Found August 11, 2013 on Tigers Weblog:
Detroit Tigers: 69-46, 1st Place (8 ahead of Cleveland).  Miggy is unreal.  That pitch was in his batters box and he hit a bomb. He has the cheat codes to this video game. –Tweet from Max Scherzer. Max is right on: ESPN had an overhead view of Cabrera’s home run, and the ball was not just inside, it actually crossed the batter’s box. How someone can even hit a pitch like that in fair territory, much less for a home run, is beyond me. I remember at the beginning of the season that there was a lot of talk about how pitchers had to pitch Cabrera inside to have any success against him. I guess he has adjusted to that. He still seems to have trouble sometimes hitting (or laying off) the high heat; Salazar especially had success against him that way. But I would not be surprised to see him eventually start blasting homers on pitches up around his eyes. In the past two seasons, Cabrera has hit 20 home runs on pitches outside the strike zone (Zimmerman has the next most at 11), 16 of which have come on inside pitches. ***** Today the Tigers look to take the series from the Yankees, with Justin Verlander on the mound, trying to build on his impressive last outing and get back to being, well, Justin Verlander. Of course there is a simple explanation for his struggles this season: he finally stopped taking steroids, says some guy named Jack Clark. Oh wait, you mean that Jack Clark? The one who feuded with teammates, managers, and fans every place he played (he couldn’t even get along with Tony Gwynn. Tony Gwynn!). Yep, that Jack Clark. Well someone thought it would be a good idea to give him a radio show, and he proceeded to tell how he knows a guy who knows a guy, and he knows Albert Pujols and Justin Verlander have been big steroid users. Oh well, it makes for good radio right? Verlander dismissed the comments as “moronic,” but Pujols called his lawyers, and the radio station decided maybe it wasn’t such a good idea after all, and fired Clark. ***** .238 / .319 / .345 / .664 Those are Don Kelly’s numbers…er, wait, Ramon Santiago’s? Alex Avila’s? Nope, that is Prince Fielder’s line since the All-Star break. The .345 slugging % is especially baffling (Jose Iglesias has a SLG of .357 since the break). But what about all of those RBIs? Fangraphs does an analysis of how many RBIs Prince Fielder would have if he were the cleanup hitter on every other team (if Fielder were on the Royals he would have 57). ***** Today’s Player of the Pre-game:  Prince Fielder.  Seems every time I say something critical of him, he makes me look bad by having a big game. Which works for me. Today’s Tuitastic Lineup: Jackson, CF Hunter, RF Cabrera, 3B Fielder, 1B Martinez, DH Tuiasosopo LF Perez, 2B Avila, C Iglesias, SS

Clark accuses Verlander of juicing

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Justin Verlander calls steroid allegations 'moronic'

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is not happy about being accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs.The right-hander adamantly denied any wrongdoing and called the allegation by former slugger Jack Clark "moronic.""It's moronic," Verlander said, "look at the source. It's moronic to talk about something you know nothing about and clearly .....

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Like Albert Pujols, Justin Verlander is upset with Jack Clark for accusing him of using steroids. The Detroit Tigers pitcher is not threatening legal action against the former all-star, but he does think the radio host’s accusations this week were moronic. On his new radio show and in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, [...]

Alex Rodriguez stares down boos as he hits first HR of 2013 off Verlander

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Will Justin Verlander also pursue legal action against Jack Clark?

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Jack Clark Fired After Alleging That Albert Pujols And Justin Verlander Used Steroids

  Jack Clark and his co-host caused quite the stir after stating on the air that Albert Pujols along with Justin Verlander and Shawn Green have used PED’s. Now the station which employed Clark and his co-host have issued this statement: Early Saturday, insideSTL announced it “has terminated its relationship with Jack Clark and Kevin Slaten. As independent contractors, we want...

Jack Clark Fired From Radio Job After PED’s Accusations

Former major-leaguer and current radio host Jack Clark was fired along with his co-host  Kevin Slaten after making allegations about Albert Puljos and Justin Verlander and their involvement with performance enhancing drugs. Clark  began working at WGNU-AM in St. Louis just last week. He based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols’ former...

Preview: Tigers @ Yankees (8/11/13)

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A-Rod passes Musial on RBI list with homer

Mike Stobe/Getty Images Remember all those boos Arod was getting Friday night from the home fans.  All it took was Alex Rodriguez hitting his first home run of the year off Justin Verlander.  Did you really think Yankee fans were going to boo that?  It was Rodriguez 648 career home run that puts him only 12 behind Willie Mays, who sits fourth all-time.  He also passed Stan Musial...

A-Rod hits 1st homer of season

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Your browser does not support iframes. Alex Rodriguez is on the board. The New York Yankees third baseman was credited with his first home run of the season after pulling an inside pitch from Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander out to left at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. But as everything seems to go for A-Rod […]
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