Category Archives: Detroit Tigers

DTE statement on power outage at beginning of 3d game of 2013 ALCS at Comerica Park in Detroit

From DTE Energy:

DTE Energy addresses temporary lighting failure at Comerica Park

DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DTE Energy’s preliminary investigation of the temporary lighting failure that occurred at Comerica Park during Major League Baseball’s American League Championship Series (ALCS), has found there was a cable failure in the area near the stadium, which caused the problem.

The lights in the stadium were out for approximately 20 minutes beginning at approximately 4:41 p.m. Power was restored in the stadium at around 5:00 p.m.

The cable failure caused a voltage reduction, which tripped the lights in the stadium. The momentary sag in voltage was an isolated incident.

DTE Energy maintains two independent electrical feeds for precisely this kind of an event. Both feeds to the park continued to provide power during the incident.

“We’ve identified the cause of the disturbance and we worked with officials at Comerica Park to resolve the issue quickly,” said Steve Kurmas, President and Chief Operating Officer for DTE Electric, a unit of DTE Energy. “We regret the interruption.”

DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy .

SOURCE DTE Energy

Typepad on iPad, edited elsewhere

No support for rich text editing in safari, but otherwise performant. Kind of nice.

I’ll need to really learn markdown for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that it descends from setext.

Ann Arbor

A2B3 lunch is Thursday as always.
Ann Arbor Parks did trick or treat today, Sunday, noon to 4pm on the Huron River.

Arborwiki makes a good companion as you go for errands around town.
Ann Arbor City Council elections and a millage are coming up. The Ann Arbor Chronicle has characteristically thorough coverage of the League of Women Voters forums.
Some project, not yet identified, has North Main torn up at Catherine. A second project has North Division down to a single lane. Expect delays.

No one was hurt in last week's fire on Harpst.
I'm trying a neighborhood LinkedIn group to see what kind of density I need to get enough people to make a group worthwhile; it might make sense to grab people closest first and then out by distance.

Metro Detroit

Tigers lost in the ALCS, and I’m looking forward to spring training.

Power outages from the Saturday windstorms were worst in Warren.

National

Occupy Chicago has had a lot of protest, via the Chicago Tribune which was on the scene.

Occupy Wall Street took over Times Square.

Living

I am tracking steps with a pedometer again, thanks to Paul Resnick and a research group at UMSI.
Statler and Waldorf have taken over the Muppets twitter account. New movie due for Thanksgiving. Cue the Muppets.

Recipes

The wind on Saturday made farmers market blustery. Squash of all sizes and varieties were there, and there’s nothing like a big old Hubbard squash to keep the corner of a table down. A farmer was doing the frost dance but said they had none at the last full moon. Traditionally, it’s said that the best way to open a Hubbard is to take an axe to it, or to throw it down into the cellar.

Working

It’s hard to have great weird ideas when you are closing trouble tickets.
My new employer Nutshell has an office where my former employer Pure Visibility used to have it's offices.

Obituaries

Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie, Einar Steffrud.

Books

Books moved recently include Kawabata’s, Snow Country, to be shelved on the Heikki Lunta shelf to prepare me for winter.

Tech

Pinboard now supports Gopher urls in bookmarks.

Sports

Michigan football lost to State. It was as good an excuse as any to call my aunt who went to East Lansing.

Meta

Wow, I have a lot of categories.

Opening Day: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium

Today is opening day. Every year the baseball season is a little different, as the Internet is a little different. I’ll probably be tuning in on Twitter (#tigers), and hopefully I’ll have a terrestrial radio receiver handy. For more media, the Detroit Free Press live blog should have play-by-play updates.

My favorite bit of Tigers memorabilia to share is this letter from the Detroit Baseball Club, sent after the 1984 World Series from CEO Jim Campbell to University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club faculty advisor Jim Shortt. Detroit-baseball-club-1984

Edward Vielmetti is looking forward to the first pitch.

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.