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Game 74: Tigers at Padres

PREGAME: The Tigers will look to bounce back from another late inning collapse. They’ll send out Nate Robertson who pitched 6 innings of shut down ball spanning a rain delay his last time out.

The Padres send out Cha Seung Baek. You may remember him from a Seattle Mariner beat-down. Baek got to leave Seattle and has been starting for the Padres with decent results. He hasn’t allowed a homer in any of his 3starts, and his last 2 have been quality in nature.

Via Beck, Marcus Thames gets the night off – or at least he isn’t starting. I’d think he’s a decent bet for pinch hitting duties later on. And Brandon Inge returns to the lineup.

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Guillen, 3B
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Renteria, SS
  7. Thomas, LF
  8. Inge, C
  9. Robertson, P

DET @ SDP, Saturday, June 21, 2008 Game Preview – Baseball-Reference.com

Game Time 10:05

POSTGAME: This was a big win for a number of reasons. It assures a .500 road trip and gives them a chance to win the series. It keeps the team in 3rd place. The team picks up a game on White Sox. And it means the Tigers only have two more 10 pm starts this season!

Posted by on June 21, 2008.

Categories: 2008 Season, Game Post

262 Responses

  1. I hope we can get over last night.. I will say this and I was only watching it on my PC..Maddux got every pitch on or just off the corner for the whole time we was in there…he just had to be close…the Pitches Rodney threw were not that great but Fussom’s first pitch was exactly down the middle ball…there were at least 6 pitches on that ugly inning not one or two Maddux would have gotten strike calls….all we needed was that ump to take off his mask and unveil Donaghue from the NBA

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:09 pm

  2. I hope we can get over last night.. I will say this and I a was only wathcing it on my Pc..Maddux got every pitch on or just off the corner for the whole time we was in there…he just had ot be close…the Pitches Rodney threw were not that great but Fusom’s first pitch was exactly down the middle ball…there were at least 6 pitches on that ugly inning not one or two Maddux would have gotten strike calls….all we needed was that ump to take off his mask and unveil Donaghue from the NBA

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm

  3. oops

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:15 pm

  4. Good start. We need to build a lead early.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:20 pm

  5. Excellent double play by Carlos and Placido. I didn’t think they had a chance.

    by Brian P on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:26 pm

  6. nice DP..lets keep it going

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:26 pm

  7. “Baek got to leave Seattle”

    Billfer can be so subtle with his humor.

    You can take the pitcher out of Seattle, but you can’t take the Seattle out of the pitcher. We hope.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:36 pm

  8. It appears we’re going to get 4+ Nate tonight.

    by Brian P on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:37 pm

  9. Nate looks like his usual self unfortunately..100 pitches thru 4 and 4-5 or 6 runs

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:40 pm

  10. Thin crowd here. What, is everyone out doing things on a Saturday night?

    Losers.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:43 pm

  11. Since it’s Saturday night, I’m wearing my beer goggles and watching the Tigers play. I suggest you all do the same.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:45 pm

  12. Chief-does the start of this game look any better in the goggles

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:47 pm

  13. Looks fine from here. The Tigers are just trying to give the Padres a sporting chance to win before they unleash hell on them.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:49 pm

  14. Will Curtis single-handedly win us this game with his speed?

    by Brian P on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:50 pm

  15. can these guys make any catches on their feet

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:52 pm

  16. Grandy single-handedly carrying the team in San Diego so far…

    by Tbone on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:52 pm

  17. HAHAHAHAHA thank you for the home run :-)

    by Dylan on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm

  18. MAGGLIO BABY!!!

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm

  19. haha! I love it. Gerut just Canseco’d that ball over the center field fence. 4-3 Tigers.

    by Brian P on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm

  20. thatta boy Maggs

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:54 pm

  21. Are these the Score-At-Will-Tigers?

    by Adam on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm

  22. The Beer goggles are working real good. I willed that ball over the fence like a Jedi mind trick.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm

  23. That’s twice the Tigers have had that happen this year.

    I actually can’t believe that Gerut got back there quick enough to even have a play on the ball. Maggs smoked that.

    by billfer on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm

  24. Chief just keep drinking…maybe Robertsons pitching will look good

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm

  25. judpma- that’s the goal

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm

  26. Brandon Inge looks terrible at the plate– swinging at all kinds of garbage.

    by Chris on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:06 pm

  27. has Inge gotten within 6 inches to a foot of any ball he has swung at yet tonight

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:07 pm

  28. Nate is looking really hot now. Is it just me or the beer?

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:11 pm

  29. Nate….settling down..keep it up

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:12 pm

  30. Nice to see Nate settle in. Hopefully he can keep it up.

    by Chris on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:13 pm

  31. keep drinkin!!!

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:13 pm

  32. Chief, if we lose this game and you are not blacking out. The loss falls squarely on your shoulders not or . :-)

    by Dylan on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:16 pm

  33. if you keep drinking and the Tigs lose at least you won’t know it or won’t care

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:18 pm

  34. POLLY STOP IT.

    by Adam on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:18 pm

  35. Man do I hate walks.

    by Adam on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:21 pm

  36. ok boys what is your relief pitcher play for tonight?????

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:23 pm

  37. Adam – A lot of people feel that way, but walking is very good exercise. Good for endorphins, too.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:25 pm

  38. I was born to love you…I was born to lick your face…I was born to rub you… but you were born to rub me first….

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:26 pm

  39. hey Nate nice angle…can any tiger other than Rogers make this play

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm

  40. Anyone remember the Arizona game where Nate had been cruising. He came up to bat and took a couple huge swings. The next inning he can’t find the plate.

    by billfer on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm

  41. sorry, I’m just getting ready for some caddy shack

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:28 pm

  42. that a boy Nate..walk a guy don’t cover first on a “single to second” give up a two strike two out bomb…..just like you always do…..100 pitches—6runs( he ain’t done yet) 6 inning

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:31 pm

  43. If Nate can’t hack it, I say Dolsi comes in for long relief.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:32 pm

  44. billfer: If I remember correctly, in that game Rod and Mario thought he hurt himself taking those big rips…

    He’s not making contact so he needs to calm down swinging so hard haha

    by Dylan on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:32 pm

  45. Cabrera’s been breaking toward ground balls that Polanco can get to pretty regularly. Finally caught up with him. Hopefully, this does the trick in getting him to judge those grounders better.

    by Kyle J on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:34 pm

  46. Polanco should of threw it to 2nd base for the force out.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:35 pm

  47. Maybe Nate saw the highlights of Sabbathia’s 440-foot long ball earlier today.

    by Kyle J on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:35 pm

  48. Time for 5-9 (or at least 8) to do something.

    by billfer on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:36 pm

  49. If Billfer can remember what he said about the Arizona game, a coach or the manager should have seen that, too. And counseled Nate accordingly.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:36 pm

  50. billfer for manager!

    by Dylan on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:39 pm

  51. Jud, he didn’t just walk a guy.he walked the pitcher!

    by Sky on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm

  52. Renteria is due.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm

  53. Time to Pay the rent.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:41 pm

  54. I’d be more optimistic about the team if Billfer was manager.

    Consider it, Bill. It pays pretty well, you know.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:42 pm

  55. oh man, so close.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:42 pm

  56. story of the year ..if it weren’t for bad luck there would be no luck at all

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:43 pm

  57. Billfer has no experience managing a major league team so there’s no way he’s gonna get the job. He just runs a blog, so he is only qualified to be team President and General Manager.

    by Coleman on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:46 pm

  58. That’s right, Coleman. Coddle the veteran managers, never give the young guys a shot.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:49 pm

  59. if Inge is playing third he catches that in his back pocket

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:49 pm

  60. So how bad is the damage so far?

    You can cut the joke now. I know the Tigers are playing the Padres and Baek started, so what’s the real score?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:52 pm

  61. I once saw Inge make an unassisted triple play during the 7th inning stretch while at the mike to sing his beautiful rendition of god bless america, and can you believe he didn’t miss a note, that’s the kind of athlete he is.

    by Coleman on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:53 pm

  62. thatta boy Clete welcome back!!!!

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm

  63. The downside of the Tigers bench, while they all have some offensive skills, none are contact specialists. That would be good right now.

    by billfer on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:56 pm

  64. Good call Jim, let’s bring in our worst contact hitter on the bench.

    by Brian P on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:56 pm

  65. Inge just tapped the ball with the end of his bat …is that legal to do when playing for Detroit

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:56 pm

  66. 5-4, Padres.

    Man on third, one out.

    Larish (huh?) in to pinch hit. (WHY NOT THAMES?)

    by Adam on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:57 pm

  67. Is Larish perfect pinch hitting on this trip?

    by billfer on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:58 pm

  68. As devious as he is athletic, the Oblique Inge cleverly lays down a bunt in the exact spot with the highest probability for collision…

    by Coleman on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:58 pm

  69. Anyway, he apparently singled.

    Tied.

    by Adam on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:58 pm

  70. Larish are you kiddin me..thatta boy

    by judpma on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:59 pm

  71. That was a very Darrell Evans foul ball Larish hit

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

  72. Thanks, Adam. I’ll take that to mean Tigers up 5-2. You guys think you’re sooooooo funny.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

  73. He is perfect. Three opps and he has 2 singles and a walk.

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:01 am

  74. THAMESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    by Dylan on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:02 am

  75. He did it agin!!!!!!!!!! Whooo-weee!

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:02 am

  76. What kind of single was it, Coleman?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:02 am

  77. Country Country Country Country………………..wow

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:03 am

  78. THAMES IS NOT HUMAN!!

    by Sky on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:03 am

  79. went on a beer run, walk in the door and Thames hits a bomb.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:03 am

  80. I was confused by that pinch hit, but bringing in Thames can never be considered a bad thing. Never. Holy smokes.

    by Brian P on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:03 am

  81. No, Smoking Man is the funny one, he just pulled the hot bat out for a pinch hitter–and it worked!! hahahahah puff puff puff. So I guess THAT’S why he used Larish before, to save Thames for that.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:04 am

  82. Sean – it was a chopper up the middle that got by the drawn in infield. Thames pinch hit for Granderson and hit a 2 run bomb. 7-5 good guys

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:04 am

  83. Yeah, Chief.and I was literally printing out tickets in my bedroom for tomorrow’s game! Last chance to see them in SD this year……..

    by Sky on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:04 am

  84. Let’s bring in Rodney!

    by bailey on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:05 am

  85. God I love that man.

    COUNTRY FUNK!

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:05 am

  86. these snozberries taste like snozberries

    by Chief Monday on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:05 am

  87. Thanks, Billfer. You know what I’m worried about now, but I’m not going to rain on this happy parade. Marcus rules!!

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:07 am

  88. The single was as the General Manager described, an odd single that was neither to 3rd base nor shortstop, but some other place entirely.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:07 am

  89. I love me some Thames.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:07 am

  90. That’s the kind of managerial decision that makes Leyland look like a genius. I am not convinced.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:07 am

  91. Yeah. Thames should have been starting anyway. Gee.

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:08 am

  92. Okay guys. Who do you want to take the ball now out of the pen? This is first guessing instead of second guessing. Start with Miner I suppose.

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:09 am

  93. Miner should be good here.

    I feel good, boys.

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:09 am

  94. come on now just like everyone else does just close these three innings out….please

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:10 am

  95. What does it mean when you are actually happy to see Miner out of the pen? Does that mean that you have a bad pen?

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:10 am

  96. Knock on wood, but Miner does better starting off an inning. He seems to have more faith in his stuff when there’s nobody on base.

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:11 am

  97. Mike R already called this a win. Relax.

    by ron on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:12 am

  98. By the time this makes it, it’ll be a done deal, but yeah, Miner is the obvious choice. Somehow. How did that happen?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:12 am

  99. Ken – Uh. Yeah?

    It’s a good pen, actually, but it’s being mismanaged. We have guys like Fossum and Rodney clogging up spots right now.

    Bautista should still be here.

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:12 am

  100. Someone remind the Tigers that these are the Padres, who play in a canyon, hit .190 as a team, and average 1.65 runs a game.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:15 am

  101. what’s up with Miner? he better not walk anybody because he is balking all over the place. He certainly doesn’t look comfortable…

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:15 am

  102. ok I vote Zoom in the 8th…….

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:15 am

  103. then again I might have had too much to drink

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:16 am

  104. Well, he’s got better control than Rodney last night, but he’s really depending on guys swinging at pitches out of the zone. Two up, two down, so whatever works is fine . . .

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:16 am

  105. Bautista really should be there. Watching the game.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:17 am

  106. Is it me or does Zach Miner go to a full count on every batter?

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:19 am

  107. Zach

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:20 am

  108. Methinks Miner has been more lucky than good lately: 10 hits, 7BB, 3K in his last 10 appearances, although only 1 run over 11+ innings. It has to catch up with him sooner or later.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:24 am

  109. Let’s hope for later, Vince. He’s certainly better starting an inning clean, like all the Tiger bullpen guys.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:26 am

  110. BUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:27 am

  111. Adams didn’t even look at the runners those last 2 pitches. Send em!

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:27 am

  112. DP – what a surprise!

    by Vince in MN on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:28 am

  113. It’s hard to bunt when you get one chance after the umpire calls a first pitch ball a strike.

    by Brian P on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:29 am

  114. nice call Jimbo……..Pudge could have bunted Holliman goes to short….god I hate this fundemental stuff the /Tigers REFUSE to do

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:29 am

  115. And I mean much later, like in Toledo stretching out.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:29 am

  116. A bunt would have been nice, unfortunately the team bunter doesn’t come up for a couple more batters.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:29 am

  117. The call was for a bunt. It’s not Leyland’s fault that Renteria misses it.

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:31 am

  118. I Seay what they did there.

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:33 am

  119. Well, you wouldn’t have Pudge bunting. He’s money with runners on.

    Monopoly money.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:34 am

  120. Ah the game within the game. Faking the shaking off.

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:36 am

  121. Please let Bobby finish this game.

    by ron on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:37 am

  122. I think they’re both still shaking their heads about the Renteria “bunt”

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:38 am

  123. Please let Bobby finish this game.

    Can’t see them letting him hit for himself, not with Raburn and Hollimon available. That’s all assuming he gets Prince Valiant out here.

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:38 am

  124. What do you mean, Billfer?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:39 am

  125. Billfer true about the bunt…Renteriea went after it like he wanted nothing to do with it

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:39 am

  126. He might have “prince valiant” hair, but he’s still got the visage of a water rat

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:40 am

  127. Oh dear gourd. Get this out and stop walking people.

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:41 am

  128. Here comes little sexy.

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:41 am

  129. wonder how many RH hitters Seay has gotten out ..or at least what is his average at getting them out

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:41 am

  130. FSN does a really good job of zooming in on the catcher’s signs. Before putting down the sign Inge shook his head, indicating to Seay to shake him off. I don’t know that it has any effect, but it’s fun nonetheless.

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:41 am

  131. I think Renteria’s bunting will be fine once he adjusts to the mysterious large mass stuffed in the front of his jersey that is in his line of sight while bunting

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:44 am

  132. Maggs!!!

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:44 am

  133. I’m drawing a blank on the last time Magglio had an outfield assist at home plate.

    by Brian P on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:45 am

  134. piece of cake

    by Chief Monday on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:45 am

  135. I didn’t think Maggs could move like that …great tag or look like tag by inge //////////

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:45 am

  136. Didn’t know Magglio could throw that far.

    by ron on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:46 am

  137. wonder how many RH hitters Seay has gotten out ..or at least what is his average at getting them out

    Actually over his career lefties hit Seay at .265 while righties hit him at .251. On the other hand, the righties have 9 homers off him while lefties have 2 in a comparable number of innings. So he does seem to get them out okay, just that when they hit the ball they do a lot more damage.

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:46 am

  138. “Inge shook his head”

    Aha.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:47 am

  139. Nice throw Maggs. It’s even more exciting when you are watching a close play at the plate frame by frame, courtesy of MLB.tv working properly 28% of the time.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:47 am

  140. Ha, you dare run on The Hair Cannon that is what awaits you Prince Water Rat

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:48 am

  141. Seay before tonight’s game:
    LH .340
    RH .222
    That’s right, lefties hitting him better than righties.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:48 am

  142. thanks Jeff

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:48 am

  143. Rod on Marcus Thames at-bat: “That boy is standing in scoring position right now.”

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:50 am

  144. Rollercoaster is due for either a disaster or a very routine 1-2-3 inning. How’s that for playing both sides of the fence?

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:50 am

  145. K-in-C : I got the same view, except after the play I got some really cool psychedelic kinda ghosting overlaying the players, so that was cool. I hope they aren’t going to start charging extra for this…

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:51 am

  146. OK, here we go – hold your breath.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:53 am

  147. I like your comments, Coleman. Perceptive. Imaginative. Funny. Fresh new angle. I like it. I like it a lot.

    Dave BW, you’re fired. I’ll give till the end of the game to clean out your blogdesk.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:53 am

  148. How deep was Thomas playing on that one? Sacramento?

    by billfer on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:54 am

  149. nice job Gil

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:55 am

  150. “Rollercoaste r is due for either a disaster or a very routine 1-2-3″

    That’s kinda like saying tomorrow the sun is due to either rise or come up.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:56 am

  151. A collision between Tony and Miggy could have been monumental.

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:56 am

  152. That’s kinda like saying tomorrow the sun is due to either rise or come up.

    The sun could just go into hiding at 6 a.m. and scare the hell out of us before coming up. That’s the third and most frequent alternative.

    by Jeff on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:57 am

  153. Inge has been muttering to the umpire I thought maybe I was imagining at first but he definitely was jawing after that popup—whoa good tag by Cabrera there!

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:57 am

  154. done deal. way to go Tigers. never a doubt.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:58 am

  155. Thank you Marcus!!!

    by Sky on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:58 am

  156. that is like a 1-2-3 for Jones…..!!!! CAKE

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:58 am

  157. Well, not too bad – I only turned slightly blue in the face.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:59 am

  158. yea Thanks to COUNTRY FUNK AGAIN!!!

    by judpma on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:00 am

  159. You got me there, Jeff.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:00 am

  160. Do tell, what do Marcus do?!

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:02 am

  161. Mike R, Thank You.

    by ron on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:02 am

  162. lets do the wave

    by Chief Monday on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:04 am

  163. Beer goggles worked . an easy win for Nate.

    by Chief Monday on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:06 am

  164. When I saw COUNTRY FUNK in caps, I got excited about another HR, but then I realized the Padres were up, and I was afraid he might have hit one for THEM, too, just to show there were no hard feelings. He IS a really nice guy.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:07 am

  165. I’m going to make Dr. Country Funk my first born’s godfather. He will also be my best man at my first wedding. I will also do him the honor of becoming my desktop’s wallpaper.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:13 am

  166. “He will also be my best man at my first wedding. I will also do him the honor of becoming my desktop’s wallpaper.”

    That sounds complicated. How will you get to the wedding once you become the wallpaper? Obviously becoming your desktop’s wallpaper would be an amazing thing, but I don’t really see where it honors Marcus…

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:20 am

  167. Ken, maybe you could tell me about what must have been the final play. Did Thames leap over the fence to rob a HR, make a diving catch, run in to field a ball hit to Renteria, what?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:21 am

  168. The wedding is in his computer. He’s marrying Marcus’s nephew. Duh. Do we have to spell everything out for you?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:25 am

  169. He actually disguised himself as Ryan Raburn, knowing all the while that nobody in their right mind would dare hit a ball towards the doctor of southern funk. The Padres took the bait and when they hit it towards Ryan (thames) he caught it with his teeth.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:26 am

  170. Ron: You are welcome. Half way there to my premonition of taking 2 of 3 from the Pads. I’d call 4 of 6 on the west coast a success. And, in all honesty, we’ve had a great chance to be undefeated (blew the game in SF … who knows what happens if last night’s game goes to extras rather than the merry-go-round that happened in the 8th).

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:27 am

  171. Nate didn’t deserve this win. He should be stripped of it. It should be given to Rogers.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:27 am

  172. Oh, and I don’t know if it was S-in-IL or C-in-D in the last game thread that said me calling Jennie Finch hot was the joke of the night but I’d like to say this:

    If you’re a male, and she was in your bed and you came home and did not smile, you’re lying. Just sayin’.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:29 am

  173. You both have confused the hell out of me, but let me see if I can clear things up for you. The wallpaper IS the wedding metaphorically and Marcus’s nephew might play for Michigan which is my best man.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:29 am

  174. Aha, Ken. I’ve always said the Padres were a gullible lot. It shall be their downfall.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:30 am

  175. I’m just saying look at the SC-in-I post right above your last Mike R and you will notice he is beginning to speak of stripping Nate…so perhaps he is not the person you want answering the Hot/Not Hot question for you…

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:34 am

  176. Mike, I am the one in Jennie Finch hotness denial.

    #1 – She’s too tall to fit in my bed (so am I, for that matter).

    #2 – I don’t claim I wouldn’t smile. I’d have to.

    #3 – If you would be so kind as to arrange the situation you described, I’ll let you know how it turned out. Women do usually look a lot better in person than in photographs. Especially in my bed (funny how that works).

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:38 am

  177. Sean,

    Knowing that you don’t have a TV and live sort of, how shall I say….Amishly…do you even know what the Tigers’ players look like? For instance, do you know that Magglio has really long hair or that Polanco has a burrito head or that Brandon Inge is black?

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:38 am

  178. re: The Postgame comments: the other home run assist was an Inge shot, not Pudge (the OTHER half of the Siamese Catchers), I think it was Reed on the Mariners and he also sent his glove over the wall for good measure. Unless there was a 3rd one, that Pudge hit, which would make it even cooler…

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:38 am

  179. I will admit to visualizing Nate without his uniform on, sure. But it’s not what you’re thinking.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:43 am

  180. “I will admit to visualizing Nate without his uniform on, sure. But it’s not what you’re thinking.”

    Oh, I know, I didn’t mean to imply…I mean I’m sure it’s an entirely chaste thing…

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:45 am

  181. I believe there have been 3 assisted homers. Inge’s one against Seattle and Pudge hit one to RF, I believe.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:48 am

  182. Yup. Go here. Go to April 14th and watch the HR. Off of one of the Twins player’s gloves and over the fence.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:48 am

  183. “or that Brandon Inge is black?” Great K-in-C pitches me that and I’m about to unload a joke (it involved Inge and Sheffield and Cabrera and Latin player stereotypes) when I thought better of it, and now I’ve got a strained obique of my own from the checked-joke

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:49 am

  184. Also: I’ve never gotten the story. Sean, do you really not have a television?

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:51 am

  185. You’re trying to trick me, aren’t you, Ken? I know very well that Magglio doesn’t have long hair. Despite the fact that graven images are contrary to my faith, I hear things. Your skulduggery before a simple, honest man should cause you great shame.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:52 am

  186. Coleman check swing Ks on a joke! An Inge joke! The irony.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:53 am

  187. I’m sorry, Sean. I had no idea that the Tigers games were graven images. I mean I knew that they were images, but not that they were graven. And really you should celebrate your honest and simple lifestyle. You have avoided all of life’s little distractions, which gives you the time to dig up ridiculous words like skulduggery.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 1:59 am

  188. Well I know I’m in a bit of a joke slump. A couple dumb simple jokes would get me going, but it doesn’t help that everyones tossing me setup lines like I’m Richard Pryor or George Carlin or Steve Martin or something, I can’t get a break.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:00 am

  189. Mike, it’s true that I don’t have a television. The only regrettable thing about it is not being able to watch Tigers games.

    For being fairly close to Chicago, I live in a surprisingly rural area (the natural beauty is worth it while it lasts). High-speed Internet would have be via satellite (can’t afford it), and I’d also have to have a dish to see Tigers games on TV.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:01 am

  190. Is it nerdy that we stay for the Tigers blog after-party?

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:03 am

  191. Sean, that is a life of which I could not survive. Kudos to you for playing your own game of Survivor sans a big cash reward at the end.

    Ken in Cincy — Only slightly nerdy.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:06 am

  192. I’m just being diligent and making sure the game is really over

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:07 am

  193. Coleman, I only want to know if Nate has a tattoo. You see, I loathe tattoos. I need to resolve my mixed feelings about Nate the Mediocre. I need to either love him and tout him as the ace of the staff, or despise him and demand that he be traded by the deadline. I need that one thing to tip the balance. I’m so desperate that even if only he only has a mole or a birthmark, I’ll call it hate and be done with it.

    It was probably a mistake to use the word “staff” in that paragraph. I forgot who I’m up against.

    I probably shouldn’t have used the phrase “up against.” There’s no way out of this.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:09 am

  194. Ken, I don’t think we’re being nerdy. I think it’s just plain weak that everyone else clears out right after a game, even a West Coast game. It’s Saturday night, for crying out loud.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:14 am

  195. Sean,

    What do you do for a living? I’ve narrowed it down to 78 occupations, but for the sake of time I’ll just share those which have the highest probability.

    1) A writer of some kind. Possibly even a reader.
    2) A baker
    3) A candlestick maker.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:16 am

  196. “ace of the staff”

    that’s actually what his tattoo says, coincidentally

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:19 am

  197. Inge has a tattoo but it’s impossible to see since his skin is so dark

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:20 am

  198. I say we just stay up and exchange witty/stupid/pointless comments until the next game thread comes out. A tailgate of sorts. What do you say? Sean? Coleman? Mike R? That creepy guy who is reading everything we say but not posting?

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:21 am

  199. “which gives you the time to dig up ridiculous words like skulduggery.”

    I think that’s the first time in all my long years that I’ve used the word, Ken. I’m proud that I could even spell it without the red underline misspell alert prompting me for change. I can probably die now.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:21 am

  200. “Inge has a tattoo but it’s impossible to see since his skin is so dark”

    Not to be read by Sean: Very nice, Coleman. We will soon have Sean so confused he’ll be forced to give up his religion and purchase a motion picture box.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:24 am

  201. Wow, Ken-Pete-Rose’s-Bookie guessed pretty close. The candlestick part is off, but I believe the rest should count as correct.

    Sean writes the baking instructions that go on the sides of the cake mix boxes. He originally worked up at Sara Lee but he free-lances now.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:24 am

  202. “That creepy guy who is reading everything we say but not posting?”

    “Inge has a tattoo but it’s impossible to see since his skin is so dark”

    You guys are gonna kill me with this stuff. Laughter expends precious stay-awake energy, so I’m doubting I can hold out too long.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:25 am

  203. I think Mike needs to get back to his stats. Oh damn – I think I forgot to send off that tea like i was supposed to. Well, maybe those trains will keep him awake.

    Yeah, they say nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee, but I was the exception that proved the rule. I don’t regret my time there. I learned and moved on.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:30 am

  204. Inge has a tattoo but it’s impossible to see since his skin is so dark…seriously, I’m not kidding. When he travels through Haiti they stop and stare at him. It’s like he’s made of coal, incredibly athletic coal. His face is like the color of that stuff ballplayers put under their eyes when the sun is bright.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:33 am

  205. It’s ironic, considering two of the occupations Ken listed, but my first name has its origin in a Gaelic word meaning “fierce butcher.”

    No, I’m not a writer, except when I’m here. I work in manufacturing. I’m a nobody doing a nothing job. I also have high self-esteem.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:33 am

  206. “Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee”

    Are you telling me that all this time I’ve been saying “Nobody does it like Sara Lee”, I’ve been completely mistaken? Oh my…Oh my god….this is almost as bad as when I saw Todd Jones without a mustache for the first time. Nobody doesn’t like Sarah Lee? Really? Isn’t that a little conceited and presumptuous?

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:34 am

  207. And I tell you, if it wasn’t for Click to Edit, no one here would ever mistake me for a writer.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:36 am

  208. ‘Isn’t that a little conceited and presumptuous?”

    That’s why I left. I thought the cheerleaders in high school were self-important and stuck up, but man.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:38 am

  209. “His face is like the color of that stuff ballplayers put under their eyes when the sun is bright.”

    Actually now that I’m thinking about it, I think that’s what I was looking at, I guess his whole face isn’t that color, or his arms and hands, or any of that stuff. My bad.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:40 am

  210. Sean,

    Because you are a simple, Amish man who is in the business of manufacturing candlesticks and so cannot afford MLB.tv, would you like to use my subscription when I am not able to make a game? I know you have dial up, but you could probably at least get the radio audio to come through, which is also a part of the package.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:45 am

  211. I am still awaiting my tea, Sean. However, my kool aid that i made an hour ago will suffice … for now.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:46 am

  212. It’s so strange, what you tell me of Inge, Coleman. I have always imagined him to be more of a burrito-headed man, noble in bearing but given to temptation, something of a trencherman, and sallow in complexion for a man of such swarthy forebears.

    The first time I imagined I saw him, I exclaimed to my cohorts, “Look! A Moor! Surely a fellow of good temperament! Hail, dark fellow!”. But Inge only looked aside, and walked away along the strand.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:47 am

  213. While you would not be able to see the game, you could still at least hear how black Brandon Inge’s skin is.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:47 am

  214. Lol. Good stuff, Sean. You are a bit of a show-off though.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:50 am

  215. He still hasn’t really explained though, how one watches “no TV” or if there is really not a TV there, then what does he watch shows on and is it just like watching them on TV?

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:57 am

  216. Ken

    Thanks. But although I have really good, reliable dial-up, even really good is still really bad for anything streaming, whether audio or video. It’s a frustrating mess.

    I’ve started coming over here to follow games instead of what I used to do, which was go to the sportsline.com scoreboard. That works OK for the most part, an inning behind you guys, probably, but at a pace still not too far off of real time. But at least once a game and usually more, there’s a long delay at some point. Here, I can get the big news right away. I’m often in the dark as to score and inning, but it’s great to see something like MARCUS!!!! and know something good must have happened, anyway.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 2:58 am

  217. “While you would not be able to see the game, you could still at least hear how black Brandon Inge’s skin is.”

    I’m a show-off? You guys are killing. I’m just trying to keep up, pulling some kind of bastardized pseudo-Shakespeare out of my a##. I’m happy just to set the table for you and Coleman.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:04 am

  218. I feel bad that Sean is on dial-up. Billfer should redirect some of these funds to get Sean some high-speed internet. We need to pool some money together or something. I mean, imagine these Sean quips being fast paced and actually in tune with what’s going on during the game instead of, you know, hours later. It’d be glorious.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:05 am

  219. I understand, Sean. Sometimes if I’ve missed a game and don’t know the outcome, I’ll just read the thread and piece it together comment by comment. I might have to start messing with you more and more, however; knowing that you rely so heavily on our honesty and forwardness. I’ll post things like “LUMPY!!!” or “how hot was that woman streaking nude across the diamond? I can’t believe they showed that.”

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:07 am

  220. It’s true, Coleman. My statement, “It’s true that Ihat I don’t have a television,” was deliberately ambiguous. The air of mystery that surrounds me adds to my allure.

    I’ll leave it to others to debate whether it is then false that I do have a televison, or whether one can watch one’s television and have it, too, or whether I own a televison but have loaned it out, or whether I made the whole thing up while sitting here watching Nick At Nite.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:17 am

  221. “instead of, you know, hours later”

    I know, Mike. It’s actually so embarrassing to read my out-of-sync comments in game threads that I try not to post too much, but it’s hard to not want to join in, at least to ask a question that will make it to the board about 3 innings after the answer has been forgotten.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:21 am

  222. Good point, Mike. I will donate exactly $2.38. 1/100th of a penny for every post that Sean has made this year.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:23 am

  223. Sean, I’m here to help. Always ask questions about said games, and if I’m around, I’ll answer. We’ll strike up the fund to get you high speed internet and sign Jennie Finch and cut Casey Fossum.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:24 am

  224. “I might have to start messing with you”

    I’ll have to forget you gave the plan away. LUMPY!!!! is probably gonna get me every time just the same. I’ll be sitting here wondering: Lumpy? Which one is Lumpy? I know there’s a Pudge… did I miss a thread where a new nickname was assigned? Is it a guy on the other team? Damn, I’m confused. But I swore I wouldn’t post during games any more.

    Don’t worry, Mike. I’ll be moving (seriously). I should have broadband in time for the World Series, and I hope the Tigers make that worth my while.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:28 am

  225. LUMPY!!!

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:28 am

  226. Well, I can certainly get behind Jennie Finch. As a replacement for Casey Fossum, I mean.

    We’d better start talking about the game a little, or Dave BW is going to very wroth. Or at least cross. So I’ll take you up on your offer about the games. Mike. starting with this one. You saw it, right?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:32 am

  227. Sean probably should be referred to as “Lumpy” from now on.

    And you’re movin’ on up, Sean? Congratulations. To a city or still in the village/rural area you’re in now?

    Also, for the record, I know there’s a bloggers night that Billfer/Lee/Matt/Brian/Sam/etc all enjoy at Comerica, but Billfer should fund a “posters night.” I mean, he wears a suit to work, so he’s rolling in the cash and I’d love to drink a beer and yell at a baseball game on television with some of the posters here. Even Chris and Sky!

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:35 am

  228. Yeah, Mike, that would probably be a lot of fun. Although I would be a little worried that I’d be taken aback once seeing you all in person. I like to build concrete images of people I talk to in my head and any large variations from reality could be traumatizing. For instance, I see Sean as being a somewhat lumpy, bearded man in a flannel. Like a less technically skilled unibomber. I picture Coleman as a 7 foot 1 black man who, despite the lofty expectations, can’t play a lick of basketball. Mike R, I picture you as a young Dan Goodman, who despite expectations, can play several licks of basketball.

    by Ken in Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:46 am

  229. Speaking of lumpy new nicknames (oh and thanks for sparing us the details of what you do with Nick at night)…I tried a nickname for Thames at the start of the season and it fell flat, partly because well what’s he need a nickname for? Now that it’s obvious he needs one maybe I can revive it…

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:47 am

  230. No, please not Lumpy. Anything but Lumpy. I’ll even take Sleepy or Dopey.

    Yeah, Mike, I’m headed for a more urban setting out of necessity.

    I’m all for Posters Night at Comerica. I’d drive to Detroit for that. Guess I’d have to, eh?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 3:50 am

  231. Coleman, Marcus has so many nicknames already.

    I only watch Nick at night. I’m into the vicarious thing. It’s innocent fun.

    It’s uncanny how you nailed my appearance, Ken. I am indeed a black, Dan Goodman-type Unabomber. This and suspicions that I own a computer don’t sit well with my Amish brethren, hence the forthcoming move.

    Now, about the game….

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:01 am

  232. “Now about the game…”

    Haha. Umm….I thought Jones was effective tonight. He made sure he hit a batter just so these Padres (what the hell is a padre??) know who’s boss.

    Now, about that mustache…

    by Ken from Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:06 am

  233. Thames does have a lot of nicknames, that’s what I’m saying. If the right one had come up already, the others would go back to wherever nicknames come from.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:07 am

  234. Holy Hell, men, go to sleep!

    I mean, it’s bad enough that the Tigers lost tonight, 8-7 on a walk-off three-run home-run that blew what would have been Todd Jones’ thirteenth save, but it’s even worse that you guys are hanging out pretending to Sean that we won! I mean, for the love of God, people, have a heart!

    Sean, I’m sorry. But we lost. It sucks.

    Ken, Coleman, Mike, Chief Monday, Vince, judpma, Sky…you all should be ashamed of yourselves.

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:10 am

  235. I don’t know who Dan Goodman is…

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:10 am

  236. Hey, where did Billfer get boom-diggity for the Marcus HR? That’s pretty good.

    Miner seemed to be making people nervous. Was he at all good, or just lucky?

    Why’d Seay get pulled? Matchup?

    Who was Prince Valiant Water Rat for the Padres?

    Was there any real drama in the 9th, great catch or something? Evidently 1-2-3 for Jones.

    Describe the inning of bunt controversy. I got confused, thought it was Pudge people thought should have bunted. So Renteria looked like a fool? I though bunting was among his skills, but now that i think about it, maybe that was just assumption. You kind of assume a SS can bunt somehow.

    Is Larish looking any better at the plate? Despite the low average, he’s racked up a number of clutch hits now.

    Did Robertson really look better than his line?

    What count did Marcus homer on?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:11 am

  237. Sean, don’t act like you know who Dan Goodman is. For one, he’s not on Nick at Night…yet. For seconds, I don’t even know who Dan Goodman is. It’s just a ficticious name. I think I meant to say John Goodman, whos name is Dan on the Roseanne show. You really ARE gullible. BTW, Lumpy just hit an in-the-park home run.

    by Ken from Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:15 am

  238. First inning 5-4-3 had people talking. Carlos looking good? Can we look forward to a few more 5-4-3 at last, maybe?

    What was the fielding miscue by Cabrera that Billfer alluded to?

    Didn’t hear much about Gil tonight. Was he hitting the ball hard?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:17 am

  239. Sean:

    1. The hole he sacrifices small animals and sandwiches to in his backyard.
    2. Lucky.
    3. Walked a guy.
    4. Khalil Green
    5. Walk-off home run.
    6. Renteria didn’t want to bunt, so he made a fake bunt attempt. Pudge then made him some fake bunt cake in the dugout.
    7. Larish’s single shouldn’t have been one. He barely made contact and somehow squirted it over the pitcher’s head and up the middle.
    8.Worse than his line. Would have been better, but he walked the pitcher.
    9. 0-1

    by Adam on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:18 am

  240. Prince Water Rat was the fool who thought his legs could beat the arm of The Hair Cannon and got the back of the Inge-Mitt instead

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:18 am

  241. Hahaha. The quality of these posts are at an all-time high the last month or so. Before, during, and post game. Just outstanding.

    and I don’t look like John Goodman. However, I have gotten a “If John Candy wasn’t dead and had a kid” line before.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:19 am

  242. Sean: Cabrera ranged too far from first on a grounder that was clearly Polanco’s ball. Burrito Head fielded it and threw to Nate who was late covering the bag because he didn’t think Miggy (Cabby is a terrible name for the Tigers to call him, which I’ve heard numerous Tigers call him that in interviews. It needs to be Miggy) would go that far off 1st. So the runner was safe.

    Rod Allen made a point I actually agreed with about it, too: Miggy still has 3rd baseman instincts. On a ball like that if he were at 3rd, he goes after that ball and if he can’t get it, no biggie. But at first, it’s different. So, I actually liked it. It wasn’t a “lazy” miscue, per se.

    by Mike R on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:21 am

  243. “I don’t know who Dan Goodman is… ”

    You, my friend, need a TV.

    So – the weirdness with the strike zone continued this game? Maybe there’s, like, a Pacific Strike Zone? Further complicated by Padres Saving Time?

    Padre is a father, Ken. so when the Tigers win tomorrow, we can tell San Diego, there’s a real madre for ya. That’s cause we’re a brrrrick….HOUSE. Sorry, my blackness is showing.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:25 am

  244. Gentlemen, it has been somewhat amusing, but now I must bid you adieu, whatever the hell that is. Adam, are you just now getting home from another bender or is this good morning for you. If you’re anything like me, instead of a cup of coffee to wake me up, I simply open my laptop, click over to the weblog, and pound my forehead against the screen 9 to 10 times. Sean, your rooster will be crowing before too long so you’d better get some sleep before you have to tend to the mules.

    by Ken from Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:33 am

  245. Adam, I see that you have been infected. You are now cursed to wallow with us evermore.

    You had me going with the conspiracy thing. So I just went over to check the game at sportsline,com, and I was relieved to see that it’s 4-3 Tigs after 3. So – nice try.

    How can a guy named Khalil look like Prince Valiant?

    I’m really disturbed to hear what Billfer does with sandwiches. But I suppose an engineer needs to blow off some steam, all day long with those numbers, numbers, numbers ENOUGH ALREADY!

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:37 am

  246. I meant to say during the game, Coleman – The Hair Cannon. Excellent. An original?

    Don’t let Kathy hear you say that, or you’ll be in some kind of hurt. Come here.

    (whispering)

    Call him the Big Tilde, and everything’s cool, OK?

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:41 am

  247. Mike, you caught me. It was John Goodman I was thinking of. I don’t know who Dan Goodman is, either. His name seems close to an anagram for god damn, though.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:45 am

  248. If you look at a high resolution map you can see a couple of very small areas where there are very small gaps between where one time zone ends and the next begins. I live in one of those gaps. So here it’s 5 after or 10 till or whatever but there isnt any specific hour.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:47 am

  249. “You really ARE gullible.”

    Not so gullible that I’m going to fall for “inside the park home run.” That’s not even a real baseball play. You just made it up. Big silly.

    I missed your Goodman post at first. But yeah, I thought of the Roseanne guy right away, after ruling out Steve Goodman the late folk singer.

    OK, brothers in arms, I’ve got to drop out soon, or I’m going to sleep through tomorrows game.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:53 am

  250. Mike, thanks for relating the info on the Cabrera play at 1B. Rod Allen’s comment does make a lot of sense. I wouldn’t have thought of that – it would have been, oh, big dumb Miggy.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:57 am

  251. “I live in one of those gaps.”

    Me, too. Here it’s always 25 or 6 to 4. But there’s no AM or PM. Kinda creepy. Glad I’m moving.

    by Sean C. in Illinois on Jun 22, 2008 at 5:00 am

  252. yes, Hair Cannon is original, I thought of it while I was waiting for the lame MLB.tv to finish “buffering” so I could see if they nailed Squealing Khalil…it looks good at first glance, but at 2nd glance one starts to envision devices that fire dust-bunny payloads across the bow and whatnot.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 5:14 am

  253. Also I’m not really worried about Kathy or Kathilde or whatever her name is; I’m sure she’s one of those time zone dwellers that always sleeps during the same period of time every day, and thus easily evaded.

    by Coleman on Jun 22, 2008 at 5:19 am

  254. 4:05 start time today! Sweet.

    by Dave BW on Jun 22, 2008 at 6:47 am

  255. It’s Kathy, Sean. I was a little upset with Maggs earlier in the game for not getting to some of those balls hit in the OF. He’ll either make a basket catch or let it plunk in front of him, but the Big Tilde redeemed himself with that spectacular throw to homeplate.

    by Kathy on Jun 22, 2008 at 10:52 am

  256. Oops. That was meant for Coleman. Coleman, whatever time zone the Tigers are playing in, this ‘ol girl is wide awake and watching. No set bedtimes for me.

    by Kathy on Jun 22, 2008 at 11:04 am

  257. I wonder if Coleman, Ken, Adam, Sean, and Mike R. have blog-overs this morning.

    by T Smith on Jun 22, 2008 at 11:05 am

  258. The Big Tilde is Maggs acceptable nickname.

    There are a few other nicknames I now need to look up. You miss two late night threads and you’re totally out of the loop.

    by tiff on Jun 22, 2008 at 11:20 am

  259. On that play that everyone says that Cabrera messed up, well I think Polanco should of had a no brainer easy force out at 2nd base. When Polance fielded the ball the runner was right in front of him, he could almost of tagged him out!

    by Chief Monday on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:15 pm

  260. Mike R, You predicted that loss in SF. There was no way the team was going to sweep. If the Tigers win today, I hope you take a break. We’re going to need you in August (remember last year) and definitely in late Sept. Try to get into town for a shave and haircut, maybe lunch at Applebee’s, take out a book from the library, just relax.

    by ron on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm

  261. T. Smith,

    My blog-over from last night’s blog-bender is something fierce. I barely even remember what I said though so I must have been blogged-out. I usually go with the “hair of the dog” theory as a cure for the blog-over. The only thing that will make you feel better is if you just pull up your pants and start blogging again. Banging my head against the computuer screen 9 to 10 times sure didn’t work.

    by Ken from Cincinnati on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm

  262. Never question an umpire’s call. Tsk,tsk.

    by ron on Jun 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm

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