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editor 
Admin
# Posted: 22 Apr 2007 08:42


I'm thinking about going to a UM baseball game today. I've never been, so I was wondering what people knew about it, esp.

1) What do tickets cost (the ticket office is closed today, so I can't call and ask)?

2) Are there concessions (food, beverages)?

3) Restrooms?

(I've been to quite a few college baseball stadiums that have no food or restroom facilities, so this is not an idle question ... and given that UM spends all of its athletic money on football and hockey ...)

editor 
Admin
# Posted: 22 Apr 2007 15:11


Well, I went. Here are the answers

1) $5 adult, $3 kids and seniors; faculty, staff and students free.
2) There's a hot dog trailer
3) portapotties

MUFAN2 
Member
# Posted: 23 Apr 2007 08:43


I have only been to them at OSU since I live in c-bus. I went a couple weekends ago when UM dominated

bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 23 Apr 2007 16:39


Its a shame people don't follow it more closely, they're actually pretty good and are the only ranked Big10 team right now.

gordify 
Member
# Posted: 23 Apr 2007 18:37


For those close to Grand Rapids, May 15th is the annual game against Notre Dame. Cheap tickets and cheap beer. Well, cheap for a sporting event.

The Michigan Man 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 05:31


What has happened to "The Program" in baseball?? Getting swept at home by the lowly Wolverines? Ouch.. (Let me guess, no one cares about baseball, only football, basketball, and women's basketball...right?)

4/13 at Ohio State W 10-4
4/14 at Ohio State W 12-4
4/15 at Ohio State W 6-3
4/15 at Ohio State W 13-3

Nice pummeling, boys...


U-M Cracks Top 25 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -– Rich Maloney's University of Michigan baseball team has gained respect nationally, earning a spot in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll for the first time ever since the poll's inception in 1992. The Wolverines (26-8, 11-1 Big Ten) were awarded a No. 23 ranking Monday (April 23).

The Wolverines used their 16-game winning streak -- snapped by cross town rival Eastern Michigan in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday (April 18) -- to gain poll recognition this season.

Michigan has won four of its last five games, taking three of four from Purdue last weekend (April 20-22). Michigan's 11-1 record in Big Ten play puts the Wolverines in first place after four weekends of conference action.

U-M received three votes in the USA Today/ESPN poll on April 9, and moved just outside the top 25 (29th) on April 16 with 42 votes. Michigan collected 61 points this week to finally crack the top 25.

In Collegiate Baseball's weekly poll, the Wolverines have been ranked for the past three weeks. Michigan is currently No. 20 after dropping three positions from its season high of No. 17 last week.

In Baseball America's weekly poll, Michigan jumped to No. 20 this week after making its debut in the poll at No. 22 last week (April 16).

In the NCBWA Division I Poll (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association) the Wolverines moved into the poll for the first time making their debut in 29th place in the 30 team poll. Michigan received votes in the poll for the first time last week (Apr. 16).

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 08:15


What has happened to "The Program" in baseball?? Getting swept at home by the lowly Wolverines? Ouch.. (Let me guess, no one cares about baseball, only football, basketball, and women's basketball...right?)



This says it all:


1) $5 adult, $3 kids and seniors; faculty, staff and students free.
2) There's a hot dog trailer
3) portapotties

Don't waste our time.

bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 10:18


no one cares about baseball, only football, basketball, and women's basketball

Seriously, don't waste their time. What else do they have anyways? Its that time of the year Michigan people are busy worrying about the Wings, Pistons, Tigers (this is new though), etc. Please leave the Bucks alone to microanalyze their football recruiting on the OT position. You'd think they would at least be remotely excited about Cleaveland being in the playoffs, but no, though one can hardly blame them for that.

Anywho, while most people here do not go for the baseball games, it does have its own ardent following. editor, any idea how many people showed up for the game you went for?

The Michigan Man 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 11:36


This says it all:
1) $5 adult, $3 kids and seniors; faculty, staff and students free.
2) There's a hot dog trailer
3) portapotties
Don't waste our time.


Wow, what a snob. If they don't have luxury boxes it can't be a worthwhile endeavor, can it, Mr. Howell?

Not a fan of baseball? Let me guess, you don't like hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet either? The black helicopters are en route to your house, where men in black uniforms are going to kidnap you, hold you down, shave your head, and check for a hammer & sickle tattoo...

(Of course, if Tosu's baseball team won the Big-10, it would most certainly not be a "waste of time" for Toc)

Silver Bullet 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 12:20


You'd think they would at least be remotely excited about Cleaveland being in the playoffs, but no, though one can hardly blame them for that.

Nobody cares about the Cavs outside of Cleveland. It's weird here man. When I lived in Columbus, you didn't hear much about the Browns and nothing about the Indians or Cavs. It was mostly Cincy sports. Also, the Blue Jackets got a lot of media coverage. Now I live in Canton (with Cleveland sports coverage) and the Blue Jackets, Reds and Bengals don't even exist. Even the Scarlet and Gray game wasn't on local channels this weekend. Is Michigan like that?

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 12:41


Not a fan of baseball? Let me guess, you don't like hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet either? The black helicopters are en route to your house, where men in black uniforms are going to kidnap you, hold you down, shave your head, and check for a hammer & sickle tattoo...


Big fan. Go Tigers. Not a fan of Big Ten baseball unless tOSU kicks UM's *** just like in football and basketball.

(Of course, if Tosu's baseball team won the Big-10, it would most certainly not be a "waste of time" for Toc)

Of course. You really got me there Michigan Man.

bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 12:59 ° Edited by: bigboyBlue


Nobody cares about the Cavs outside of Cleveland. It's weird here man. When I lived in Columbus, you didn't hear much about the Browns and nothing about the Indians or Cavs. It was mostly Cincy sports. Also, the Blue Jackets got a lot of media coverage. Now I live in Canton (with Cleveland sports coverage) and the Blue Jackets, Reds and Bengals don't even exist. Even the Scarlet and Gray game wasn't on local channels this weekend. Is Michigan like that?

We didn't have the Um scrimmage on TV either, which was wierd because they broadcase all the other crap (georgia, tennessee, mississippi, etc).

I'd say Mich pro sports is probably the polar opposite of Ohio then; the hottest tickets around (and notoriously hard to get) are the Wings, and people have been complaining about that for sometime now. The Pistons and Tigers have great attendance (not sure about sellouts), hell even the Lions manage to fill out the stadium well. At least in Ann Arbor, Lansing (UM and MSU) and surrounding areas, there is a huge sense of awareness and pride about these teams.

Silver Bullet 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 13:10


I'd say Mich pro sports is probably the polar opposite of Ohio then; the hottest tickets around (and notoriously hard to get) are the Wings, and people have been complaining about that for sometime now. The Pistons and Tigers have great attendance (not sure about sellouts), hell even the Lions manage to fill out the stadium well. At least in Ann Arbor, Lansing (UM and MSU) and surrounding areas, there is a huge sense of awareness and pride about these teams.

I think there is a lot of pride, but it's just segmented. Unlike Ohio, Michigan only has 1 pro football team. There is a huge following in both Cleveland and Cincy for each respective team, but it's not state wide. It's like Um and MSU. As far as hockey, the Blue Jackets sold out the stadium, for each game for like 2 years. The problem is that the GM and coach has been terrible. Detroit has history and has won. If the CBJ start winning, people will show an interest. Besides, Detroit is a hockey-crazy town. Columbus is more representative of the enthusiasm of hockey towns than Detroit.

bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 14:28


If the CBJ start winning, people will show an interest. Besides, Detroit is a hockey-crazy town. Columbus is more representative of the enthusiasm of hockey towns than Detroit.

For sure, be successful and the hoards will come.
Interesting link here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/attendance?sort=home_pct&year=2007

Columbus, while 20th/30 teams, is still not bad at 90% attendance. Obviously Canadian cities lead the attendance records.

editor 
Admin
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 18:19


The stadium is actually under renovation, scheduled to finish this summer, thus the trailer and portapotties. When finished, it looks like it will be a real gem. A small gem, but sometimes those are the best.

The atmosphere, however, was spot on. The kids in the stands were invited to take the field with the UM players during the National Anthem. They ran ouit to centerfield, where they sidled right up to the players, who put their hands on the kids shoulders. Very friendly.

The fans were polite, and there were no catcalls or boos. Michigan fans cheered at the appropriate times, as did the Purdue fans. Fun music between innings.

All in all, a very nice day. I'm going back.

From a UM Press release:

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—New grandstand seating, including barrier-free areas, and expanded restroom facilities along with new indoor hitting facilities and press areas will be added at the University of Michigan softball and baseball stadiums after the Board of Regents today approved the schematic designs for the projects.

Seating capacity at Alumni Field, home to the 2005 National Champion and recently crowned 2006 Big Ten Tournament Champion softball team, will be doubled with construction of a new 1,800-seat grandstand and 1,000-seat outfield bleachers. New public restrooms, concessions areas and a media facility will be provided in the addition. The Donald R. Shepherd Softball Building, built in 1998, will be expanded to allow for additional team meeting and athletic training areas.

The Michigan Man 
Member
# Posted: 24 Apr 2007 19:25


This says it all:
1) $5 adult, $3 kids and seniors; faculty, staff and students free.
2) There's a hot dog trailer
3) portapotties
Don't waste our time.


The stadium is actually under renovation, scheduled to finish this summer, thus the trailer and portapotties.

Hahaha...that is great...the baiter takes bait, when he wasn't even being baited...that is hilarious.

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 25 Apr 2007 08:33


Hahaha...that is great...the baiter takes bait, when he wasn't even being baited...that is hilarious.




Glad this got your rocks off Michigan Man. Kids will be kids... The point I was making is that baseball will never rival football or basketball. Again, $5 entry fee vs. $65, 2,800 (new facility) capacity vs. 100,000 seating capacity with luxury suites and club seats says it all.

Wait... am I being baited again?

 

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