It’s a party
A lot of families bond doing various things, for mine, it usually revolves around baseball.
It’s not uncommon for my mom and her brothers to have what we affectionately refer to as a ‘Tigers Party.’ Simply put, we get together and watch the Tigers play. It’s the perfect combination of two things I love dearly, my family and baseball.
Tonight, we’re having the party at my parent’s house. It’s fun being able to answer questions about the Cincinnati Reds, since no one else in my family really knows that much about them.
I’ll chalk that up as one of the positive experiences of my quest to watch 500 baseball games this year. It really does force me to learn and research about players on every team, and not just my beloved Tigers.
Rick Porcello will be getting the start for the Tigers tonight, who is coming off one of his best starts of the year. In his last outing, Porcello held the Yankees to just one run in six innings. It’s going to be hard to do that against the Reds, who have one of the best left-handed hitters in all of baseball, in Joey Votto.
One thing that does bode well for the Tigers is the fact that Cincinnati’s stadium, the Great American Ball Park is notorious for being very friendly to hitters, allowing 78 home runs already this year. If Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder can pull a few fly balls, they should be able to score enough runs to get the Tigers a win.