First College Game at Comerica Park to feature CMU/MSU Rivalry

100522_BaseballvEMU01.jpgThe Central Michigan Chippewas and the Michigan State Spartans are set to play the first college baseball game at the Detroit Tigers’s Comerica Park. The game marks their 100th yr of the in-state rivalry, as the two schools started playing each other on 1911. The Chippewas will be considered the home team, and lead the all-time series with the Spartans 62-46. CMU is the defending Mid-American Conference champions going 36-22 in 2010. State’s record was 34-19 last season. The game is set to take place on April 20, there is expected to be a press conference at Comerica this week releasing more details on the event.

This would be a fun game to go to, but I really have no desire to go to Detroit if I don’t have to. It would be nice if they played a double-header, so fans, students, and alumni making the trip would really get their money’s worth. However, the game being on a weeknight doesn’t give much of a chance for the fans to travel. I hope despite that fact this event goes over well, and it should be a great experience for both teams.

Photo courtesy of Central Michigan University

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5 Comments

Everything fun seems to happen on a weeknight :)
What a great experience for the college players though. I hope the game is successful and becomes an annual tradition.
Kristen
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HeeeeLLOOOoooooooo!! I’m officially punching in, but I’m always checking up on you on the Blogspot. I’ve just been doing a-lot of Football and Hockey over there during the winter. But it’s that time of year again. Looking forward to hangin’ out with you again this season. …and HOVVG is on the way! LOL. Speak to you soon Buddy.
Mike

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Jeff-Fire up Chips! Hope they can get the win.
Kristen-would have been nice to see this game as part of a double header with the Tigers, but should still be good.
Mike-Welcome back, bro! Lookin’ forward to this season.
Ohy-I enjoy your blog and will be checking back through out the season.
Thanks for checking in.
–Mike

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