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Friday, June 15, 2001

Shape of baseball in state contributes to low attendance at Comerica Park - 06/15/01

I think the author has it backwards. If the Tigers put a winning product on the field, attendance would pick up. Mr. Falls notes that many baseball fans are older. That is probably because the last time the Tigers contended, big haired rock bands were the rage.

As for the lack of top draft picks this year, big deal. The northern states will never produce high school prospects like the south but that doesn’t mean the game is declining.

The Original Gary Posted: June 15, 2001 at 07:36 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Michael Posted: June 15, 2001 at 09:26 PM (#69313)
One year's worth of data can't tell one much about the caliber of Michigan high school prospects. I believe that Steve Avery and Derek Jeter were both the first high school players picked in the years they were drafted and were both from Michigan. The number of players picked from northern climates just isn't going to be as high but to make a big deal about no picks of Michigan players until the 6th round seems to misplace the emphasis.

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