Paul Jarley, Dean

It’s one of the slowest times of the year in the College. We graduated a bunch of students in early August. Fall classes don’t start for another week. And, it’s too early for the new faculty we welcome to the College this week to get into the kind of mischief that requires my attention. So, with the pennant races in full swing, my mind tends to wonder a bit this time of year…

What drives me crazy about my Detroit Tigers is that they know they are going to win their division and make the playoffs. This is how a team that has the last three Cy Young Award winners, the reigning ERA champ and a boat-load of hitting (Cabrera, Martinez, Kinsler, etc., etc.,) is only a dozen games over .500 this time of year. This also is how after a perplexing loss where the team doesn’t hit a mediocre…

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