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The Victory Formation:
I never owned a pair of shoes that were the signature footwear for an athlete. That means, no Bo Jacksons, and no Air Jordans. My parents refused to spend that much money on a pair of shoes. Actually, I take that back. I owned a pair of Patrick Ewings. I got them at Florida flea market not too far outside of Daytona. Needless to say, I have never quite understood the desire to collect these shoes. Never bought into the whole “it’s gotta be the shoes” ads, either. But I digress. Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers was busy looking for a new shoe prior to last fall’s World Series, and went to fellow Detroiter Eminem for help (Irony in this is that neither of these guys actually live below 8 mile). Marshall Mathers ended up handing Fielder a pair of Air Jordan 4 Retros, the Eminem Encore edition, which were one of 50 pairs ever made. This was all caught on tape for a new web series airing on YouTube called, Detroit Rubber. Eminem produces the show which takes place in Royal Oak, MI, just a few miles outside the city limits of Detroit. It stars the shop owners [...]
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DETROIT -- Prince Fielder grew up in a privileged household, but his attitude is more reflective of the working-class people of Detroit who pay to watch him play.
He's rarely taken a day off since coming into the league with Milwaukee in 2006.
He played in 157 games in his first full season in the majors. In the five seasons after that, he sat out a total of eight games.
Dave Dombrowski realizes the offseason is never over until opening day.
That was certainly the case last year, when the Detroit general manager brought slugger Prince Fielder to the Tigers in late January. This offseason has been quieter in Detroit, but Dombrowski keeps his ears open for possible acquisitions even now, with spring training set to start in a couple weeks.
Welcome to part 2 of my ‘burning questions’ segment as the Detroit Tigers offseason moves toward spring training. For part 1, published last Friday, click here.
On to the questions and answers:
Can another AL Central team overtake Doug Fister and the Tigers?
Who will challenge the Tigers for the AL Central crown?
The Twins are still in a rebuilding mode and are already out of...
The 2011 and 2012 American League Most Valuable Players, Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, were two of four Tigers players who rode around in luxury cars during North American International Auto Show this past weekend.
After the parading around completed, Cabby, JV, Phil Coke and Torii Hunter took the stage for a little Q&A with Fox Sports Detroit’s Rod Allen.
Andy Pettitte is out, but Justin Verlander might be in. Pettitte bowed out of the World Baseball Classic leaving an open spot on the U.S. squad that is in need of another starting pitcher. And according to CBSSports.com, Verlander "would love to be on the team." Verlander is expected to make a decision by Feb. 20. The final decision is based on how Verlander progresses...
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has spent the offseason on the rumor mill.
The Tigers nearly made the Justin Upton trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves a three-team deal by involving Porcello, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Now the Diamondbacks have lost interest in Porcello after picking up Randall Delgado from the Braves. And...