(John T. Greilick / The Detroit News)
A few bits of info to kick off the day, including impressions from Michigan's first fall practice:
- MGoBlog has the full roundup from Michigan's first day of practice. Kevin Grady practiced, scholarship long-snapper (ugh, I know) George Morales finally showed up, and Barwis has turned everyone into cage-fighting wolf owners. But you already knew that.
- Via Michigan Sports Center, Michigan's fan day is scheduled for August 17th. It's free and open to the public. Barwis will take on all challengers in the octagon. At once.
- From the Pride of Detroit, Ernie Sims has returned to practice, and to form:
He popped a couple of people. On one play, he smacked running back Tatum Bell and stopped him cold. The crunch could be heard across the field, to the fans’ delight.
“I got a little stress out of me,” Sims said.
- Miguel Cabrera was named the AL Player of the Month for July. Those who doubted his abilities can now bow their heads in shame, while we all continue to ignore the train wreck that is Dontrelle Willis.
- Freddy Garcia, the former Seattle All-Star who has been recovering from a torn labrum, will be auditioning in front of several Major League teams today. The Tigers will likely be looking at him as a guy who can possibly shore up the back end of the rotation. At this point, I'll take anything over Nate Robertson. I'm pretty sure Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube-Man has a better arm than Robertson at this point.