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Blue Angels jets passing loudly over the stadium delayed the at-bats of Torii Hunter and Michael Bourn

Blue Angels jets passing loudly over the stadium delayed the at-bats of Torii Hunter and Michael Bourn yesterday. Turn up the volume.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Hunter has big plans for post-playing career

DETROIT -- When you see Torii Hunter's smiling face on television doing post-game interviews, it's easy to imagine him sliding right onto a TV set when his playing career is over.   Now 39 and in his 18th season in the big leagues, Hunter is focused on achieving the one goal he has not yet accomplished -- winning the World Series. But Hunter admits that he has given his...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2nd Half Fantasy Baseball - Top 100

With just 28 days left in the MLB regular season, fantasy baseball is quickly coming to an end.  Since the 2nd half started on July 18th, no team has been better than the Baltimore Orioles who own a 27-14 record, no hitter has been better than Victor Martinez and no pitcher has been better than Madison Bumgarner.#454355446 / gettyimages.comEven with the loss of Manny Machado...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Detroit Tigers fan makes over-the-wall catch, gets tossed

Using glovework that would have made Torii Hunter proud, a Detroit Tigers fan seated along the right field line at Comerica Park in Thursday afternoon’s contest against the New York Yankees stretched the rules of fandom and ultimately paid the price. The story began with Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos hitting a foul ball in the second inning. Reaching to his right to...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.130: Yankees at Tigers

70-59, 2nd place, 1.5 games back, .5 WC games back. Lots of teams to watch these days. I gotta admit, it’s hard to find the motivation to prepare for this series. The Tigers have been in a three month tailspin, peppered with just enough respites to keep hope on life support. You know, one of the DTW posters (can someone remind me) used to do a nice write-up every 18 games, calling...
Via Tigers Weblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.129: Tigers at Twins

Torii had said last week that he felt there was a lack of energy on the team, but that last night was different: “We had to go out there and come with a little more fight,” Torii Hunter said. “We lost the last two and we lost big. Those guys are taking first and third, stealing bases. So today, we played a little harder, and I could see it.” So instead of facing a disastrous...
Via Tigers Weblog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander and the Tigers avoid the sweep in the double-header

After giving up a total of 32 runs the first two games of the series, the Tigers and an overused bullpen buckled down and managed to squeak out an 8-6 win over the Twins Saturday night avoiding the sweep in the day/night double-header. Verlander, making his first start since an inflamed shoulder held him out of his last start wasn’t spectacular by any means but did enough to give...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Outage: Lack Of Power A Real Concern For Tigers

Simply put, the Detroit Tigers are not hitting the ball extremely well these days. This is definitely not the same team that has relied on power the past few seasons, but it is also a team that is not able to manufacutre runs like they were able to in the beginning of the season. When you are unable to manufacture runs, you need to be able to depend on some source of power in your...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox 'Bullpen Cop' Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead

One of the most memorable images from last year’s MLB postseason featured a person not even playing in the games. When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz jacked a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers that led the Sox to a huge win, a Boston cop was in a prominent position as the ball cleared the fence. He then rode his fortunate stadium...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Cop Steve Horgan Immortalized With Bobblehead At Red Sox Game (Video)

Officer Steve Horgan officially has reached the big time. Horgan will always be remembered for one of the iconic images of the 2013 Boston Red Sox championship series. Serving as the Fenway Park bullpen cop, Horgan found instant fame as he raised his hands in celebration when David Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam in the American League Championship Series. The image of Horgan with...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense not helping struggling Tigers

DETROIT -- It's well-documented that the Tigers' offense hasn't been great since the All-Star break, but the defense isn't helping either. In Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Mariners, the Tigers committed three errors, one each from first baseman Victor Martinez, left fielder Rajai Davis and third baseman Nick Castellanos. Those errors led to four unearned runs for the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Multiple Teams Showing Interest In Daniel Nava

(Associated Press/Photo by Michael Dwyer)According to multiple reports, several teams have shown interest in acquiring Daniel Nava from the Red Sox. Chief among the suitors are the Detroit Tigers (who could use a right-handed bat to augment Torii Hunter) and the Kansas City Royals (who could use someone a tad younger than Raul Ibanez). Also reportedly in the mix are the Cleveland...
Via FenwayNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Team Has ‘Kicked Around’ Possibility of Adding a Hitter

The Detroit Tigers’ AL Central lead continues to dwindle and the offense continues to struggle — after putting up five runs early Sunday in Toronto, the Tigers went scoreless for the final 15 innings of that 6-5 loss. So now, with the waiver-trade deadline approaching, GM Dave Dombrowski may be looking for another bat. (“No kidding,” said every Tigers fan at the same time...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Jr. out 4-6 weeks

Notre Dame will be without wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. for four to six weeks because of a Grade 3 groin tear, coach Brian Kelly said Saturday. The son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, Hunter entered the Irish's first on-campus practice walking with one crutch. The 6-foot, 190-pounder redshirted last season as he recovered from a leg injury suffered during his prep...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Torii Hunter: Sore left hand isn't going to hold me back

Torii Hunter returned to the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, after wearing a padded batting glove in early batting practice. Hunter started in rightfield and batted fifth, behind Victor Martinez and in front of J.D. Martinez, who started in left. Hunter said he immediately thought his left hand was broken after being hit by a pitch from Yankees reliever Dellin Betances in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Torii Hunter still out but improving

The Detroit Tigers lost to the New York Yankees on Wednesday by the score of 5-1. Even with the loss, the Tigers are 62-49, three and a half games ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. The Tigers were again without the services of veteran outfielder Torii Hunter, who is out with a bruised left hand. #453230882 / gettyimages.comOur own Raymond Bureau reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter’s x-rays come back negative

getty images X-rays on the left hand of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter have come back negative. Hunter was hit with 97 mph fastball from Miami pitcher Dellin Betances on Tuesday but things appear to be okay. x-rays NEGATIVE on Torii Hunter – left hand contusion — Tom Gage (@Tom_Gage) August 6, 2014 The Tigers could sit Hunter out a day or two but he should avoid the...
Via Tireball.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Torii Hunter leaves after getting hit on hand

Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter exited in the top of the ninth after getting hit on the left hand with a pitch from the Yankees' reliever Dellin Betances. With one out, Betances hit Hunter with a 0-1 fastball. Fortunately, Hunter was able to let go of the bat before the ball hit him so his hand could give way upon impact. Ezequiel Carrera pinch ran and remained in...
Via MLB Injury News
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Both Torii Hunter and Justin Verlander dress very dapper

One’s trying to outdress the other and in doing so they both look very stylish. Good ad for Skoal smokeless tobacco here, too.
Via Detroit4lyfe
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.98: Tigers at Diamondbacks

For those of you who could stay up long enough, you probably wish you hadn’t, although pretty much the whole game took place in the 8th inning. In the top of the 8th, the Tigers blew not one but two opportunities with a runner at 3rd and less than two outs. The first was when Kinsler was caught in the dreaded Run On Contact play. I wish I had numbers for how often that fails; it...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.97: Tigers at Diamondbacks

For those of you who couldn’t stay up quite that long, and who don’t read newspapers or internets or such, the Tigers started their trip out west with a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, as Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter continue their torrid July. Torii just turned 39 and is doing it in style; leading the team in BA (.365), OPS (1.077), HR (5) and RBI (19) for the month...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Is Torii Hunter Hall of Fame worthy?

It wasn’t too long ago that Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was one of the best center fielders in baseball, at the plate and in the field. Hunter, now 39 years old, won nine-consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-09, patrolling center field for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels. He dominated the position for the good part of a decade. As Hunter plays in the final year...
Via isportsweb.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers halt D-backs streak

PHOENIX -- Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch in left...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball (video)

Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer off Josh Tomlin to put the Detroit Tigers ahead by a score of 4-0 in an eventual 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on Sunday, but it is what happened once the ball cleared the fence that makes the round-tripper a more compelling — and embarrassing […] The post Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle royale for homer in Tribe game

In the fourth inning of Sunday's Indians and Tigers game, Torii Hunter deposited a ball into the left field stands and a battle of strength and perseverance broke out between two men. The use of the fetal position/head-block by the Tigers' fan is just a veteran savvy move. Have to hope the Tribe fan was wrestling that ball away in hopes of chucking it 200 feet back into the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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