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Over the course of a person’s lifetime, there are major moments one can remember every vivid detail of no matter how long ago it was. A wedding, birthday party, family event, or even sports. For me, October 14th, 2006 seems like it happened yesterday. Even though it was seven years ago to the day.
2006 was a great year. After watching the Tigers struggle mightily and be the doormat of the AL Central for the first few years as a fan, 2006 was something new for me as a 15-year-old kid coming into my first year of high school. For the first time in over a decade the Tigers were relevant and were headed for the playoffs for the first time since 1987.
I can remember everything I did on October 14th, 2006. That was the year my Dad’s health problems first started to arise which ended up being the beginning of his long decline until he lost his life last year.
Being only 15-years-old and not old enough to be by myself while my Dad was in the hospital, I was staying at my Aunt and Uncle’s ho...
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The biggest crowd in the Tigers clubhouse Monday was grouped around Hunter, who gave a typically entertaining monologue on his adventures with Ortiz's grand slam and his spectacular flip over the Fenway Park bullpen fence.
"I'm a little stiff," he said after slowly getting dressed. "I felt like Fred Sanford when I woke up this morning. It starts hurting at...
Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was visibly distraught following his team's heart-breaking defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The Red Sox staged a five-run rally in the final two innings, including receiving a two-out grand slam from veteran slugger David Ortiz, which was nearly caught by Hunter as he tumbled over the wall. After the game, Hunter talked about...
Justin Verlander is accusing Shane Victorino of throwing himself in front of fast balls and now Torii Hunter is whining too. Is this a case of SLS (Sore Loser Syndrome)? If you remember (of course you do), Hunter flipped over the bullpen wall trying to catch David Ortiz's eighth-inning, game-tying grand slam. It was a pretty hard spill, but he got up OK. Well, it looks like Hunter...
The Detroit Tigers had it set up perfectly: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder coming to the plate with a chance to tie the game, or even take the lead.
And then, nothing.
Cabrera and Fielder both struck out swinging with runners at the corners to end the eighth inning as the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series.
The Detroit Tigers activated left-handed pitcher Phil Coke before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, and they are now hoping to activate rookie right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon for the World Series should they defeat the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. MLB.com’s Jason Beck reports that Rondon has resumed his throwing program in hopes of pitching in the World Series...
When we talk about Jhonny Peralta in the postseason, it’s a debate of technical eligibility versus moral eligibility. Is Peralta allowed to play? By MLB rules, yes. He served his 50-game suspension and was on the suspension list before August 31, making him eligible for the postseason. But should that be the rule when PEDs are in the picture?
He slammed a long home run over the bullpen and into the seats in right. He drilled an RBI single that got the Tigers their first run on a night when Max Scherzer pitched as if one run might be enough as it was for the Tigers Saturday.
And he was inches from David Ortiz’s bat when it blasted into Joaquin Benoit’s first pitch in the eighth inning Sunday night driving the ball...
Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer held the Boston Red Sox hitless through five innings in Game 2 of the AL championship series on Sunday night.
It was the third straight playoff game in which the Tigers starter had a no-hitter after five.
Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in the finale of the AL division series against Oakland on Thursday. In the opener...
With the Detroit Tigers hanging on to a miniscule 1-0 lead in the 8th inning of Game 1 of the ALCS, Jim Leyland was forced to make a difficult decision. He removed hobbling third baseman Miguel Cabrera from the game in favor of defensive upgrade with Ramon Santiago.
As reported by Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia were due up for the Boston Red Sox...
DETROIT -- Mike Ilitch has spent millions of dollars trying to create the exact situation the Tigers faced on Tuesday night.
Game 3 of the ALCS, with his ace pitching a masterpiece and his two best hitters coming up to the plate in the biggest situation of the day. Down 1-0 in the eighth inning, but with runners on the corners and only one out.
That's why the Tigers were willing...
Coming into this series, the FOX announcers made sure we knew one thing: THAT JUSTIN VERLANDER IS AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF NATURE.
Seriously. You DO NOT WANT TO FACE THIS GUY IN THE ALCS. AND THE TIGERS ARE GOING TO THROW HIM AT YOU TWICE! TWICE!
Even as the Sox turned in some late night fireworks on Sunday to turn the tide of game two, all we heard about was VERLANDER WAITING IN...
After calling Jim Leyland “Joe” earlier in the game, Erin Andrews nearly had another embarrassing name screwup in a postgame interview with Mike Napoli. When asking Napoli, who homered for the game’s only run, about his success against Verlander, Andrews had to stop herself from channeling her inner-Belieber at the last second.
The post Erin Andrews nearly refers to Justin...
A night after holding the Boston Red Sox to one hit in a Game 1 win the Detroit Tigers look to go up 2-0 in the American League Championship Series.
Five different Tiger pitchers combined to keep the Red Sox offense in check during Game 1 and on Sunday night they have 21-game winner Max Scherezer on the mound. He will be opposed by Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox....
By STEVE KORNACKI
DETROIT -- Turning the page.
Thats what its all about for closers, who must live in the present and not the past.
Detroit Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit -- after giving up the game-tying grand slam to Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz during the eighth inning Sunday -- said: "For me, its already off. Nothing we can do about it right...
American League Championship Series – Game 3Boston at Detroit3:07 ET FoxJohn Lackey (10-13, 3.52) vs. Justin Verlander (13-12, 3.46)Just when...