December 31, 2012

2012 Top 10 Stories: #1 – Miguel Cabrera’s Monster Season

How thick is the lens in a pair of Oakley sunglasses? I don’t own the instruments to determine the precise measurement but I think it’s safe to say thick enough to not only protect Miguel Cabrera‘s eye but sturdy enough to save his season, possibly his career, and almost assuredly make a Triple Crown season […]

July 7, 2012

My Trip to Cooperstown: Part 2

It took all of the second day in Cooperstown to make it through the balance of the Museum – and it did not disappoint. There’s so much I could write about but I think the photos I posted on tell the tale more vividly. Yet, one dimension in particular stands out and deserves a […]

September 26, 2011

The Monday Report

Welcome to the final week-like segment of the 2011 regular season. Remember, oh, four weeks ago when the final three games of the year against Indians looked meaningful? Leading Off: The Tigers earned a split against the mosquito-ish Orioles by brute force: homers by Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Don Kelly and Jhonny Peralta. Brad Penny […]

September 4, 2011

A Look at Tigers’ Big Comebacks

From Elias Sports Bureau: The White Sox led the Tigers, 8-1, in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game before Detroit came back to win, 9-8. It was the second-largest comeback win that the Tigers have ever had at Comerica Park; on Sept. 27, 2003, they rallied from eight runs down to defeat the Twins, 9-8, […]

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 19, 2011

The Friday Breakfast

Welcome to the weekend and a big series against the Indians at Comerica Park. Cleveland will avoid facing Justin Verlander in the three-game set, much to the chagrin of Tigers fans. Leading Off: The Tigers were off on Thursday and likely spent part of the day kicking themselves over missing an opportunity to beat the […]

August 13, 2011

The Saturday Breakfast: Al’s Okay, Penny’s Good Enough and Happy Birthday to “Schneider”

Good Saturday morning. Thank goodness Al Alburquerque is going to be okay after a batting practice scare yesterday. The Tigers placed Alburquerque on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion effective August 12 and recalled Ryan Perry from Toledo. Perry appeared in 20 games with the Mud Hens, posting a 3-0 record, 3.03 ERA, seven […]

June 20, 2011

The Non Sequiturs Return and So, Too, Will the Podcast

Many of you have written to ask what happened to the Detroit Tigers Podcast. Without going into the boring details, the fact is that Ian and I both were unavoidably detained over the past few months. But that’s about to change. We will restart the podcast machine after the All-Star Game and take the second […]

June 17, 2011

Avila at Third? Not All That Uncommon in Tigers History

Tonight Alex Avila is the Tigers’ starting third baseman in the opener of a three-game series in Denver against the Rockies. Avila’s never played third in the majors but he’s not the first Tigers player to be pressed into action there. Did you know that Al Kaline appeared in two games at third during his career? In 1961, he […]

October 4, 2010

Tigers Today: October 4, 2010

Tigers’ Final Record: 81-81, 3rd Place; 13 GB Yesterday’s Results Tigers 4 – Orioles 2 W: Daniel Schlereth (2-0) L: Brad Bergesen (8-12) Save: Jose Valverde (26) HR: Brandon Inge (13)