links for 2007-11-29


  1. Matt in Toledo

    November 29, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Without clicking the article…Brewers, Phils, Expos, Braves, Cards, Twins, Royals, Jays, Ms.

    Does that cover them?

  2. Kyle J

    November 29, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks, Bilfer. I’m an MSU guy. I don’t like Carr. But I do like you, and I love your blog.

    That’s actually a nice aspect of the Tigers recent playoff contention–it gives Spartans and Wolverines something to be united about.

  3. Kyle J

    November 29, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    P.S. One of the nice things about doing a college basketball blog is that the season runs almost exactly opposite baseball season–so I don’t have to give up my life as a DTW groupie from April through October.

  4. Matt in Toledo

    November 29, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    With the stuff he says Bierd has, and with Bierd’s success at his age at that level (Ks, low BBs, lots of grounders), I don’t understand why we haven’t heard his name more often as being at least a wild card for the bullpen. The Tigers’ middle relievers have a nasty habit of walking too many batters and Bierd (10 BB in 45 IP at Erie) seems like he might be able to help shore that up.

  5. Ian C.

    November 29, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    I loved the Royals’ powder blue uniforms. It’s the uniform of George Brett, Willie Wilson, and Bo Jackson.

    Not a fan of the Blue Jays’ unis, though I have one of those two-color hats.

  6. Matt in Toledo

    November 29, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    I clicked on the link. I couldn’t picture the Rangers’ uniforms before, but wasn’t surprised that was one I missed. I was surprised to find out the Cubs used the powder blues in the early 80s as well.

    I always liked the old Brewer uniforms when I was a kid because I was the one in my family who figured out the glove that was their logo was made up of a lower case “m” and “b”.

  7. greg

    November 29, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Cool link. Interesting, the poster of the powder blue uni’s rip on them quite a bit. I find them to be among the sharpest uniforms ever donned in the modern baseball era. Absolutely LOVE the Powder blue in most of its forms, particularly the Phillies. The Red and Blue look great together. I think the Red and powder blue look great. Also notice that they didn’t wear ‘pajamas’ like the current trend. Stirrups and all, very classy.

  8. greg

    November 29, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    I wonder if anyone has chronicled the Tigers official uniforms over the years? That would be great to see. Graphics of all Detroit uniforms, road and home, since the beginning. All the way back to Cobb’s days. Would love to see it.

  9. Matt in Toledo

    November 29, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    The site referenced the Dressed to the Nines exhibit at the Hall of Fame. If you type that into Google (“Dressed to the Nines”), and click on the Hall of Fame link and then enter 1901 to 2007 for the Tigers, you should get exactly what you’re talking about.

    It’s pretty cool, and I’m glad you brought it up. Particularly notable are the seasons when the Tigers replaced the “D” with a Tiger’s head and the season when they had a Tiger’s head on the BACK of the uniform.

    Oh, and can I just say that elastic banded pants replacing belts for a while was a horrible idea. They look like girls’ softball pants.

  10. Joey the K

    November 29, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Latroy Hawkins is not good. ugh.

  11. Mike R

    November 30, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Matt is on top of this uniform thing, haha.

    There was also a rumor on mlbtraderumors of us being in the Dotel sweepstakes.

    Hawkins: No, thanks.
    Dotel: Yes, please.

    The speculation is Hawkins at 2 years, $8 Million or Dotel at 2 years, $12 million. I’ll gladly spend $4 mil more for someone to not post 4.7 K/9 strike out rates.