Treanor is out for the season

P1130039Matt Treanor’s Tiger career may have come to a fairly abrupt end. Treanor’s hip spur surgery turned out to be more extensive than originally anticipated and he is likely out for the season. Being on a one year contract, there is a pretty good chance the Tigers won’t re-up which could mean that Treanor ends his Tigers career hitless.

Though Treanor’s days in Tiger-stripes were short, I do have one Treanor story. We were at the game where Rick Porcello was making his first start. Treanor of course caught him that day and was doing his stretching in the outfield. A group of about 15 kids kept yelling for him to throw them a ball. This went on the entire time he was stretching and while he was warming up with Porcello in the outfield.

When it was time for Treanor and Porcello to retreat to the bullpen, Treanor turned around and flipped the ball to my son. This stirred up a ton of “hey, what’re ya doin’” and other complaints.

Treanor looked at them, smiled at them and said, “Not one of you said, please.” And he took off for the pen.


  1. Andre in Chi

    May 3, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    In your faces kids! jk, but shows how being polite goes a long way 😉

  2. Mr. X

    May 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Once again, it’s Dane Sardinha to the rescue.

  3. Coach Jim

    May 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    That’s too bad. We’re really tough on backup catchers. Ask Vance Wilson.

  4. Coleman

    May 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    “in retrospect,” said a Tiger official on condition of anonymity, “we probably should have been on this sooner, once we noticed him walking around with his head tilted severely to the side and his arms twisted around in an unnatural way, it may at least partly explain why he couldn’t get comfortable in the batter’s box…”

  5. Chris in Dallas

    May 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Obligatory Misty May reference in 5…4…3…2…