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GAME THOUGHTS: Tigers vs. Mariners, May 30th

Till I collapse I'm spilling these raps long as you feel em

Till the day that I drop you'll never say that I'm not killing them

Cause when I am not then I am stop pinning them

And I am not hip-hop and I'm just not Eminem.

There you go SNydro hopefully this works because in the time that it took me to remember the opening lyrics to "Til I Collapse," (a very underrated Em song) the Tigers scored a run off of Silva on a CArlos Guillen RBI single.

So hopefully the Eminem thing works. Cause I'd hate to think it was really me.

MAybe it is me because Sheffield just had an RBI single as well.


9:30 --- It appears that the Mariners' lethargy has infected even me. Or could it be that the game is just so unbelievably boring, I have nothing to post about. I think the most excited the crowd of 34,019 got was during the hydro races or the ball under the hat game. It's bad enough that the Mariners lose, but they play boring baseball when they do lose. I went back and checked and in the last 22 games I've covered, the Mariners have won two. In the last 29 games, they've won four. I've only covered 12 of the Mariners 20 wins.

8:30 -- Sorry for the delay there, I was trying to finish up my game notebook (huge pain) and it wasn't like there was much going on, other than R.A. Dickey making a case to subplant a starter. Dickey's been very sharp and he just seems to exude moxie when he's on the mound.

But Adrian Beltre has forced me to post hitting his second homer of the game. Unfortunately, both homers were solo shots.

As for superstitions, I've got a few. During legion and college baseball and even now in fastpitch softball, I rotate the bat seven times in my hands and then give the barrel a quick tab with my tongue --- sounds gross. It is. But I feel like it works. The first time I ever did it, I hit a home run, and two more in the doubleheader.

7:55 --- Well, Beltre hit a homer, so it's now 7-1. It really feels like all the energy has been drained out of stadium, along with the last remaining pieces of warmth as well.

7:37 --- WEll, the damage was seven runs on eight hits. That's pretty brutal, I'm getting flashbacks of being in Detroit again, minus the fear of being mugged or shot outside the stadium

7:30 --- Make the bad man stop!!! They are just pummeling Mariners pitching. Silva is gone (to the chorus of a lot of boos) and Dickey gives up a ground rule double.

Nothing like a seven run first inning to get the fans' hopes up.