Twins.
As my brother put it, “I expect the Lions to lose by two touchdowns; not the Tigers.
And don’t forget - this humiliating rout came the day after the Tigers managed to lose David Price’s masterpiece one-hitter against Tampa Bay.
The only direction for the Tigers now is up. Right?
Floating work horses
In my 22 years of bumming around on Lake Huron, I’ve developed a great respect - an affection, even - for tug boats, those mighty little vessels that can push and pull objects three times their size, and more.
They’re the little boats that can.
I caught this one going about its business Friday morning.
Don’t count them out yet
I went to Comerica Park last Sunday.
The Tigers’ pitching was lousy, the offense was anemic, the defense was clownish. The Detroiters squandered scoring opportunities, served up unearned runs to the Mariners on a silver platter, committed three errors.
The Tigers performance was an insult to the beauty of the August afternoon.
But please don’t tell me the Tigers are done.
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