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Detroit Tigers: is Brad Ausmus the right guy?

Brad Ausmus will be entering his 2nd year of managing this spring. Not just managing the Detroit Tigers, but managing in general. He did lead Team Israel in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, which was something, but not much, and certainly nothing like guiding a team of superstars annually contending for World Series glory. Chances are you have a strong stance on Ausmus’ performance...
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: need to knows from Dombrowski presser

Each year, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski holds an annual postseason press conference with the media. This year’s meet-up came sooner than everyone hoped and most had expected. These gatherings are usually a demonstration in how to say something without saying anything at all. Dombrowski is generally candid yet predictably cryptic in these pressers and chatted Tuesday afternoon...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: GM Dave Dombrowski’s slump proving costly

Could the incredible run of dominance from Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski be coming to a close, or at least be mired in a rare, and deep, slump? Important note that you will probably forget by the time you’re done reading this: I still think Dave Dombrowski is a tremendous GM. I believe that Brad Ausmus made his fair share of mistakes too. This article is merely...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: time for Brad Ausmus to get a clue

The Detroit Tigers had a magical victory ripped from their grasp last night thanks to the continued failures of closer Joe Nathan. After being shut down in earnest for eight torturous innings, and trailing 2-0 in the 9th, the Tigers managed to sneak two guys on base for Mr. Clutch. And once again JD Martinez delivered. He smashed a Glen Perkins fastball over the right field wall...
September 17, 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...
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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
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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 League. So, just how hard...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ausmus: Replay rule 99.9 percent done

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus got some clarification on expanded instant replay late Friday afternoon. Ausmus, bench coach Gene Lamont and defensive coordinator Matt Martin attended a meeting with MLB officials to discuss the new system. "It's really not that different from what they released at the end of January," Ausmus said. "They did give us the caveat that it...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday just another day for Brad Ausmus

LAKELAND, Fla. -- For Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, Tuesday was just another day.  Although it was the first full-squad workout and everyone was in camp, Ausmus said he didn't feel any different. "Just felt like spring training," Ausmus said. "A lot of the position players have been here. They've been sitting in on the morning meetings anyway so I wasn't daunted at all. I've been...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brad Ausmus era is officially underway

LAKELAND, FLA. -- The sun was shining, the fields were immaculate and Detroit Tigers baseball was officially underway in Lakeland, Fla. Pitchers and catchers took the field for their first official workout Friday morning at Joker Marchant Stadium under the watchful eye of new manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus said he planned to address the players briefly but was saving his big speech...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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