How Do You Solve a Problem Like Valverde?

It’s been more than 24 hours since Valverde did his latest hack job on a brilliant outing by a starting pitcher. And most of Michigan is still pretty furious. I immediately declared myself part of the “Anyone But Valverde” camp, and I stick by that. But now, someone has to figure out the “Anyone” part. […]

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I Believe I Can Blog

Another re-introduction is in order. Following Ian Casselberry’s triumphant return to this blog, there’s another less-anticipated, and much less-accomplished blogger coming back to the Fungo fold: me, Jim Craddock. Mike was kind enough to let me share my occasional musings on baseball and the Tigers a while back, and I’m honored and thankful that he’s […]

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This ‘n’ Tat

A few random thoughts on the recent play of the Tigers… The Cleveland Clinic: Justin Verlander is once again proving that when his stuff is on, there are few better in the AL… And Edwin Jackson has proved my (and others’) skepticism about this deal unfounded. He seems to be the pitcher everyone in LA […]

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Sweet Bird of (My) Youth

Mark Fidrych died today at the age of 54. That news brings out a lot of different emotions: sadness and sympathy for his family and friends; nostalgia for the time his memory evokes (and my own lost youth); surprise at the fact that he was 54, although since I’m 43, it shouldn’t have surprised me. […]

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