Found October 15, 2013 on Hall of Very Good:
We've come a long way from the days of Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks, haven't we, gang? Prior to Game Three of the ALCS, the Detroit Tigers unveiled a new menu item for those visiting Comerica Park...the meatloaf cupcake.  Yup.  Meatloaf.  Covered in mashed potatoes, barbecue sauce and cheese.  Sure, it's not the craziest thing ever consumed at a baseball game, but for $7.50, you get the artery clogger and one of those plastic souvenir batting helmets! Naturally, the team expects to sell plenty.

Torii Hunter gets candid about his Fenway flip

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...

Low-key Fister gets the job done in Game 4

DETROIT -- If it is possible for a 6'7" man to get lost in a crowd, Doug Fister would be the one. He's already the forgotten man of the Tigers pitching rotation -- not a Cy Young winner like Justin Verlander and, quite soon, Max Scherzer, and without an ERA championship and a 17-strikeout game like Anibal Sanchez. He doesn't throw 97 mph like the other three,...

Tigers forget Game 2, focus on home stand

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have done the math. They have home-field advantage in a best-of-five series for the American League pennant, and they have Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer pitching in four of the five games. Those are the starters who just set a major-league record by taking no-hitters into the sixth inning of three straight postseason games. Would...

VIDEO: Austin Jackson got bedtime text message about demotion

Whether or not the Detroit Tigers' bats woke up Wednesday night because manager Jim Leyland sent his hitters to the plate in a different order is debatable, but the move apparently jolted outfielder Austin Jackson out of his slumber in more ways than one. Jackson said he woke up to the news that he was bumped from his familiar leadoff spot to batting eighth in Game 4 against...

Is Jim Leyland a Future Hall of Famer?

Jim Leyland is an elder statesman of the game, usually recognized as one of the best managers in baseball, and his Tigers just won their third straight division title. The three best managers of the last generation, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre, have all retired. So, is Leyland a future Hall of Famer? Jim Leyland has managed for 22 seasons. Remarkably, all of them have...

RSL Poll: Should Jhonny Peralta be playing in the postseason?

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer 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? In...

Detroit Runs Away With Game Four; Ties ALCS at 2-2

Miguel Cabrera got an easy steal in the fourth and while the game was anything but a steal it was a pretty easy win for the Detroit Tigers. A 5-run second inning gave the Tigers an early comfortable lead that they never lost. They tacked on another pair of runs in the fourth for a 7-0 lead. Boston would make it look a little better by tacking on a run in the 6th, 7th, and...

ALCS Game 4: New-look Tigers even up series with 7-3 win

Does lineup construction matter? Other than making sure a team's best batters get more at-bats, many would argue that how a lineup is put together doesn't make much of a difference.  However, the Tigers and manager Jim Leyland will probably disagree with that. Their fans might too. At least for one night. Detroit's new-look lineup broke out for seven runs, battering...

TigsTown Analysis: Cabrera's Game 3 At-Bats

After game 2 in which Miguel Cabrera belted a home run (his second in three games), he had arguably the worst postseason game of his career on Tuesday at Comerica Park, going without a hit for the first time as a Tiger in the postseason. What went wrong? We dive in.

Tigers Bats Wake Up; Tie ALCS 2-2 With 7-3 Win Over BoSox

W: Fister (1-0) L: Peavy (0-1) DETROIT, Michigan – The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and added 2 more in the 4th to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3, and tie their American League Championship Series at 2 games a piece. The offensive woes of the Detroit Tigers have been well documented over the last couple weeks, leading manager Jim Leyland to make a change in the...

Tigers' offense sputters in Game 3 loss to 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...

Jackson, Tigers top BoSox in Game 4

A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-2.

V-Mart fine after cramping up in ninth inning

The Tigers couldn't grab a win in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday against the Red Sox and they dodged a big blow to their lineup. Victor Martinez grabbed his left quad after hitting a one-out single in the ninth inning before gingerly walking off the field for a pinch-runner. While there was some concern about the severity because Martinez missed...

Erin Andrews nearly refers to Justin Verlander as “Justin Bieber”

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...

Can Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit turn the page?

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...
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