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Yes, the game post picture is a mite creepy. But then again, it is a 10:00 pm EST game, and creepiness is thematically apt.
Whenever the Tigers play at Oakland, there are three unavoidable questions that come to mind: 1) Will anyone stay up late enough to watch? 2) Who named O.co Coliseum, and how much would it cost to rename it? And what civil or criminal remedies are available? and 3) The team name. I mean, Athletics is easy to work with, but A’s? It seem so…possessive. And what would the possessive of A’s be? A’s's? As in the A’s's record so far is best in the American League?
And it is. Against all odds, the A’s seem to be doing it again.
Stat of the Day: Teams who rest two .400 hitters on a West Coast trip opener win 66.6% of the games on the road trip.
Player of the Pre-game: Don Kelly. With the fearsome Ramone Santiago hitting behind him finally Kelly will get some good pitches to hit. And having Kelly on base in front of him will clearly get Santiago “going.”
Today’s Clearly-Hunter-And-Infante-Need-A-Rest-From-The-Long-Plane-Trip Lineup:
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Hey, remember the days when all you had to choose from in the concession stand was a hot dog, popcorn, and/or Coke?Yeah, those days are long gone.Major League Baseball stadiums have significantly increased their menu items in recent years in an effort to appease even the pickiest of its fans.For the Detroit Tigers, this meant adding a plethora of new food to its Comerica Park selections...
DETROIT Willie Horton was 4 years old when Jackie Robinson broke baseballs color barrier in 1947.
Horton was the youngest of 21 children in a coal-mining family in Arno, Va., and remembers his father, James, boarding a bus with some friends for a trip to see Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers play the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.
Papa would tell me all about Jackie, Horton...
DETROIT They were the Go-Go Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon.
The Tigers leading the majors with a .313 batting average can club teams into submission with Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez. But they beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-1, with 14 singles, one double and one triple.
They won by Cabrera stealing third and hitting his first triple since 2010.
On Saturday vs. Oakland, Torii Hunter hit his first home run as a regular season Tiger, a 468-foot bomb. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta followed with homers of their own to lead the Tigers to a 7-3 win and fans to free curly fries. As I mentioned on Twitter during the game, three "big flies" equal free curly fries, and drinks courtesy of Rod Allen.
The Detroit Tigers are sitting pretty well in terms of how their immense payroll is structured. Sure they have a $150M payroll, 5th highest in the Major Leagues, but they have a clear two-year window to win a championship. That includes the 2013 season, and 2014 as well. After that, a high payroll and aging [...]
Jose Valverde threw an inning for the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday. In his first game since signing a minor league deal, Valverde threw half of his pitches for balls and put a runner on. He also struck out a batter and did not give up any runs.
After the outing, Valverde spoke to the media [quotes via The Detroit News]:
"You have to have confidence," said...
Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Tigers game -- and it was terrible. The ball traveled maybe 45 feet out of sympathy and bounced the rest of the way into Drew Smyly's glove. Honestly, it looked more like a spike than a toss.
You be the judge:
Lucky for us, an anonymous NFL scout broke it down:
11W: So, with an arm like that, what...
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera tripled, scored twice and even stole a base, and the Detroit Tigers knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning en route to an 11-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. Doug Fister (2-0) allowed a run and eight hits in eight innings for Detroit. Johnson (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in 1 1-3 innings -- the...
Miguel Cabrera set the tone in the first inning, stealing third before the opposing pitcher even started his motion.
On a chilly day when the ball didn't appear to be carrying, the Detroit Tigers kept their legs moving.
Cabrera tripled and scored twice, and the Tigers knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning en route to an 11-1 victory over the Toronto...
Prince Fielder homered for the second straight game, Torii Hunter hit his first clout since joining Detroit to help back Justin Verlander and the Tigers snapped the Oakland Athletics' nine-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory Saturday.
Jhonny Peralta followed Fielder's leadoff shot in the fourth with a three-run homer, and the Tigers didn't let the A's back into...
Matt Tuiasosopo was an infielder and outfielder drafted in the 2004 draft by the Seattle Mariners. His father Manu and brother Marcus both played in the NFL. Within four years, he was up as a September call up for the Mariners. 2008 was his first season in AAA (.281, 13, 73). He spent 2009 in AAA as well (.261, 11, 35) while missing some time due to injury. His injury problems continued...
Despite signing Jose Valverde to a minor league contract and him lighting it up in extended spring training work… Ok the big potato threw a scoreless inning today against the Atlanta Braves were he walked one and struck out one in what sounds like vintage Valverde fashion.
Anways… aside from Valverde, Bruce Rondon in Toledo and a struggling Tigers bullpen thus far it sounds as...
What started as a joke in spring training is quickly turning into reality.
After Justin Verlander won the American League MVP in 2011 and Miguel Cabrera won the award in 2012, people began to speculate on which Tiger could be next to take the prize.
Naturally, the first name mentioned was Prince Fielder.
Fielder, 28, in his first season with the Tigers last year, which was also...
It's time for more web gems. Yesterday you saw a great defensive play by Brandon Phillips face an amazing leaping catch at the wall by Don Kelly of the Tigers. Kelly was able to overtake the 4-time reigning web gem through fan voting. Today however, Todd Frazier has shown up to avenge the loss by Phillips and reclaim glory for Cincinnati.
Frazier came up with his own nice...