Archive for the 'Wednesday Walewanders' Category

February 17, 2010

Wednesday Walewanders: Just Barely

There are about 29 minutes left of Wednesday, so I can still file this collection of Tigers thoughts and make my self-imposed deadline. Did you see that Hall of Famer and Detroit Stars centerfielder Norman “Turkey” Stearnes will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on Friday? The article in the Nashville Tennessean […]

January 27, 2010

Wednesday Walewanders: Late-night Mish Mash

Yes, I want an iPad, of course I do. I wonder if Dave Dombrowski thinks of Johnny Damon in Detroit and only sees Jacque Jones. I couldn’t see the Tigers making room for Jim Thome without eating another big contract — and we know that isn’t happening. Still, it would’ve been fun to see him […]

September 16, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders: Backing Up, Bumming Out, and Mickey Tettleton’s Birthday

I can’t seem to get rid of this beeping sound in my ears. I’m starting to think it’s the Tigers backing into a division title or backing out of the playoffs. Can’t decide. Given the Tigers’ suddenly porous rotation, don’t they at least have to consider throwing Jeremy Bonderman out there to start? Even if […]

August 26, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders: Non-Sequiturs Galore

Celebrate Nate! I might be the only person in the Tigers Fan Universe looking forward to Robertson’s return to the rotation. Ian? Today’s Walewanders are fueled by Almighty Blend coffee from Ann Arbor’s Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co., sent along by the aforementioned Mr. Casselberry.

August 12, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders: Fisticuffs Edition

So where does last night’s dust-up rank in the annals of Tigers bench clearers? Hmm. Well, it wasn’t as interesting as the 1980 Tigers/White Sox brawl (a.k.a. Cowens v. Farmer Grudge Match), nor as violent as Tigers/White Sox circa 2000. Here’s a refresher on that one: Sixteen players, coaches and managers suspended. Nine others fined. […]

July 22, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders

In our recent Fungo Pulse Check, readers said — barely — that they prefer the Tigers go after Toronto’s Roy Halladay (38 percent, 10 votes) over Oakland slugger Matt Holliday (27 percent, 7 votes). Interestingly enough, almost as many votes came in for “Neither” (35 percent, 9 votes) as votes for Halladay. Personally, I’d like […]

July 15, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders: All-Star Recap

How painful was it for American League Manager Joe Maddon to watch Edwin Jackson throw four pitches — all of them strikes — in last night’s All-Star Game? For Tigers fans, it was delicious. Yes, I would’ve preferred that Curtis Granderson got the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award. But, as Ian mentioned on Twitter […]

July 1, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders

These Walenwanders come to you with visions of a Chipotle burrito dancing in my head. Meanwhile, the mercury rises in the desert. Despite MLB’s efforts, I realized that I still hadn’t cast my All-Star ballot. Voting ends tomorrow night, so vote late and often. As we watch Magglio Ordonez‘s swing atrophy, I’m thinking that he […]

March 4, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders

I’m down to my last box of Girl Scout Cookies — Thin Mints, don’t you know — but despite this unfortunate circumstance, I present the Wednesday Walewanders. Rob Neyer yesterday linked to this list of The Worst Contracts in Baseball and, no, the entire Tigers roster does not appear. But there is some significant Detroit […]

February 25, 2009

The Non Sequiturs Return: “Play Ball!” Edition

If you’ve been a long-time Daily Fungo reader, you know that I’ve posted a semi-regular series called The Non Sequiturs. More recently I’ve posted similar items under the Wednesday Walewanders banner (or Friday Fungoes, Three for Thursday, etc.). You may ask: What’s the difference? Truth is, there isn’t any. Just thought I’d come clean on […]