Todd Jones Notes

Todd Jones made his official retirement announcement today. While the news broke yesterday, it was obscured by the long overdue Matt Millen firing. Today, we have some notes and links of interest:

Jason Beck covered the presser today, and it sounds like Jones got emotional, as he’s prone to doing. For all the complaints around the Tigers about effort, heart, pride, loyalty, etc. they were elements that could never be questioned with Jonesy. If you so desire, you can check out the presser for yourself.

The Tigers will honor Jones with a pregame ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony will take place at 6:50, so if you’re heading down try and get in a few minutes early and cheer Todd on. I’m a little bummed because I’m going to 2 of the 3 games this weekend and I’m missing that one.

Jones is going to be a big part of FSN’s telecast on Friday night. Jones will be on the Tigers Live Pregame show, and the whole show will be a Jones retrospective. It will take place in the Big Cat Court. He’ll also spend an extended stint in the booth with Rod and Mario.

On a slightly humorous note, the American Mustache Institute takes a look at the 2 Detroit mustache’s that stepped aside yesterday.


  1. rings

    September 26, 2008 at 10:52 am

    We need to start a movement to put Jones in the radio booth next to Dickerson! He’d be a great color man.

    Let Price wander off to be a good will ambassador.

  2. Steve

    September 26, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I agree, Jones in the booth would be good in the booth.

  3. Tbone

    September 26, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    I’ll be at Saturday’s game cheering Jonesy on!

  4. rings

    September 26, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Did you hear Jonesy at the presser? “As reported… well, by me in the Sporting News. I am retiring as of Sunday.”

    He was on Stoney and Wojo too and was pretty funny. First thing he said was “I hope you’re happy. You two cost Matt Millen his job. Aside from his 28% winning percentage, it was all you two with your Millen March and Fire Millen.”

    Fire Jim Price! Call the bullpen! Bring on Jonesy!

  5. jud

    September 26, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Hey Jonsesy thanks for a great use of whatever talent you had…no one could have done it better….you did it your way..and succeeded…we thank you for everything you contributed to the Tigers and to baseball