Tiger Stadium

Since 1895, Detroit was home to the Tiger Stadium. Though, it was never always known as this name. When it was first built by George Vanderbeck it was instead named Bennett Park. Since then, it has had one other name, until it was finally dubbed Tiger Stadium. As with any old ballpark, it has seen its fair share of wear and tear and it has gone through many makeovers in its time. In 1911 when Frank Navin took ownership, he commissioned for a more modern look, one of steel and concrete to be done. After this, the park was named Navin Field. It wasn’t until later when it was renamed to be Tiger Stadium.

Addison Green
Addison Green

When the last Tigers game was held in 1999, Tiger Stadium would be no more. With construction on a new ballpark, Comerica Park, already begun, this field would no longer be of any use to the Tigers. While many people tried to save the stadium, there was no hope for its past, the future would bring demolition. In 2009, the last part of the actual stadium fell to the ground. Now, with just the grassy field left, they need someone to care of it.

Addison Green is one of the self-appointed members of the Navin Field Grounds Crew. He spends most summer afternoons at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, helping to mow the lawn, rebuilds the pitcher’s mound, pull weeds from the infield grass, and pick up trash. And he loves every minute of it. He loves being able to keep the history of Tiger Stadium alive for the city of Detroit.

So you want to be a Plumber?

Finding a career out of high school is both intimidating and challenging. Something that will have job security and pay well is always a smart choice. One of these careers that people always need is a plumber. It is something that everyone will at some point need to hire because most of us are not adept at the trade ourselves. So, if you want to become a plumber, just what is it that you need to do?

First off, there are a number of states in the country that require a plumber to have some kind of license. This is a bit vague and doesn’t have some of the same rules such as becoming a lawyer or a doctor. While requirements for plumbers vary from state to state, most professional plumbers have done a few important steps before going after their license. These steps can include; working for a minimum of two years of experience in the field, although five is preferred, must be able to pass a plumbing exam that measures their aptitude for the trade, and they should have a good working knowledge of the plumbing codes in the municipality they intend to work in. These are important things to know before looking for a job in plumbing.

Addison Green
Addison Green

Essentially, there are two main types of plumbers: the Journeyman plumber, and the Master plumber. A Journeyman is plumber who as finished an apprenticeship or training program and has the skills to work for a Master plumber. A Master plumber on the other hand, is a plumber that has taken and passed an examination given by the state or city in which he or she is working. With a passing grade, they will receive a Master Plumbers license. Master Plumbers are authorized to be an employer or contractor, and can then teach and employ journeyman plumbers.

Plumbers are hired for a number of different tasks that only they can complete, such as; the installation or repair of water, waste disposal, drainage, and gas systems in buildings and/or the installation of appliances (hot water heaters, dishwashers, and plumbing fixtures).

Addison Green is the owner of Green Plumbing in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up around the plumbing business thanks to his father and he later inherited the family business. He is a certified Master plumber and has the added bonus of having a degree in Business from Eastern Michigan University.

The Importance of Reading

With the vast array of personal entertainment choices, it may seem that reading is a lost art. Why crack a book when you can sit down with a video game, stream a movie, or update your Facebook page?

Addison Green
Addison Green

But there are plenty of reasons why curling up on your favorite spot on the sofa with a good book is still a great idea. One of the best is that reading can help to promote personal and professional growth, by expanding your views about life. Reading can affect virtually every personal and professional decision that you make by building a store of information in your head that you’ll always be able to call on at a moment’s notice.

Reading is also one of the great boredom-busters. You can always count on a book, and it should go without saying that the breadth of reading options is almost limitless. People who read a lot also tend to have greatly enhanced communication skills; it will improve your vocabulary, which in turn will improve your writing – everything from business correspondence to blogging to love notes.

Reading is a great way of traveling to places that you have never been before, and may never be. You can vicariously experience environments and situations that may stimulate or stun you, either of which can leave you with invaluable insights, all from the comfort of your living room. And being a book lover is an addiction that is positive in every way; it can keep your faith and hope in humanity alive

Addison Green has loved book since he was a child, and is always in the middle of one book or another. He is a Master plumber who lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.

Preserving Tiger Stadium

Longtime baseball fans in Detroit, Michigan remember Tiger Stadium with great fondness. The stadium stood at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull in downtown Detroit, and the Tigers played there from the late 19th Century until the end of the 2000 baseball season, when the Tigers began playing at their new home, Comerica Park.

Addison Green
Addison Green

Tiger Stadium by then was considered a relic of a bygone era, a crumbling old ballyard that had outlived its usefulness. Tiger fans had a huge attachment to the facility though, and for several years there was an ongoing debate about what to do with the old stadium. Ideas included everything from tearing it down, to converting it into a sort of theme park. In the end, the stadium was condemned, and it met with the wrecking ball in 2008.

For a couple of years the lot at Michigan and Trumbull sat vacant. Then a local man paid a nostalgic visit to the site of the now-demolished stadium. He was horrified to find it overgrown with weeds, and filled with litter and other trash. He took it upon himself to return with his lawn mower and begin the laborious task of bringing that overgrown lot under control. A few others joined him. It took a few years, but these self-appointed preservationists, who eventually dubbed themselves the Navin Field Grounds Crew after Tiger Stadium’s original name, brought the old ball field at Michigan and Trumbull back to life. Now, several years later, new plans to develop the property and preserve its historic baseball character are in the works.

Addison Green is one of the self-appointed members of the Navin Field Grounds Crew. He spends most summer afternoons at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, helping to mow the lawn, rebuild the pitcher’s mound, pull weeds from the infield grass, and pick up trash. And he loves every minute of it.

Plumbing Essentials

Most states require that a plumber have some kind of license, although there is no standard licensing requirement the way there is for, say, the medical profession. While requirements vary, most professional plumbers have fulfilled certain common essentials by the time they are seeking a license.

Addison Green
Addison Green

Those essentials include a minimum of two yeas of experience in the field, although five is better. They must be able to pass a plumbing exam that measures their aptitude for the trade. And they should have a good working knowledge of the plumbing codes in the municipality they intend to work in.

Professionally, there are two main categories of plumber: the Journeyman plumber, and the Master plumber. A Journeyman is plumber who has completed an apprenticeship or training program and has the skills to work for a Master plumber. A Master plumber is one has taken and passed an examination given by the state or city in which he or she is working, and has received a Master plumber license. Such a plumber is authorized to be an employer or contractor, and can teach and employ journeyman plumbers.

The principle services provided by plumbers include the installation or repair of water, waste disposal, drainage, and gas systems in buildings. They also install appliances like hot water heaters, dishwashers, and plumbing fixtures, including bath tubs, sinks, and toilets.

Addison Green is the owner of Green Plumbing in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up around the plumbing business and is a certified Master plumber. He also holds a degree in Business from Eastern Michigan University.