George Sipple Detroit Free Press Published 8:29 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 Welcome to a post-holiday edition of the Detroit Tigers prospects mailbag, which this week includes Daniel Norris. Free Press sports writer George Sipple answers your questions. Send yours to @GeorgeSipple on Twitter or by email: [email protected] More: Last week's mailbag I would not call left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris a bust. I would call him injured. Norris, 25, had successful surgery on his groin and pelvic region in early May, after going on the disabled list with a left groin strain, which has bothered him for a 2 1/2 months last season. He put in a lot of work in the off-season in hopes of staying healthy this season and still ended up on the DL. I'm not sure why you'd want to label Norris, who is 25, a bust already. He was 4-2 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.399 WHIP over 14 appearances in 2016, including 13 starts. He had 71 strikeouts over 69 1/3 … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers mailbag: Is Daniel Norris a bust? What’s next for Robson?
DeAsia Paige Detroit Free Press Updated 12:59 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 Need a break from the heat? Well cooler temperatures are on the way. Temperatures will drop to as low as 78 degrees Thursday after a round of showers make their way across metro Detroit. The humidity that's been lingering since the weekend will stick around for most of Thursday, with a high of 93 and a heat index of 100, according to the National Weather Service Detroit. A heat advisory is in effect for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties until 6 p.m. However, along with the humidity will come severe thunderstorms, which are expected to start after 1 p.m. Marginal risk for severe weather will reach its greatest potential from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The highest risk for thunderstorms will be along and south of the I-69 corridor, according to the National Weather Service. The storms are expected to bring a cold front, with Friday's temperatures hitting a high of 78 degrees and a low of 58 … [Read more...] about Afternoon storms bring cooler temps to metro Detroit for rest of week
Robert Allen Detroit Free Press Published 9:19 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 He once flew over his handlebars to avoid a car and, at other times, wiped out on ice and on an oil slick. Eight times, he has outrun dogs. And after bicycling 2,200 miles of Detroit streets the past 16 months, Thomas Leeper is about halfway to his goal. But the 51-year-old from Berkley says he's "not really a bicyclist." He's doing it for a passion project, Every Linear Mile, taking photos of all the street art he sees on his rides. He admires the artists and hopes that blog posts bring attention to the graffiti, murals and found-object-art that he sees on walls, fences, cars, trees, homes and so many other places. "It's everywhere. It's so visible," Leeper said. "Ninety-nine percent of it was created with no financial incentive in mind. ... They're helping beautify the city without money, and so I'm trying to give them kudos for … [Read more...] about 4,000 miles of Detroit art: A man with a camera, a bicycle and a goal
Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 7:02 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 With less than five weeks before the Aug. 7 primary election, votes in the city of Detroit are up for grabs among the Democratic candidates for governor. Former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, former Detroit Health Department Director Abdul El-Sayed and retired businessman Shri Thanedar aren't taking anything for granted, especially since absentee ballots were mailed to voters last week. In an effort to reach city voters, all three have campaign offices in the Motor City. They are all advertising heavily in the metro Detroit media market now and they’re returning to the city repeatedly to meet with voters. The candidates don’t need to outright win Detroit to emerge victorious in August, but the primary winner will need to energize the city’s reliable Democratic base of voters to ensure a victory in November. “In the primary, you don’t need to … [Read more...] about Why Democratic candidates for Michigan governor want Detroit votes
Although the city of Detroit is known for its vacant lot and abandoned housing problem, the innovation and talent that exists within Michigan’s largest city should not be overlooked—thanks in part to social entrepreneurs Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey, the founders and beekeepers behind Detroit Hives. Detroit Hives is a social impact program on a mission to transform vacant lots in Detroit into urban farms for the community. While many people run at the mere sight of a bee, these two changemakers spend their days finding and saving honey bees while educating the community about bees and their contribution to the environment. We caught up with Paul and Lindsey for insight on how people can save their communities and contribute to the bee movement. Beyond acquiring a vacant lot and repurposing it into three hives and vegetable garden plots, they’ve also partnered with local Detroit vendors such as The Black Bottom Brewery, Detroit … [Read more...] about Black Changemakers Are Using Bee Farms to Save Detroit Neighborhoods