December 12, 2013

The Case for Jack Morris – and Everyone Else

Scott Raab of Esquire lobs this grenade into the Jack Morris/Hall of Fame discussion: The Baseball Writers’ Association of America was founded in 1908 and boasts more than 800 members, many of whom were hypnotized at some point during the 1980s and programmed to vote Jack Morris into the Hall of Fame because — they really […]

January 23, 2013

Does It Matter if Morris and Trammell Aren’t in the Hall of Fame?

It’s been two weeks since the Baseball Hall of Fame announced that not a single player would be enshrined this summer. Not Jack Morris. Not Alan Trammell. Not Kenny Lofton. Not anyone. Leading up to that not-surprising-yet-disappointing announcement by Hall President Jeff Idelson, I listened to the pro-Morris and anti-Morris crowds shout their claims as […]

December 25, 2012

A Video Christmas Gift from The Daily Fungo:

“Sparky & Al” from April 8, 1984

Here’s the WDIV “Tigers ’84” segment with Eli Zaret from April 8, 1984, the day after Jack Morris‘s no-hitter against the White Sox.

December 20, 2012

Three for Thursday: Tram and the Hall, The Return of Willie Blair and Lame Journalism

A few morsels for you on a slow news day: 1. Now that most of the glitzy offseason moves have been completed, attention is turning to the Hall of Fame ballot. For Tigers fans that means lots of anti-Jack Morris articles and a few pro-Alan Trammell pieces. At, Jay Jaffe makes the case for […]

July 1, 2012

Jack Morris *is* in Cooperstown

September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tananas: Tiger Stadium’s Finale, Fister’s Dominance, and Meat Loaf’s Birthday

Things keep looking up for the Tigers. The ALDS is fast approaching, Wilson Betemit is playing tonight and Ozzie Guillen is leaving the American League. Good times. The Tuesday Rundown The Tigers are in first place, 13 games ahead of the Indians. Today’s Game: Tigers vs. Indians – Max Scherzer (14-9, 4.37 ERA) vs. RHP Jeanmar Gomez (5-2, 3.52 […]

September 9, 2011

The Friday Breakfast: Adios to the Twins

There’s no shortage of joy when the Tigers face the Twins for the final time during a season. Yes, 2009 included – outcome notwithstanding. And just think, a week from now we can say the same about the White Sox. The Friday Rundown The Tigers are in first place, 8.5 games ahead of the White […]

August 30, 2011

Video: More Mid-’80s TV Promo Cheese, Starring Jack Morris

August 28, 2011

Remembering Tigers Tamer Mike Flanagan

A couple of things came to mind when I heard the awful news about Mike Flanagan last week. First, he seemed to own the Tigers in the late 1970s and pretty much all of the ’80s. The second was his brilliant performance against Detroit in game 161 of 1987 when he was pitching for the […]

July 23, 2011

Feeling Better About Hall of Fame Weekend

Tomorrow afternoon Roberto Alomar and Pat Gillick will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Tigers fans (or at least this Tigers fan) will be thinking about Detroit players that should be enshrined in Cooperstown. Sour grapes? Of course. I do, however, feel better today after reading Christina Kahr’s list of “Stars of the Forgotten ’80s” […]