January 17, 2011

Today’s Tiger: Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson Born: July 6, 1954 in Hollywood, Calif. Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6′ 4″ Weight: 200 lb. Acquired: Drafted by the Tigers in the fourth round of the 1975 amateur draft. Seasons in Detroit: 5 (1976-80) Uniform Number: 30 Stats: .256 avg., 98 HR, 354 RBI, .779 OPS Awards: Three-time All Star (1977, […]

January 4, 2011

Same Time, Next Year for Me, Morris and the Hall of Fame

It’s early January which means I have to write a post about how I’ll hold out hope that Jack Morris will be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Gobs of articles have been written in the past couple of weeks, the majority of which put The Cat squarely in the “great but not Hall-of-Fame […]

November 4, 2010

More Video: Sparky at the ’84 Tigers Reunion in 2009

October 30, 2010

The Non-Sequiturs: Trick or Treat Edition

Each October, I’m astounded to learn that Halloween is the second-largest retail holiday of the year. I’m not a fan of Halloween, though I do like the occasional, or frequent, Kit Kat. It’s a treat to be able to watch the World Series on Halloween, though the Aubrey Huff and Edgar Renteria sightings are undoubtedly […]

October 25, 2010

Monday Mankowskis: World Series Edition

This edition features flashback photos of Tigers alumni we’ve all heard too much about this postseason, Cody Ross and Andres Torres: Tomorrow the Diamondbacks will announce that Alan Trammell will be Kirk Gibson’s bench coach in 2011 — the same role Gibson served under Trammell from 2003-05. This was a no-brainer once Tram was told […]

September 7, 2010

Tigers Today: September 7, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 68-70, 3rd Place; 13 GB Today’s Game Tigers vs. White Sox | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Justin Verlander (14-8, 3.61 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (11-5, 4.82 ERA) Yesterday’s Results White Sox 5 – Tigers 4 (10 innings) W: Chris Sale […]

August 30, 2010

Video: Gibby on His Biggest Hit

August 26, 2010

Tigers Today: August 26, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 63-64, 3rd Place; 9 GB Today’s Game Tigers @ Blue Jays | 7:07 p.m. ET – Rogers Centre | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Max Scherzer (9-9, 3.73 ERA) vs. Ricky Romero (10-7, 3.50 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Royals 4 – Tigers 3 (12 innings) W: Phil Humber (1-0) […]

July 17, 2010

Friday Freehans … Saturday Edition?

Yeah, yeah. I got started on these, then got pulled in another direction, etc., etc. Nevertheless, here are a few nuggets for your consideration to start off the weekend: I continue to watch with fascination how Kirk Gibson fares as the Diamondbacks’ interim manager. In this piece from the Arizona Republic, we learn about one […]

June 18, 2010

Series Preview: Tigers vs. Diamondbacks

The Tigers welcome the Diamondbacks to town this weekend and it will be a series dripping with irony and plot lines. Some will focus on the return of Dontrelle Willis and Edwin Jackson. Others will welcome back D-backs’ bench coach and Tigers legend (at least in my mind) Kirk Gibson. Still others may peer at […]