The Detroit Tigers’ Grapefruit League opener is today! (Spring can’t be far away, can it?)

Group portrait of 1932 Detroit Tigers at spring training, posing in front of bleachers. Stamped on back: “Stroupe & Schreiner, every thing photographic, Garfield 5447, 102 De Young Bldg., San Francisco.” Handwritten on back: “Tigers 1932 spring training.”

 Before every spring training opener, legendary announcer Ernie Harwell would recite Song of Solomon 2:11-12:

 ”For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”


Big Al Neck Day: 5

It’s starting to look like a bass neck again! After abit of shaping it now looks like the missing piece of the puzzle. I glued it up yesterday and it has been clamped overnight.

I just filled in some slight low spots with wood adhesive as filler, it will dry rock hard.

All that’s left is sanding, sanding and more sanding. The back of the neck still needs its final finish sanding too, but the headstock is going to take a lot of fine detail sanding to get it looking good and into the correct shape and width.

Irreparable isn’t a word In my dictionary.