How many people can see a story in one day without anyone looking at it? The number might surprise you!

If a story gets featured on Medium but no one reads it, does it make a sound?

That’s the question I’m asking myself after one of my stories got 1.3K views on Saturday without accumulating a single second of reading time.

I’m not exaggerating for effect — the relevant part…

The President lost the Great Lakes State in the suburbs and on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

In the three weeks since Election Day, Donald Trump has kept up a constant stream of complaints about Michigan’s Wayne County results.

On a basic level, you can understand why. Detroit dominates the county, and as the city with the highest percentage of Black residents in the United States, it…

How an eight-year-old broke the most cherished record in blaseball after a horrible tragedy.

Blaseball is a magical sport possibly invented by The Game Band, although they don’t remember doing it. In a horrible year, blaseball has not only built a community of joy, but it has also created a tradition of giving.

This is a story about two of blaseball’s most beloved players…

Michigan’s governor gets abuse while presiding over one of nation’s most successful COVID-19 recoveries

Gretchen Whitmer is taking a lot of heat for sticking with her plan to slowly reopen Michigan after COVID-19 brutalized the state in March, April, and May.

On August 4, the President criticized her for not throwing open the floodgates, while the state GOP whined about how long she has…

While much of the world was getting COVID-19 under control, Trump’s desertion of duty caused more than 75,000 deaths.

There’s no way to sugarcoat this — this summer, the president of the United States was at fault for tens of thousands of American deaths.

He and his enablers in the Republican Party will keep telling you that “you have to use cases”, “we have the lowest death rate in…

The hapless Tigers began a new era on Monday, calling up their top three prospects in the hopes of finally producing some major-league talent.

For the Detroit Tigers — baseball’s worst franchise — the future has arrived.

Al Avila needs it to be a bright one.

The Tigers general manager rolled the dice on Monday, calling up three of the franchise’s top prospects, including a pair of pitchers ranked in MLB’s top 100. Third…

A tribute to the brilliance of the British satirist, humorist, scientist, philosopher, and, luckily for us, author

Terry Pratchett was a genius.

His presence made the world a happier place and his death from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease was a tremendous loss. In his 41 Discworld novels, he wrung every possible emotion from us, from joy and laughter to anger and indignation.

Sir Terrence David John Pratchett lived from 1948 to 2015. He…

My first game story in 145 days came on one of the weirdest afternoons (and evenings) of my career.

When I left Little Caesars Arena on the night of March 10, I was expecting to have a few days off.

It turned out to be 144, plus an extra 25 hours thrown in just to make it a little weirder.

Don’t get me wrong. When I drove home from…

Dave Hogg

Freelance writer and data scientist in Metro Detroit. Covered pro sports for and the Associated Press before COVID-19. Mentally ill and not ashamed.

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