Found July 09, 2013 on Diamond Hoggers:
This post should have been up yesterday – as it goes up on most Monday’s – but it was hard to select a player for HHMWPOTW. You see, not every week in baseball is someone going to go totally ******* and hit 6 or 7 home runs. We’ve just been incredibly lucky because Miguel Cabrera, Dominic Brown, and Jay Bruce have been very accommodating since we started this little award. This boy who takes home the hardware is in a contract year, and when a guy like Robby Cano is in a contract year; you know he’s going to get someone sooner or later. In the week that was, Cano went .375/.484/.833 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI. He walked six times and struck out only ONCE. Robby went boom.

PETA Asks Tampa Bay to Close Outfield Ray Tank After Miguel Cabrera Home Run Lands in It (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ aquarium-style “touch tank” in center field is one of the few unique aspects of much-maligned Tropicana Field. But since Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera crushed a home run into the open tank two weeks ago, the exhibit — which contains live cownose rays — has come under scrutiny. A representative of PETA sent a strongly worded letter to Rays senior vice president...

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera declines Home Run Derby invite with sore back, Leyland not concerned

There won't be any Miguel Cabrera bombs to catch at Citi Field next week. Last season's AL MVP and Triple Crown winner has declined the invite to participate in the Home Run Derby from AL captain Robinson Cano in order in order to ensure that he does not aggravate his back problem, according to Bobby Nightengale of Cabrera is having another incredible season, hitting...

Miguel Cabrera Shown Flattening Baseball in Slow-Motion Replay of Home Run (Photo)

We’ve heard of tearing the cover off a baseball, but flattening one? That’s new. Miguel Cabrera hit a home run so hard on Sunday that when the ball made contact with the bat, it flattened. The ball traveled 412 feet and came off the bat at 104.4 mph, according to This is likely not the first time Cabrera, nor any other MLB player, has flattened a baseball...

PETA protests Rays tank

Animal rights group PETA has set its sights on the touch tank at Tropicana Field and complained to the Rays about the tank.

By the numbers: Hack Wilson and Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera RBI Watch: Sixth-Inning Single Bumps Total to 93

Miguel Cabrera has dropped off the pace of Hack Wilson’s single-season RBI record of 191, which Wilson set in 155 games in 1930. Cabrera’s still on track, though, to post one of the all-time great RBI totals. He drove home run No. 93 in the Detroit Tigers’ 8-5 win over Chicago on Wednesday, with a sixth-inning single to score Ramon Santiago. That hit actually went down as...

Miguel Cabrera stops himself from having too much fun (GIF)do

After Victor Martinez drove in two on a go ahead double in the tenth inning of Monday’s game, Miguel Cabrera stopped himself from dousing Brayan Pena with a cup of water.  After all, Miggy scored from second on the double. Mr. MVP needs his water.

Breaking Down the Season’s Most Unlikely Double Steal

Some years ago, when they were up-and-coming instead of bad, Yuniesky Betancourt and Jose Lopez were both Seattle Mariners. The Mariners are well known for their advertising campaigns, and in one they pitched Betancourt and Lopez as the “double play twins,” middle infielders who did everything together, both on and off the field. Betancourt and Lopez, at the time, had a lot in...

Tigers' big three start to click

Detroit -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland always mentions players' track records -- the best players in the game usually finish with the same solid numbers year in and year out. For the Tigers (50-40), the big three of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez have established themselves as some of the best offensive players in the game and now all three seem to be going...

Game 2013.88: Tigers at Indians

Detroit Tigers: 48-39, 1st Place (2.5 ahead of Cleveland).  Well the Tigers made what looked like a potential blowout game interesting, only to have a bullpen fail that left them a few runs short. The 11 runners left on base didn’t help, former Indian Jhonny Peralta being the biggest offender (6). At any rate, the Tigers still have an 8-3 lead in the season series, and have a...

Top 5 ways to improve the MLB All-Star Game

The Mid-summer Classic, a.k.a. the MLB All-Star Game, consistently is one of the top-rated baseball shows of the year.  Then why does it always suck to watch?  It doesn’t have to anymore.  Here are the Top 5 ways to make the game SO much better: 1) Manage the game like a real baseball game We need more Leo: “Win any way you can, so long as you can get away with it.”Leo Durocher...
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