Blog Round Up

This collection of links to blog posts related to Michigan and Mid-Michigan will be published, hopefully, several times per week. If you have a blog related to Michigan that you’d like to recommend to me, please, e-mail the link to me at

I’ve read this blog post two different times and both times I think I instinctively grabbed an apple. Autumn is a great season in Michigan. (Blogging For Michigan: Autumn Dreams)

Speaking of apples, I spent some time on the recipes page of the Michigan Apples website. I’ve never considered apples on a pulled pork BBQ sandwich, but, looking at the picture they put with the recipe is making me reconsider. (Michigan Apples: Recipes)

Michigan Golf Blog has several entries up with Fall Golf specials for courses around the state. Sometimes summer felt like Fall this year, and golfing is never a bad answer when the question is how to fill time in an afternoon. (Michigan Golf Blog)

Michigan History: Hollywood’s First African-American Cowboy. (Absolute Michigan) started a Job Search blog a few weeks ago that is becoming a solid read. An entry from today that asks the question of whether Governor Granholm is too focused on green jobs. (MLive Job Search Blog)

That’s it for today, again if you have any links to Michigan related blog posts that you would like to see in this space, let me know.


Detroit Tigers Game 163 Open Thread

There will be plenty of time for Miguel Cabrera discussion after the Tigers season is over with. For now, he’s out there and there is evening baseball to be enjoyed. This is the second straight season that the AL Central is coming down to the a one game play-off to determine the Division champion. The AL Central might not be the best division in baseball, but it certainly has been competitive lately.

The Tigers send Rick Porcello to the mound against Scott Baker for the Twins. Porcello, being 20 years old probably will not have experienced a baseball atmosphere quite like what he will see in a raucous Metrodome. To read more about Porcello heading into today’s game, I recommend this MLive article on the confidence the Tigers are putting behind Porcello. Leyland calls it the “toughest place” Porcello will have ever pitched.

Here are a couple more links heading into the game today:

The Detroit Free Press looks back at the Twins and Tigers this season with a nice photo spread.

Tigers support being shown in-state from Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio, as he sports a Tigers jacket to his press conference earlier today.

Detroit Tigers Weblog covers game 163.

Mack Avenue Tigers has a talk with a Twins blogger for thoughts on the game with some perspective from the opposing point of view.

Lastly, Rod Allen has implored Tigers fans, on the TV broadcasts all year long, to put aside doubts about this team and just enjoy the ride. The game today is one of the most enjoyable settings for baseball you can imagine. The one-game playoff can bring something special (I learned that all the way back in 1989 with the film Major League) and hopefully the Tigers will deliver today.