Happy Birthday to DTW

Is it okay to refer to DTW in the third person? I know it’s not really a person, but after 6 years it feels like it has a life of it’s own. That’s right, today marks the 6th birthday of the blog.

I’m not going to say a whole lot since I just did a “site news” post. But six years in the blog-o-sphere is a pretty good run and I’m quite proud of what the site has become.


  1. charlie

    July 17, 2007 at 10:16 pm


    you should be proud…this is an awesome site.


  2. Stephen

    July 17, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Bilfer: Well done on the site. Much, much fun and greatly appreciated.

  3. Mike R

    July 17, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Agreed with the first two comments. It’s a great blog. Well done.

  4. Bix

    July 17, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    6 years? I feel like a rookie with my 1.5 years of tenure.

    This is THE BEST baseball (I could expand that and just say “best sports” and it’d still be correct) blog on the web, billfer, and you’ve created a great community for us to all come BS in. Thanks for all you’ve done.

    Here’s to the Tigs, and 6 more years of DTW. /cheers and thanks.

  5. Jeff

    July 17, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Happy birthday/anniversary, Bill. Great job.

  6. Cameron in Singapore

    July 17, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Great job Bilfer. Really appreciate all the work that goes into this.

  7. Lee Panas

    July 17, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Bill, DTW is the first place I go for Tigers news every day. You do an incredible job keeping us all up to date on the Tigers. And your analysis is always correct!


  8. tiff

    July 17, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    happy birthday DTW! And here’s to a million more!

  9. Jim

    July 17, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love it

  10. Kurt

    July 17, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Congrats Bilfer. 6 years is a really long time to be committed to blogging and you do a good job at it.

  11. Jon D

    July 17, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    A big congratulations and an even bigger Thank You for all the great work that you do… this has been part of my daily routine for a few years and I wish continued success..

    A great day today… DTW birthday as well as the best record in the ML ( i think )

  12. Jonathon

    July 17, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks Bilfer for the dedication night after night. You have done a fabulous job. Congrats!

  13. T Smith

    July 18, 2007 at 12:06 am


  14. Ian C.

    July 18, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Six years is one hell of an impressive run, Bill. You deserve praise for getting in early on this blogging thing and sticking with it until the Tigers became a team worthy of your attention and affection.

    Congratulations on the longevity, as well as the community you’ve created, and for being the inspiration for many other sports bloggers that have gotten in line behind you.

  15. Ben in Denver

    July 18, 2007 at 12:42 am

    Thanks for your work and dedication, Billfer, and congrats for all of the flattering recognition. You deserve it.

    Thanks also to the rest of you for making this such a fun Tiger “community” – especially for those of us living at a distance from Detroit.

  16. Matt

    July 18, 2007 at 1:52 am

    Wait a minute. There were blogs six years ago?? Why was I not informed?

    But seriously, good job. You must have been the first, right? It must have taken real courage to write about the ’01 Tigers.

    (I was at a Mud Hen game a few weeks back, and I saw a guy in a Dean Palmer jersey. Wanted to hug him. Those were some rough times.)

  17. Keith

    July 18, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Hilarious comment about the Palmer jersey, Matt!

    I have been reading the blog since May and actively participating for less than a week. I look forward to reading it every night and I check it before I check my email. In my opinion, that is a testament to the content and the community.

    Thank you bilfer for a job well done and Happy Birthday DTW.

  18. ron

    July 18, 2007 at 3:05 am

    Great site. Never blogged before. Now I can’t stop. Lots of informed and opinionated Tiger fans who understand and appreciate the history of this franchise.Best fans in all of sports come from or identify with the Motor City. I’m glad some of them support Mr. Bilfer’s creation.

  19. Sam

    July 18, 2007 at 7:12 am


    I spend more time at DTW than the Drudge Report, and that’s saying something!


  20. Dirk

    July 18, 2007 at 7:25 am

    Congratulations from Germany

    Great Site. Although I am not so active in posting (some posts from me in the last season, that’s it), your blog is a must-read for me every day. When you check the IP’s…yes those from Germany are mine 😀

    6 Years of DTW. Great job, well done, Bilfer

    Greetings from Germany to all Tigers Fans.

  21. Dead Rabbit

    July 18, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Drats! One day DTW will be all mine…all mine!!!! moww aw aw aw aw…um…yes.

  22. SJC in Detroit

    July 18, 2007 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations and thanks.

  23. SBG

    July 18, 2007 at 8:48 am

    I celebrated three years on the 17th. It feels like forever. Six years! Congrats.

  24. Joey C.

    July 18, 2007 at 11:40 am

    Billfer, your dedication is incredible, and you deserve the success.

    We’re lucky to have the DTW. Few fans of other franchises have such great sites to call home.

    Happy Birthday DTW!

  25. Ryan

    July 18, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations. This site is well worth a look even on off days, which is no small feat.

  26. Ryan S

    July 18, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Congrats Bilfer. I only wish I had discovered you earlier. Baseball info/discussion on the internet has come a long way and sites like yours are the reason.

    Thank you for your dedication to the site.

    (sidenote: I’m a different Ryan than the previous poster. Didn’t want anyone to think either of us were blogging redundantly…)

  27. Ryan

    July 18, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Completely different. Even though my last initial is also S.

  28. Joey the K

    July 18, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Great work Bilfer, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this site a few years ago. I’ve tried other Tigers blogs but this is the only one I consistently read. This one is the best!

  29. K-Man

    July 18, 2007 at 7:51 pm


    I only recently discovered your site but so far it’s a lotta fun!
    Happy Birthday, and many more.