Found October 08, 2012 on Fangraphs:
A series between two teams full of unique individuals doesn’t really fit into a nice plot with themes, characters and nemeses. But when in setting up this series, it still made sense to highlight the depth and undervalued skills on the Athletics and the top-heavy, star-driven status of the Tigers...

Photo: Major League Baseball is selling Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown dirt for cash

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera made baseball history on Wednesday when he became the first player to win the Triple Crown since 1967. For those that aren't aware of what the Triple Crown is, it's a rare feat that occurs when a player leads his respective league in batting average, homers, and runs batted in. Cabrera did just that in 2012 by posting a .330 average,...

Miguel Cabrera Plans to Talk to Al Alburquerque About Kiss Incident, Says 'You Have to Respect the Game'

Miguel Cabrera has always been a great player, but perhaps he's taking the first step toward becoming a great leader. Cabrera was among those who witnessed teammate Al Alburquerque kiss the baseball before retiring Yoenis Cespedes via a groundout in the ninth inning of Sunday's Game 2 between the Tigers and A's. And while he certainly appreciates the reliever's effort...

Al Alburquerque Kisses Ball Before Throwing to First, Josh Reddick Not Happy With Gesture (Animation)

Josh Reddick probably isn't happy that his Athletics are down 2-0 in the ALDS to the Tigers, but that's not all he was fuming about after Game 2. As Tigers pitcher Al Alburquerque recorded the final out in the top of the ninth inning, he kissed the ball before tossing it underhand to first baseman Prince Fielder. Reddick wasn't pleased with the gesture. Dave Hogg from...

Reddick rips Alburquerque

Tigers pitcher Al Alburquerque kissed the ball before flipping it to first after fielding a grounder on Sunday, and Josh Reddick thought it was a classless move.

Miguel Cabrera Triple Crown: Has Steroid Era In Baseball Permanently Tainted How We View MLB Records?

On Wednesday, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers became the first player to win the MLB Triple Crown in 45 years, accomplishing something that had not been done since Carl Yastrzemski won it with the Boston Red Sox in 1967. Cabrera led the American League in batting average, home runs and RBI. Yet just a few days later, it is as if everyone has already stopped talking about something...

125 Years Ago Today, St. Louis Browns Outfielder Tip O’Neill Completed a Season That Has Never Been Matched

Last week Miguel Cabrera won the 17th Triple Crown in Major League history, and the first in 45 years, leading the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs.125 years ago today (October 9, 1887), St. Louis Browns left fielder James Edward “Tip” O’Neill became the second Triple Crown winner in baseball history, batting .435 and hitting 14 homers...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Memo to Josh Reddick: Sometimes, a Kiss is Just a Kiss

Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers head off to Oakland with a commanding 2-0 series lead thanks to some great starting pitching, clutch hitting … Continue reading →

Cabrera planning on talking to Alburquerque over kiss incident, believes you should ‘respect the game’

If you didn’t think Miguel Cabrera was a leader in the clubhouse before, perhaps this will change your mind.According to, Cabrera plans on talking with reliever Al Alburquerque after the incident yesterday when he (Alburquerque) kissed the ball when Yoenis Cespedes hit a come backer to the mound, ending the Oakland threat in the 9th inning.“You cannot do that, that...

Crucial plays aplenty in Game 2

DETROIT Miguel Cabrera has said all season long that it takes 25 guys to win and Sunday's Game 2 proved him right. Don Kelly will get the credit for the game-winning sacrifice fly but it took a lot to get the Tigers into position for a huge 5-4 walk-off victory over the Oakland A's. The first was starter Doug Fister, who allowed just two runs on six hits while walking...

At Least Tigers Fans Are Faithful

If there is one thing that you can't say about Tigers fans, it's that they support their players. Even when details like defensive ability and baserunning are presented in front of them.It's rather endearing that they show up to the game with crowns on carrying banners with sayings on them like the one in the picture above. It's also, well, slightly annoying to be...

Kid Rock Congratulates Miguel Cabrera on Triple Crown, Asks Him to Bring World Series Title to Detroit

Rap-rocker Kid Rock is an avid Detroit sports fan. So it should come as no surprise that Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown -- the first since 1967, when Carl Yastrzemski achieved the feat -- enthralled the musician. That's why the man otherwise known as Robert James Ritchie took a moment to shoot a video and personally congratulate Cabrera for finishing with 44...

Two Days in Detroit: Craziness at Comerica

It was an eventful weekend in Detroit. The Tigers won the first two games of their ALDS match-up with the Oakland A’s, and the manner in which they did so was pure theater. A lot happened at Comerica Park between six p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Some of it was predictable — Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander showed why they’re leading candidates to capture the MVP and...
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