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, and his interview style comes right out of Crash Davis' lessons from Bull Durham.
Even his hobbies are low-key. While other players kill time before games with music, videos and iPads, Fister roams stadiums with his camera, taking pictures from interesting locations.
Wednesday, though, being a little bit dull was exactly what the Tigers and their fans needed.
Fister didn't threaten with a no-hitter and he didn't strike out double-figure batters -- he just pitched his game. In six innings, he only allowed one run and handed the struggling bullpen a six-run cushion.
"It's a lot of fun to watch Doug when he's pitching like ...