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Ausmus Ejected in 3rd Inning of Sunday’s Game

After a questionable strikeout call by home plate umpire Bill Miller on Alex Avila to end the top of the 3rd inning, Tiger’s manager Brad Ausmus had a few words to say about it that led to his early ejection from the game. The call was on an 0-2 pitch that seemed to be outside, but Miller rang Avila up anyway. Avila was noticeably disgruntled about the call, having a brief chat...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Brad Ausmus Decision Making Costs Team Win

The Detroit Tigers were in a prime position to tie or take the lead in the 9th inning of yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees. Detroit had runners at first and second with nobody out trailing 1-0, but Brad Ausmus’ risky decision making may have very well ended up costing the Tigers a win. Instead of bunting the runners to 2nd and 3rd which would have meant Detroit could...
Via Standing O Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joyce ejects Ausmus after instant replay… But what is the rule?

During last night’s Tigers 4-0 loss to the Angels, manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in the third inning by every Tigers fan favorite umpire Jim Joyce. The reason for Ausmus’ second career ejection as a manager was for continuing to argue a call that was apparently supported by instant replay and given a final rule upon. The play in question was Matt Shoemaker’s pick-off of Eugenio...
Via The Majors Detroit
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Brad Ausmus May Be Bad Manager Hiding Behind Good Team

(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The Detroit Tigers’ disastrous series against the Cleveland Indians concluded Sunday night and if there is one thing the series yet again showed, it is that Brad Ausmus either isn’t ready or isn’t a good enough manager to help a team contend for a World Series. Mismanagement of the bullpen and the starting pitching is often the hardest thing...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Ausmus reflects on first half of season; V-Mart out of lineup

DETROIT -- For Brad Ausmus, his second rookie season is going a lot faster than the first. Ausmus was startled momentarily when asked about reaching the halfway point of his first year as a manager -- the Tigers play game 81 out of 162 Wednesday afternoon.  "This is definitely going quicker than when I was a player," he said. "I can't exactly pinpoint why, but...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus makes joke about beating his wife, apologizes

To say that an ill-advised joke Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made when discussing the team’s struggles of late missed the mark would be a drastic understatement. The Tigers are in a total free-fall. After dropping another game to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, the Tigers have lost three straight, dropped into second place […] The post Tigers manager Brad Ausmus makes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Brad Ausmus’ discouraging comments

Leading up to Tuesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers had yet to spend one day of the 2014 MLB season without having at least a share of the lead in the AL Central. Now that Kansas City has taken the first three games of this series, the Tigers find themselves trailing the division-leading Royals by a game and a half. However, Detroit’s month...
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers manager makes a terrible, terrible joke

Ausmus was asked how he deals with the losing when he goes home: "I beat my wife." Obviously was joking and he later apologized. — George Sipple (@GeorgeSipple) June 18, 2014 Ausmus: "I didn't want to make light of battered women. I apologize for that if it offended anyone." — George Sipple (@GeorgeSipple) June 18, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
June 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

Brad Ausmus' memorable Father's Day story

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, the father of two daughters, was asked for a Father's Day story ahead of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins. "I remember the last time I played catch with my dad," Ausmus said. "I broke his thumb and he never played catch with me again." When asked how old he was at the time, Ausmus said he was playing in Little...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Tigers their own worst enemy?

Ten weeks into the season and Detroit Tigers fans are getting that familiar feeling that some things just never change. 22 games ago the Tigers had just swept Boston in Fenway and were holding onto a lofty seven game lead in the AL Central. Since then the Tigers have won six games and lost 16 while being outscored during that stretch by 53 runs. Even with their successes gained in...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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