Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 The view from the press box is vast, not confined to the quarters where I sit for many hours on many nights for many months, tweeting and writing about baseball games that are sometimes exciting these days. The view is all-encompassing; it’s standing around the clubhouse twice a day, trying to stay out of people’s way, straying far beyond the stadium, into coffee shops and hotels, bars and restaurants and on at least one occasion, a stage. Beat writing seasons are not defined by wins and losses, though I write to you as someone who has yet to cover a winning team in four seasons as the Detroit Tigers beat writer for the Free Press. They are instead defined by the stories within the nearly eight-month schedule, the relationships that make them happen, the behind-the-scenes happenings that stick with you at the end of the day. Here are the moments I’ll remember from the 2018 season: • I … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers’ 2018 season: Memories on, off the field
Stages 2018 season
Time to free up your fall Sundays. And a Monday night. And to make your Thanksgiving Day plans. The NFL released the regular-season schedule Thursday night, offering new coach Matt Nagy and the Bears a detailed look at their path through the 2018 season.So how difficult is the Bears’ road? What are the most intriguing pockets on the schedule? What early conclusions can be drawn, even before the draft next week? Members of the Tribune’s Bears coverage team weigh in on what intrigues them most.Brad BiggsThe Bears were in a tough position last year, made worse by a grueling schedule to start the season that more or less doomed John Fox and his staff before the midway point. Facing three 2016 playoff teams in the first four weeks sent them to a 1-3 start they didn’t recover from.As far as April predictions go, Matt Nagy’s new staff has a more appealing start to the schedule. That’s not to say a Week 1 trip to Lambeau Field is a treat as the Packers begin the … [Read more...] about What does 2018 Bears schedule mean for Matt Nagy & Co.?
Cameron Wake and Tom Brady will see each other in Week 4. (Allen Eyestone / Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins 2018 schedule is out and well, it’s not brutal. It’s mathematically easier than last season’s schedule. The NFL sets it up that way, so 6-10 teams have a better chance to bounce back. And well, only four of their games are against teams that finished with 10 or more wins last season (New England twice, Minnesota and Jacksonville). Here are 5 Instant Takeaways from the release of the all-important schedule: Miami might want to start fast, because the back end is a bear. Miami opens at home with Tennessee before traveling to the Jets and hosting Oakland. These are three winnable games. And anything less than 2-1 is unacceptable. If Miami is say, 8-4, and in need of two wins to make the playoffs (hey, it’s April) finding those wins down the stretch will be difficult. Patriots, at Vikings, Jaguars, at Bills, is rough. Some of Miami’s opponents who … [Read more...] about 2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: 5 Things You Need To Know
Bring it on, Tom Coughlin. Pat Shurmur’s Giants will open the 2018 season by hosting Coughlin’s Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m., the Daily News has confirmed. It will be the first time the Giants have faced Coughlin’s Jags since the two-time Super Bowl-winning former Giants coach took over as Jacksonville’s executive vice president in January 2017. And it ends a streak of three straight years that the Giants have opened in Dallas against the Cowboys. The Giants actually had opened against the Cowboys in five of the previous six seasons, four times in Arlington, Tx. Giants release veteran receiver Brandon Marshall Coughlin last appeared publicly at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 14, 2016, and it was memorably Coughlin-esque. He was inducted into the Ring of Honor alongside Ernie Accorsi and Justin Tuck at halftime of a Giants-Bengals game, and Coughlin refused to be rushed off stage during his speech as the … [Read more...] about Giants will host Tom Coughlin’s Jaguars in season opener
WASHINGTON — After everything from “The Nutcracker” to “Romeo & Juliet,” The Washington Ballet closes out its 2017-2018 season this week with a triple treat at the Kennedy Center. “Mixed Masters” will stage masterworks from a trio of legendary choreographers with George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” Frederick Ashton’s “Symphonic Variations,” and Jerome Robbins’ “The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody)” at the Eisenhower Theater from Wednesday to Sunday. “‘Mixed Masters’ involves choreography by three of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century,” artistic director Julie Kent told WTOP. “These are three ballets that are must sees in anyone’s life. … These are three choreographers that you should know. … They so beautifully reflect the possibilities in our art form that we want to share with our community.” … [Read more...] about Washington Ballet closes season with ‘Mixed Masters’ at Kennedy Center