December 15, 2012

Recapping the Return of Anibal Sanchez

Detroit fans have been spoiled rotten by Mike Ilitch‘s generosity with the Red Wings for 30 years and the Tigers for the past 20. But I thought even he’d reached his limit with the addition of Torii Hunter last month. And I’m so glad to be wrong. The re-signing of Anibal Sanchez – to a contact equal to Justin […]

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 […]

November 9, 2010

Looking Back on Tigers Gold Glove Winners

Well, no Tigers player won a Gold Glove this season, though some held out hope that Austin Jackson might’ve come away with some hardware. His day will come, I’m sure. Let’s look back at the Gold Glove winners in franchise history: 1957 Al Kaline OF 1958 Frank Bolling 2B Al Kaline OF 1959 Al Kaline […]

November 7, 2010

Sunday Snacks: Sparky Leftovers

As much as I want to bash the re-signing of Jhonny Peralta, I’m going to rely on lessons learned from 2005 when the Tigers inexplicably signed Kenny Rogers — Kenny Rogers?! — and Todd Jones — Todd Jones?!. Those signings turned out pretty well, all things considered. Besides, I don’t have the energy to get […]

January 21, 2010

Non-Sequiturs: Winter Caravan Memories

Tigers thoughts while listening to a pounding rain: I attended the Tigers Winter Caravan one time, in 1991 when I was living in Kalamazoo and had some connections with the local paper. Back then, only the media was invited. Or so I thought. I walked into a Kalamazoo hotel and saw dozens of fans asking […]

October 6, 2009

How the Tigers Fare Historically on October 6

On Oct. 6, 2006, Kenny Rogers began etching himself into the Tigers’ postseason lore with 7.2 innings of five-hit mastery of the Yankees at Comerica Park. (As if you’ve forgotten.) He walked just two and struck out eight as the Tigers beat the Yankees 5-0 — and Rogers slew a personal postseason dragon — to […]

March 30, 2009

Does Anyone Have Kenny Rogers’ Cell Number?

Or Kenny Baugh‘s, for that matter. More good news here.

December 31, 2008

The Top 10 Tigers Stories of 2008: #2 – The Pitching. Oh, the Pitching.

If we had to narrow the Tigers’ dismal 2008 to one culprit it would be the pitching. While Detroit’s offense had many fits and starts throughout the season, the pitching was pretty much the same from March 31 to Sept. 28: awful. Whether it was Dontrelle Willis‘ sudden inability to throw strikes or Justin Verlander‘s […]

November 6, 2008

A Bummer of an Outlook for the 2009 Tigers

ESPN.com’s trip through each MLB team’s roster continued today with write Jonah Keri‘s lens focused on the American League Central and the Tigers. If you’re looking for a positive outlook to end your week, look elsewhere. Here’s a taste: Aside from a younger, more athletic band of glove men, the Tigers need about a half-dozen […]

September 29, 2008

Catching Up on a Week of News

Every time I sat down to write about a bit of Tigers news in the past five days, another shoe would drop and I’d think “I’ll write about both of those items.” Then another and another, etc. So, as I wait out this Tigers/White Sox rain delay from bright, sunny Phoenix, it’s time to weigh […]