September 10, 2013

The Non-Sequiturs: The Peralta, Sardinha and Pirates Edition

We’re now so far into the Post-Jhonny Peralta Era that we’re starting to talk about his possible, potential and highly unlikely and not improbable return to the Tigers for the last weekend of the season – and presumably the postseason. This whole saga calls to mind a couple of things. First, it’s how fleeting these controversies can be. In […]

December 24, 2012

2012 Top 10 Stories: #5 – Victor Martinez Lost for Season

About four weeks before the Tigers convened in Lakeland for spring training, the club’s outlook instantly went from brimming with confidence and optimism to soaked in despair and gloom. That’s when Dave Dombrowski received word from Florida that Victor Martinez suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and would eventually be lost for the […]

November 25, 2012

Tigers Leftovers, Thoughts and Reflections

Making up for lost time with a stream-of-consciousness post … It’s been almost a month since Miguel Cabrera took a Sergio Romo 0-2 fastball down the middle for the final out of the World Series. In some ways it feels that long ago and in others, still too recent. So much seems to have happened […]

October 6, 2012

ALDS Game 1 Non Sequiturs

There are some 2-1 or 3-1 games that you know are too close for comfort. Others, not so much. The GistALDS Game 1 Tigers 3- A’s 2 W:Justin Verlander (1-0) L:Jarrod Parker (0-1) Save:Jose Valverde (1) HR:Alex Avila (1) Boxscore Highlights I don’t know about you, but after the Tigers took a 2-1 lead over […]

October 13, 2011

Tigers Wild Ride in ALCS Continues

And this evening I gleefully eat crow. Justin Verlander or no, I didn’t expect the Tigers to win Game 5. After Wednesday night’s deflating extra-inning loss, my typically optimistic self thought the Tigers had run out of gas and that the Rangers were just too hot to lose. Texas was making the most of their […]

September 13, 2011

Video: Alex Avila on ‘Jim Rome is Burning’

September 12, 2011

The Monday Report: Power Rankings, Masao Kida and Johnny Cash

The Tigers embark on their final roadtrip of the season and Detroit fans can gleefully bid adieu to Ozzie Guillen and his band of jolly outlaws. Leading Off: The Tigers beat the Twins 2-1 yesterday for the club’s ninth straight win — their first of that length since May 1984. Doug Fister shutout the Twins […]

September 5, 2011

The Labor Day Breakfast

Happy Labor Day and a warm salute to the working men and women of the U.S. A special hat-tip to my Dad who helped build so many structures around Detroit — including the Ren Cen. Leading Off: The Tigers completed a deliciously emphatic sweep of the White Sox last night, 18-2. Alex Avila collected four […]

August 29, 2011

The Monday Report: Bad Penny, Power Rankings and Elliot Gould

Welcome to the end of August, in which the Tigers have amassed a 16-9 record so far. The boys returned home after a 5-2 road trip for four against the Royals. The Monday Rundown The Tigers are in first place, 6 games ahead of the White Sox, 6.5 ahead of the Indians. Today’s Game: Tigers […]

August 22, 2011

Video: The Second-best Defensive Play to End a Tigers Game

I’ve decided that yesterday’s play by Austin Jackson and Alex Avila was the most exciting defensive play to end a Tigers game since July 24, 1983 when Chet Lemon stole a homer from Rod Carew at the Big A. The catch gave the Tigers 4-3, 12-inning win and kept them just a half-game out of […]