Game 2010.162: Tigers at Orioles

If the weather has not already changed outside your window, summer is officially over.  The Boys wrap up the season looking to end up perfectly even – a .500 club.  That would be a fitting end for the season.

My plan is to take a few weeks off through the playoffs, and then start posting for the off-season in a month or so.  If you guys would like to have a few threads to discuss the playoffs, I’m happy to post them.

Lots to talk about this off-season, though the Inge discussion may be shorter than we’d like…

I would also like to get more input from you guys on topics, as well as solicit some help.  I’ll close out the season in a few days.  Just trying to enjoy the end of the summer.


  1. Mr. X

    October 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    attaboy Inge! Nice way to end the season. Now the best part the season begins, the post-season. At least we can still root for Granderson.

  2. stephen

    October 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Yes, Inge sure knows how to finish a season! Inge’s second half batting avg 2007-2010…

    • Mr. X

      October 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      Maybe you missed it, but he made a spectacular diving catch to end the game.

      • Mr. X

        October 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm

        and to end this craptacular season. I’m just glad it’s over for the Tigers. Maybe now the healing can begin and hopefully we make some improvements during the off-season.

        • jud

          October 3, 2010 at 11:21 pm

          and if you also use his last months K’s……….. he is projected to strikeout 10000000000000000000 more times before he’s done

  3. Coleman

    October 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Ah, multi-year for Inge. It looks like stephen’s work is not done. On the bright side, we don’t have as much reason to worry about him retiring from commenting.

    Plus, so far Inge has a HR in each game since he found out he was wanted back. That projects to 324 HRs over the next two seasons.

  4. jud

    October 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Chris thanks for doing the site the past few weeks….we all appreciate it…..

    • jud

      October 3, 2010 at 11:23 pm

      ooops Kevin thanks…..I knew that

    • jud

      October 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm

      oops ! I meant thanks Kevin……I knew that!

  5. Coleman

    October 4, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Actually, Jud, if Inge struck out that many times we would all be the happiest people in the world. Because I don’t care how many LOB you have, if you’ve got a guy batting a few thousand times a game, somebody’s knocking in some runs.

  6. SJC in Detroit

    October 4, 2010 at 8:01 amñez
    We can and will debate all these moves but I’m curious as to why Dombrowski felt a need to announce them, let alone right now.

  7. SJC in Detroit

    October 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Oh, and I forgot too — thanks to Kevin for keeping the site going. Looking forward to whatever off season topics you come up with.

  8. stephen

    October 4, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Here’s my theory: Dombrowski announced he was offering Inge a multi-year deal. He didn’t say for how much. Maybe it will be so low, 2yr $6m, that Inge turns it down in an Inge-like pique.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      October 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Well, would Babe Ruth or Ted Williams take that kind of money?

  9. ouchudied

    October 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Arod claims that the Yankees are ‘david’ in the matchup against the ‘goliath’ twins.

    Is there a bigger tool in the MLB today?

    The answer is no.

  10. kathy

    October 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    The games are a farce with this umpiring. imo.

  11. Coach Jim

    October 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    So now we let the speculation run wild. I think the Tigers will somehow pick up a B+ starter. Think Danny Haren, Ryan Dempster, or Livan Hernandez. They’ll keep Peralta. Finally, they’ll pick up an outfielder, and let Magglio go. He’ll go back to the White Sox and bat .320.