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  • 01:08

    Bless You Boys Podcast 116: Brad Ausmus has foot-in-mouth disease

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    Bless You Boys Podcast 116 was recorded June 20, 2014, has a running time of 67 minutes, and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.


    This week we discuss the reaction to Brad Ausmus' unfortunate joke, see encouraging signs despite the Tigers losing 3-of-4 to the Royals, ponder the possibility of benching Torii Hunter, hope Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander are fixed, and know when it's time to not be nice.


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    Brad Ausmus' attempt at a post-game sarcastic joke causes a firestorm of controversy and several apologies. Was some of the anti-Ausmus reaction caused by frustration with his team's performance?
    The past week has shown the difference in experience levels between Ausmus and Jim Leyland.
    HookSlide goes into Little League coach mode to refresh everyone on just what this thing called second place is and how you can find your team there.
    The Detroit News' Lynn Henning advocates a fire sale on Twitter.Despite the calls for extreme moves, it's still too early to PANIC.
    Fans want their pound of flesh, but no coaches will be fired. The possibility of a lineup change exists.
    J.D. Martinez clubbed Royals pitching to the tune of a .500 average, three home runs and six RBIs. Since being called up, Martinez has given the Tigers something Torii Hunter hasn't provided in weeks - offense and not being Hunter on defense.
    Bullpen roulette: Luke Putkonen is out indefinitely after elbow surgery. Band-aids Corey Knebel and Evan Reed have been sent down, replaced by Band-aids Blaine Hardy and Chad Smith.
    The Joe Nathan whom we saw strike out the side against the Royals after finding an arm slot issue would go a long way toward fixing what has ailed the bullpen.
    Justin Verlander as been awful of late, but he cannot be sent down nor should he be sent to the bullpen.
     

  • 00:41

    Bless You Boys Podcast 145: Miguel Cabrera gets 400

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    In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks with Tigers beat writer and MLive columnist Chris Iott about the past week of Tigers baseball. Topics include whether the bullpen has graduated from "terrible" to "not too bad," whether Dave Dombrowski might be looking to trade for another bullpen arm in July and who would be on the trading block, the ongoing neck-and-neck race between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, an "anemic" offense (to use Brad Ausmus' word) that seems to be coming back to life, Alex Avila's knee injury, and Brad Aumsus' growth as a manager in 2015.

  • 00:28

    Bless You Boys Podcast 144: Staying Afloat on the Road

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    In this episode of the podcast, HookSlide catches up with Detroit News columnist Kurt Mensching. Topics include Shane Greene's recent rough outings, Brad Ausmus' bullpen management, Joba Chamberlain's struggles, Victor Martinez, and the recently opened spot on the Tigers' 40-man roster.

  • 00:53

    Bless You Boys Podcast 146: Injuries, Walkoffs, and Astros

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    In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide chats with Ryan Dunsmore of SB Nation's Houston Astros site as well as BYB staff writer Jon Erkkila. Astros topics include: early dominance in the AL West, the apparent success of the rebuilding project, World Series odds, and more. Tigers topics inclue Victor Martinez's trip to the disabled list, whether Victor's contract extension looks any different in light of his injuries, the emergence of Alex Wilson as a stable bullpen piece, the struggles of Joba Chamberlain, Brad Ausmus' sometimes questionable strategies, and analyzing the issues behind the streaky Tigers offense.

  • 00:42

    Bless You Boys Podcast 141: Second verse, same as the first

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    In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks about the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Detroit Tigers with Ryan Schuiling, host of the WBBL Morning Show and color commentator for the West Michigan Whitecaps. Topics include who's hot for the Whitecaps so far, Brad Ausmus' early approval rating, what to do with Joe Nathan, Dave Dombrowski and the bullpen, the improved Tigers defense in 2015, and more.

  • 00:42

    Bless You Boys Podcast 137: Counting Down with Jon Erkkila

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    In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide catches up with BYB staff writer Jon Erkkila to talk about Brad Ausmus, Max Scherzer, James Shields, the new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and more!

  • 00:29

    Bringing God's Dream to pass in your life (continued)

    in Religion

    Pastor Brad Morgan of New Life Beginnings Church in Pattison, TX continues speaking about how God is a God of visions and dreams. Dreams are the language of the Holy Spirit. We are talking about God-breathed dreams in your heart. God begins by speaking about God and America.  Joel 2:28 says, "And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions." God says that He is going to raise up a maturity of the body of Christ.  That body of Christ is going to do things that haven't been done.  Ecclesiastes 5:3 says, "For a dream comes through much activity, And a fool’s voice is known by his many words." In birthing the dream God has for you requires effort, often painful effort.


    Sometimes when you get a dream from the Holy Spirit people will hate you.  Not always, but sometimes. God's dreamers are all throughout the land and He is restoring dignity to them. Luke 16:10-12 says, "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?  And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?"  If you have been faithful, God will give you what is your own. This all relates to being planted in a local Church.


    Learn how to walk in love.  Be born again, be water baptised, be baptised in the Holy Spirit and be planted in a local Church.  Pastor Brad continues to speak about the gift of praying in tongues and being able to interpret what you pray. Pray that God will use you and give you a profitable word of encouragement for others. Dreams are the language of the Holy Spirit.


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  • 01:01

    Episode 281: Best of Sammy B,; No Higher Honor

    in Military

    On Friday, 22 May 2015 a great warship was decommissioned, the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58). In her honor, we will replay our show on the day that defined her.


    Little has changed since the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) struck a mine, and in retribution, the US Navy launched Operation PRAYING MANTIS.


    The tactical and operational aspects of each, as well as combat leadership, remain constant even while the tools may have changed a bit.


    To discuss this an more, our guest for the full hour will be Brad Peniston, author of "No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf," released in 2013 by the Naval Institute Press in paperback and on Kindle.

  • 00:30

    Black Geek Movie Talk: Tomorrowland

    in Movies

    We're reviewing George Clooney's new kid friendly, sci-fi offering "Tomorowland" today at 1:30 PM PST.  This Disney produced flick is helmed by Brad Bird and features Hugh Laurie, and new-comers Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy.  Tune in to find out if this is worth your hard earned money or if you should just wait for the Saturday afternoon showing on TNT in three years.    


    From IMDb: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.


     


     


     

  • 00:30

    5/12/15: Twins/Tigers, News from MSU, Lions, and U-M

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    The Tigers and Minnesota Twins start yet another very important 3-game series at Comerica Park. Who will be in second place in the American League Central Division? Can the Tigers or Twins jump over the Kansas City Royals for first place? Ed Smith and I analyze and discuss. If the Tigers lose, will we rip on manager Brad Ausmus again? Or is this a different story? If they win, we won't worry about it.


    We also talk about Caleb Swanigan's decommitment from the Michigan State Spartans Men's Basketball team and head coach Tom Izzo's "Whoop That Trick" Towel showing support for a couple former Spartans in the NBA playing in the NBA Playoffs.


    Plus, the Lions sign veteran wide receiver Lance Moore, a 2016 guard named Tyus Battle has committed to the Michigan Wolverines Men’s basketball team, who has also added 2015 forward Brent Hibbits and lost Max Bielfeldt to decommitment, and the U-M Football program has dismissed wide receiver Dennis Norfleet.

  • 00:43

    Episode 89 - Actor Character Resumes and Breaking Bones

    in Entertainment

    Today we will discuss which actors have the best resumes. For example playing Darth Vader is a bigger deal than playing the lead in a movie that no one knows.  If you can't remember the character's name, it probably isn't a big role.  Johnny Depp, Sam Jackson, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and others will be discussed and debated.  Who has the best character resume? We will also discuss how one of us broke bones yesterday.  We may even throw in some other stuff like eating burritos and smelling flowers.