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Lord Huron makes the Bucket List
Of course the Lord Huron guys would accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; they have a genuine relationship with Steve Gleason, the man behind the stunt.
Gleason, who played for the New Orleans Saints football team from 2000 to 2008, is best known for his famous blocked punt on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened after Hurricane Katrina.
Gleason was later diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a terminal neuro-muscular disease. He and his friends and family started Team Gleason to generate public awareness for ALS. The ice-bucket thing, rampant on the Internet at the moment, is part of that.
Gleason is an avid Lord Huron fan; in fact, the band went to his house to give him a private concert.
To watch the lads douse themselves, click on the photo.

Lord Huron makes the Bucket List

Of course the Lord Huron guys would accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; they have a genuine relationship with Steve Gleason, the man behind the stunt.

Gleason, who played for the New Orleans Saints football team from 2000 to 2008, is best known for his famous blocked punt on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened after Hurricane Katrina.

Gleason was later diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a terminal neuro-muscular disease. He and his friends and family started Team Gleason to generate public awareness for ALS. The ice-bucket thing, rampant on the Internet at the moment, is part of that.

Gleason is an avid Lord Huron fan; in fact, the band went to his house to give him a private concert.

To watch the lads douse themselves, click on the photo.

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Pay now, or pay later …
Remember those propane prices last winter? I know -  you’re trying to forget.
In a current MLive story, Gov. Snyder is urging propane users to fill their tanks now, before cold weather drives up the price again. Of course there’s no certainty that will happen, but historically, it does.
In a letter I received this week, my propane provider, Swan Fuel Service of Dansville, offered a pre-buy price, for 600 gallons or more, of $1.849. I jumped at it.
Oh, and do you delivery person a big favor - get rid of that wasp’s nest under your tank’s gauge cover.
To read the MLive story, click on the truck.

Pay now, or pay later …

Remember those propane prices last winter? I know -  you’re trying to forget.

In a current MLive story, Gov. Snyder is urging propane users to fill their tanks now, before cold weather drives up the price again. Of course there’s no certainty that will happen, but historically, it does.

In a letter I received this week, my propane provider, Swan Fuel Service of Dansville, offered a pre-buy price, for 600 gallons or more, of $1.849. I jumped at it.

Oh, and do you delivery person a big favor - get rid of that wasp’s nest under your tank’s gauge cover.

To read the MLive story, click on the truck.

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Bean ball
If you’ve been to Comerica Park - or any other professional-sports venue, for that matter - you know that the folks who run those places have an unbridled talent for separating patrons from their dollars.
I noticed a new one Sunday. Baseballs used in that day’s contest were for sale throughout the game. The price: $35 each.
I did some checking on the Internet and, as far as I can tell, Major League teams buy their game balls for a little more than 10 buck apiece.
A 300-percent mark-up seems excessive to me.

Bean ball

If you’ve been to Comerica Park - or any other professional-sports venue, for that matter - you know that the folks who run those places have an unbridled talent for separating patrons from their dollars.

I noticed a new one Sunday. Baseballs used in that day’s contest were for sale throughout the game. The price: $35 each.

I did some checking on the Internet and, as far as I can tell, Major League teams buy their game balls for a little more than 10 buck apiece.

A 300-percent mark-up seems excessive to me.

Filed under John Schneider Comerica Park game-used baseballs gouging

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If they don’t win, it’s a shame
My wife and I are headed to Comerica Park today to watch the staggering Detroit Tigers play the Seattle Mariners.
When we planned this trip, I expected the Tigers to be in cruise control by now, a comfortable 6 or 7 games out in front, bound for another Central Division championship.
Instead, they’re in second place. The good news is that the Kansas City Royals finally lost a game Saturday, so the Tigers, with their win, are, at the moment, only a half-game behind the Royals.
As for the Tigers’ exalted starting rotation … We’ll see Robby Ray toeing the slab for the Tigers.

If they don’t win, it’s a shame

My wife and I are headed to Comerica Park today to watch the staggering Detroit Tigers play the Seattle Mariners.

When we planned this trip, I expected the Tigers to be in cruise control by now, a comfortable 6 or 7 games out in front, bound for another Central Division championship.

Instead, they’re in second place. The good news is that the Kansas City Royals finally lost a game Saturday, so the Tigers, with their win, are, at the moment, only a half-game behind the Royals.

As for the Tigers’ exalted starting rotation … We’ll see Robby Ray toeing the slab for the Tigers.

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Theater critic?
Although this photo was, indeed, taken at the Renegade Theatre Festival in Lansing’s Old Town Saturday, grandson Colin was snoozing before the curtain went up.
He came alive for Kellie Stonebrook’s “Wanda and Friends” puppet show, and gave it two thumbs up.

Theater critic?

Although this photo was, indeed, taken at the Renegade Theatre Festival in Lansing’s Old Town Saturday, grandson Colin was snoozing before the curtain went up.

He came alive for Kellie Stonebrook’s “Wanda and Friends” puppet show, and gave it two thumbs up.

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