Beloved Michigan Baseball Team Has Largest Crowd Since 2013
There’s something special about a local, minor league baseball team. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the Tigers. Going to a Detroit Tigers game is something of Detroit culture. But, Michigan also has plenty of great minor league teams. A beloved Michigan baseball team just celebrated a new milestone.
That Michigan team actually just enjoyed their largest turnout in a decade for their Fourth of July game.
That Michigan baseball team is the Lansing Lugnuts. The team had a special game on the Fourth of July, plus fireworks after the game. That game drew 11,521 people. “Thank you for Going Nuts with us tonight, and happy 4th!” Lansing Lugnuts wrote on Facebook. They also posted some colorful photos from the game, which you can view below. The big crowd got to witness a great game, too, as the Lugnuts beat the Lake County Captains 7-4. My good friend Jesse Goldberg-Strassler is the Lansing Lugnuts’ broadcaster, so I’m happy for Jesse and the team.
Switching gears to football, the NFL season is starting soon. The Detroit Lions have lots of buzz, and quarterback Jared Goff was recreantly placed at No. 1 on Sports Illustrated’s tally of the best quarterbacks in the NFC North. Booher notes that Goff was was “impeccable” during the second half of the Lions’ 2022 season. That’s so true. Just look at the numbers. Goff threw for 29 touchdowns and had only seven interceptions on 587 pass attempts during the final nine games of the Lions’ season last year. That led him to having the lowest interception percentage of his career at 1.2 percent. Goff also didn’t throw even a single interception during the team’s final nine games of the season. Finally, during those nine games, Goff produced 15 touchdowns. The Lions’ record for the second half of the season was 7-2. Find more on Goff and the Lions here.