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Thursday, March 7, 2013

All Access: Ray Fisher Stadium





Scroll down for an exclusive look inside the baseball facility at University of Michigan!











     With baseball season approaching, I decided to post some photos from Ray Fisher Stadium in Ann Arbor. Enjoy this exclusive tour!  Leave a comment!  Email the Mitten State Sports Report directly at mittenstatesportsreport@rocketmail.com












Take a look inside the batting cages at Ray Fisher Stadium!







Take a look inside the Wolverines bullpen!




Inside the offices at Ray Fisher Stadium!





Memorabilia fills the offices of Ray Fisher Stadium!





Wolverines legends like Jim Abbott are remembered!





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For more info about the University of Michigan athletic program click on  www.mgoblue.com 



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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Flashback: 7-Up 125 Photo Album




Tony Pertile (left), and 7-Up 125 winner Scott Hantz (right) in the pits.   











     On September 8th, 2012, the "7-Up 125", and the "Enduro 300 Lap Championship" took place at Flat Rock Speedway.  I've decided to post some exclusive photos from the race due to the popularity of the Flat Rock Speedway material.  Check out the 2013 schedule at flatrockspeedway.com  Leave a comment or email the Mitten State Sports Report directly at mittenstatesportsreport@rocketmail.com











Scott Hantz (from Angola, Indiana), and the #72 Chevrolet won the "7-Up 125"!







A look from the grandstand seating at Flat Rock Speedway!








Scott Hantz won the 7-Up 125!  Johnny VanDoorn, and the #61 car came in second!






The sunset on another night of racing at Flat Rock Speedway!







Bobby Hugo (from Ray Twp, Michigan), and the #12 car won the Enduro 300 Lap Championship!











For more information about Flat Rock Speedway click on  flatrockspeedway.com



For more information about ARCA Racing click on  www.arcaracing.com 



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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Red Wings Alumni vs Wild Wings





Both teams combined for a unique photo oppurtunity!






#35 George Bowman slid over to make the save! 




Hockey Night in Westland!




The Westland Wild Wings scored 4 goals against the Red Wings Alumni!




#45 Paul Weber wanted the puck! 




The Red Wings Alumni defeated the Westland Wild Wings 9-4




             






For more information about the Detroit Red Wings Alumni click on  redwings.nhl.com/alumni 



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Monday, March 4, 2013

Red Wings Alumni 9-4 Wild Wings





The Detroit Red Wings Alumni celebrated the 9-4 victory!











     On Friday night, the Detroit Red Wings Alumni visited the Mike Modano Ice Arena to play a charity game against a team of officials from the city of Westland.  William R. Wild is the Mayor of Westland, and he lead the Westland Wild Wings into battle.  The event was named "Hockey Night in Westland", and all proceeds from the game were donated to benefit the Mike Modano Ice Arena locker room expansion project.  The Red Wings Alumni defeated the Westland Wild Wings 9-4.  Ray Markham got the scoring started for the Red Wings Alumni, and Jimmy Carson added the final goal.  It appeared as if the Red Wings Alumni toyed with the Westland Wild Wings, allowing them to stay close until the final six minutes of the contest.   The game was divided into two thirty minute halves, and the score was tied at two at half time.  The Wild Wings lead 4-2 midway through the second half, but the Red Wings Alumni rallied to score five goals in three minutes.  The Red Wings Alumni controlled the puck for about 90% of the contest.  There were no penalties, checks, or fights during the game, and offsides, along with unorthodox line changes were overlooked.  It was a thrill to see former Red Wings greats like Dino Ciccarelli, and Jimmy Carson. 










The Red Wings Alumni controlled the tempo!











     The Mike Modano Ice Arena in Westland is in poor shape and in need of major upgrades.  Mike Modano does not own the arena, but it was instead named after him in a dedication ceremony back in 2003.  Each team uses two closet like rooms to change in, and it's done in open view of the fans.  It seems odd that an ice rink with a luxurious press box located above the arena would have inadequate locker rooms for it's players.  Most of the glass panes surrounding the ice are scuffed, and scratched beyond the point of visibility.  Other than snacks and, beverages, the food at the Break Away Cafe is inedible, and should be avoided at all costs.  I made the mistake of ordering a chili cheese dog that consisted of cold chili, cold cheese, and an ice cold hot dog on a hard stale bun.  They should let the players change in the press box, and funnel some dollars towards the culinary department. 











Paul Weber played several shifts for the Red Wings Alumni!










     The attendance of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni made the experience memorable, but there were some issues that should have been addressed.  Some inconsiderate fans took it upon themselves to stand at the glass to get closer to the action.  This made it impossible for entire sections of the crowd to witness anything happening on the ice.  It seemed as if the entire Westland Police force was in attendance, along with several rink security officials, but nobody did anything to deter the growing number of people that crowded the glass. Watching the game, and escorting the Buffalo Wild Wings girl around became the priority of officials that were supposed to be there to maintain some level of order. 










Dino Ciccarelli was a fan favorite!











     Another issue that I had was that the teams did not switch sides after the intermission.  No offense to the Mayor, or to the officials of Westland, but the fans wanted to see the Red Wings Alumni players, and that's why they came.  The Red Wings Alumni possessed the puck for much of the game which meant half of the crowd only saw rare glances of their favorite former Red Wings.  I noticed the non switch as soon as the second half began, and by listening to the disgruntled fans behind me, it didn't take long for everyone else to notice it as well.  Leave it up to the Red Wings Alumni however to save the day for "Hockey Night in Westland".  Without their participation the event may have gone down as the "Dumpster Fire in Westland".  
                            










#35 George Bowman was solid in net for the Red Wings Alumni!











For more info about the Detroit Red Wings Alumni click on  redwings.nhl.com/alumni



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Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Features For March!





From the offices of the Mitten State Sports Report!











      The Mitten State Sports Report continues to grow by improving it's content, and adding new features.  Several new, and exciting features have been added this month to help increase the popularity of this website.
     I have uploaded a Google Translate button located at the upper right corner of the home page to assist all International viewers.  Just click on the Google Translate button, and instantly translate this website into another language.
     I have also added a Google + button located on the upper right corner of the home page just above the Google Translate.  This effort should help broaden the awareness of this blog by reaching out to new viewers. Feel free to push the Google + button if you like the contents of this website.
     Finally, the third and most exciting new feature for March is our new monthly poll question.  A new poll question will be appear at the bottom of the website every month.  This will allow your opinions to be heard throughout the World.  Click on your favorite post, and scroll to the bottom to vote.  Each riveting question will leave you pondering for extended amounts of time!  The outcome to each poll question will be revealed during the following month.  Don't forget to vote!
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                                                              This Months Poll Question







            Which school will advance further in this years NCAA men's basketball tournament?







A.  University of Michigan  


B.  Michigan State University


C.  Both teams will be eliminated in the same round










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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Henry Ford vs Delta Photo Album





The Henry Ford Hawks  got out to an early lead!





#32 Austin Marine lead the way for the Delta Pioneers with 23 points!




Henry Ford's  #34 Roderick Butler was a key contributor for the Hawks! 






Henry Ford Community College defeated Delta College 78-65.
 










For more information about Henry Ford Community College click on  http://www.hfcc.edu 



For more information about Delta College click on  http://www.delta.edu 



For NJCAA stats, and standings click on  http://www.njcaa.org 



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Friday, March 1, 2013

Hockey Night In Westland





Proceeds fcrom the game benefit the Mike Modano Ice Arena in Westland.











     The Detroit Red Wings Alumni will invade the Mike Modano Ice Arena tonight to battle the Westland Wild Wings in a charity game beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The goal is to raise money for improvements to the Mike Modano Ice Arena.  The Westland Wild Wings roster consists of local officials lead by the Mayor of Westland William R.Wild.
     The Detroit Red Wings Alumni includes recently retired players such as Chris Chelios, Kirk Maltby, Kris Draper, Darren McCarty, Chris Osgood, Igor Larionov, and Dino Ciccarelli.  The roster also includes an earlier generation of players such as Joey Kocur, Petr Klima, Jimmy Carson, and Shawn Burr.  The team even has greats from before my time like Gordy Howe, Ted Lindsey, and Alex Delveccio.  Tickets are still available, ($10 for adults, $5 for kids, free for children 3 and under) but it is expected to sell out.  The two teams met last year and the Red Wings Alumni defeated the Westland Wild Wings 8-1.
     If you can't make it out to Westland tonight you can still watch the Detroit Red Wings Alumni play all over the state of Michigan.  Last month they were in Cheboygan, and later this month they'll be in Brighton, Hartland, Hazel Park, and Dearborn.  Click on the link below for more information about the Detroit Red Wings Alumni.










For more info about the Detroit Red Wings Alumni click on  redwings.nhl.com/alumni 



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