The first day of spring training every year brings pitchers fielding practice. Today was no different, except for the fact that there were 50 media assembled to see if the Tigers pitchers could throw the ball to third base. Now let’s move on.
That section headline reminds me of a clue that Chuck Woolery would have given on Scrabble back in the day. In this case though it refers to the new hats the Tigers are sporting. Either New Era or the Tigers have added goofy white detailing the the Tigers BP hats. Not really a big fan and I can’t imagine fans clamoring to buy them. I’ll keep an eye on Uniwatch for more information.
MLB.com polled the 30 general managers to get their preseason picks for World Series champs. The Yankees and Red Sox dominated getting 17 of the 30 votes, but 2 GMs picked the Tigers.
“With the pitching staff they have and adding Sheffield makes the Tigers an easy favorite for me,” one manager said.
Added another: “As long as that pitching holds up, they’re the team to beat.”
Cameron Maybin has appeared in Lakeland, as have Craig Monroe and Carlos Guillen. Roger DeWitt reports that Craig arrived in a large limo. To quote Rod Allen: “Craig, get down with your bad self.” Mostly I just mention this so I could use the photo and the caption that Maybin is “bracing” for something.
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