August 3, 2011

The Daily Breakfast: Aug. 3, 2011

Good Wednesday morning, afternoon or evening. Thanks to everyone who passed along birthday wishes to yours truly yesterday. It was a great day, capped by a soggy Tigers win. The photo here is the cake a friend of mine made for me. It tasted as good as it looks. Leading Off: The Tigers failed to […]

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, […]

August 31, 2010

Tuesday Tananas: Fred Lynn, Ted Power and Don Draper

Is it just me or were there a lot of Aug. 31 trades made back in the day? Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s it seemed that Oakland was always adding a big name at the deadline — Willie McGee, Ruben Sierra, Harold Baines. Just asking. The last time the Tigers made any […]

July 21, 2010

Tigers Today: July 21, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 48-44, 2nd place; 3.5 GB Chicago Today’s Game Tigers vs. Rangers | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Max Scherzer (6-7, 4.74 ERA) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (9-5, 3.42 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Rangers 8 – Tigers 0 W: Tommy Hunter (7-0) L: […]

May 27, 2010

Fungo Flashback: May 27, 1980: The Day the Tigers Traded Jason Thompson

Thirty years ago today the Tigers traded my favorite player, Jason Thompson, to the Angels for Al Cowens. Here’s a piece I wrote two years ago about the deal. Get a load of my thoughts on Miguel Cabrera who had recently been moved to first base. Another gleaming example of why I’m not fit to […]

January 29, 2010

A Friday Freehans Two-Pack

Here are a couple of random items to round out the week: The Detroit News‘ Lynn Henning hosted an online chat this afternoon and I was able to sneak in a question: Me: Lynn, recent injuries notwithstanding, how did Jeff Larish‘s star plummet so dramatically? He was viewed as a home-grown power bat until last […]

June 24, 2009

Thursday Notebook

CARLSBAD, Calif. — I think I survived LegoLand and, with any luck, will never need to return. …A five-game lead? The 2009 Tigers continue to confound. How this team has managed to pad its lead in the Central is nothing short of baffling. But we shall take it. Fact is, they could pile-up the Ws […]

March 4, 2009

Is that…?

Is this photo on the Tigers Web site this afternoon an old one? I swear that’s Matt Joyce on the right.

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 23, 2009

2009 Player Profile: Edwin Jackson

Edwin Jackson #36 Height: 6′ 3″ | Weight: 210 2008 Stats: 14-11, 4.42 ERA When the Tigers traded Matt Joyce to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jackson, Detroit fans scratched their heads – and not only because Joyce appeared to have a future in the Tigers outfield. Jackson is an unknown quantity outside of the […]