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You could say Prince Fielder covered a lot more ground than usual Tuesday afternoon. Topps unveiled the world's largest baseball card of the hefty Detroit Tigers first baseman in Lakeland, Fla. to ring in the release of the 2013 Series 1 collection. Â Fielder was joined by dozens of Little Leaguers during the event. The 90 feet by 60 feet card â€” as big as 82,944 regular baseball cards â€” was spread out over centerfield and features the 28-year-old slugger in mid-swing. While the card is too big to put in your bicycle spokes (they still do that, right?) the mint-condition piece of memorabilia is also too large for your mother to accidentally toss in the garbage. Watch out though, she may use it to make a tent or a couple of parachutes.
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Prince Fielder isnâ€™t the smallest baseball player atÂ 5â€™11â€ł and 275-pound, and neither is this baseball card that Topps unveiled Tuesday in Lakeland, Florida.The card, which is 90 feet tall by 60 feet wide, would take 82,944Â normal sized baseball cards and 83,966 MLB sized baseballsÂ to fill.Letâ€™s hope Fielder isnâ€™t taking the size of this mammoth card as a personal attack.
Rick Porcello once again has to prove his worth to the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers open spring training on Tuesday, as pitchers and catchers report, with the rest of the club due in later this week.
Expectations will be high in Lakeland (as well as back in Detroit), as the Tigers embark in defense of their 2012 American League title. Another summer of spending â€” Torii Hunterâ€...
Justin Verlander is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2014 season if the Detroit Tigers do not sign him to an extension before then. Earlier this week, the Seattle Mariners signed ace Felix Hernandez to a seven-year, $175 million deal. Hernandez is only 26 and already one of the best pitchers in the game, so the deal can be considered somewhat of a hometown discount for...
Young Drew Smyly is once again trying to win the fifth starter job. (Flickr, hueytaxi)
The first signs of spring subtly popped up this week, as Detroit Tigersâ€™ pitchers and catchers began reporting to Lakeland, Florida. Soon, the rest of the team will follow and spring training will finally begin, unlocking the initial baby steps on a season rife with high hardball expectations...
LAKELAND, Fla. Two bulletins from the Detroit Tigers spring camp Tuesday morning, neither a shock: Manager Jim Leyland announced ace Justin Verlander will pitch Opening Day, and Verlander said he expects his team to win a third straight American League Central title.The divisions gotten better, Verlander said. The Royals and the Indians both got better. I think, in my opinion, we...
That's correct. Prince Fielder is the large body on Topps' 90 feet by 60 feet card.
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is already up to his old tricks and having fun with reporters. Leyland spoke with reporters this morning before the Tigers first workout. Jim who has said in the past that he will never participate on Twitter did have his own iPad propped up on his desk. So you know they had to ask him about that.
â€śI FaceTimed with my wife this morning,â€ť...
Justin Verlander kept the door open for an appearance in the upcoming 2013 World Baseball Classic. But on Monday, about 24 hours before the Detroit Tigersâ€™ pitchers and catchers were to report for spring training, Verlander put that notion to bed.
Justin Verlander told the media this morning in Lakeland he will not participate in the WBC. #tigers
â€” Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers...
We're two days into "pitchers and catchers report" week 2013 and we already have two classic Jim Leyland quotes:Â
#Tigers Leyland on velocity of rookie closer Bruce Rondon: "I love 100 mph as much as anyone but a state trooper"
â€” Tom Gage (@Tom_Gage) February 11, 2013Â
Jim Leyland today: "I Face-Timed with my wife this morning. She looked...
With the dawn of Spring Training, this marks the 10-year anniversary of the infamous 2003 Detroit Tigers.Â The club set an American League record with 119-losses thanks to historically awful pitching.
Luminaries Nate Cornejo, Mike Maroth, Jeremy Bonderman, Adam Bernero, and Gary Knotts anchored the starting rotation.Â The quintet combined for a 25-77 record (128 starts)/ 744.67...
In the first podcast of 2013 on the day that pitchers and catchers report, the staff discusses whether or not Nick Castellanos is goint to be used in a blockbuster trade at some point this year, the status of Rick Porcello and Jhonny Peralta, and is Justin Verlander worth a Felix Hernandez-like contract extension?