I only needed one game to watch of the Texas Rangers to know what they were all about-- yech! They'd just lost four in Boston coming into Comerica Park. No pitching, no offense and no defense. Manager Ron Washington will be gone, sooner or later, even though he has no players anymore. Nolan Ryan, a club exec, may have to come out of retirement because he'd be an improvement. The Tigers followed up their 19-6 win on Wednesday with a matinee 8-2 whitewash on Thursday. Magglio Ordonez had two home runs, a single and four rbi's. The Tigers still have starting pitching issues, in my judgment, but when they all hit, they can win. That makes four straight wins and a 10-13 record with a much better Angels team visiting Comerica Park over the week end.
For golfers, two events coming up of note-- free golf one week from Friday, all day at Meridian Sun in Haslett. Just show up, no tee timese required. On Monday, May 5, play golf for $60 at Walnut Hills Country Club if you're not a member. Proceeds to the American Red Cross Heroes Campaign. It is headed up by a club member. Only 90 players can take part in the 1pm shotgun start. Call 332-8640 for details.
The Big Ten men's golf championship begins Friday morning with 36 holes at Forest Akers West. The teams play 18 more on Saturday and Sunday and the weather should hold. Michigan State has won two of the last three conference tournaments and this is the finale for MSU's gifted senior Ryan Brehm of Mount Pleasant. He has won four tournaments this season and was fourth last week end at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana. Brehm is currently ranked 45th in the nation among division one players and has designs on becoming a pro down the road. He is arguably the best raw talent player MSU has ever had.