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2012 Season

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A Public Apology to Jim Leyland

23.10.2012 23 comments

I was wrong (again…so I think). On September 27th, prior to game 156, I posted that this would likely be Leyland’s last regular season game in Detroit. Now I’m certain he’ll be here next April. As intolerable as Leyland’s idiosyncrasies, tendancies and hunches are, it is these same foibles that have him in his 2nd WS […]

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Waiting In The World Series On-Deck Circle

21.10.2012 17 comments

Just a few thoughts while we wait patiently to see if Detroit will have a World Series rematch with St. Louis, or if the Tigers will take on the Giants. Regardless of who the other half of the World Series matchup is, Detroit will begin the series Wednesday on the road. The blame for that […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.9: Yankees at Tigers

17.10.2012 70 comments

ALCS, Tigers 3, Yankees 0. One more ho hum brilliant Justin Verlander performance, and the Tigers have the champagne on ice ready to celebrate their 2nd world series appearance in the Leyland/Dombrowski era, and at home again. Not that there aren’t plans to keep the bubbly for another day if necessary: with CC Sabathia on […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.8: Yankees at Tigers

16.10.2012 54 comments

2 more to the WS, 6 more to a championship. How’s everyone doing out there? Feeling pretty good? I sure am. I don’t think I can get enough of the MLB Network these days, though Dan Pleasac breaking down Paws’ YMCA dance did seem like they had run out of things to discuss. Game 3 […]

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Playoff Off Day

15.10.2012 10 comments

A few notes for today: – A Tigers starter hasn’t allowed a run in 4 games. ESPN’s Christina Kahrl wonders how quickly the Tigers pitching can dispatch the Yankees. – Joe Girardi went on and on about instant replay after the loss. Jim Caple of ESPN says the Yankees need to stop whining, and reminds […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.7: Tigers at Yankees

14.10.2012 60 comments

ALCS, Tigers 1, Yankees 0. Well, that was certainly exhausting, and it seems so soon to pick it up and do it all over again.  And I’m just speaking of the fans; imagine how draining that was for the participants. Well, the big topic of last night’s game among many, is the potato in the […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.6: Tigers at Yankees

13.10.2012 185 comments

4 wins away from the WS. 8 wins away from a championship. A few weeks ago, I asked everyone how far would the Tigers have to advance in the playoffs for you to want to bring Leyland back? I said I’d be happy if he went deep into the ALCS, and it looks like there’s […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.5: Tigers at A’s

11.10.2012 95 comments

Well, relaxing didn’t seem to help. Sure, Max Scherzer seemed relaxed and efficient, keeping the A’s to 4 base runners and no earned runs through 5 1/3, while striking out 8. Unfortunately the bats were a bit relaxed as well, as the Tigers only managed to score 3 runs despite 10 hits, and although Fielder […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.4: Tigers at A’s

10.10.2012 60 comments

Relax, don’t worry.  That’s the message Jim Leyland has for the Tigers and Tiger faithful after the A’s shut out Detroit 2-0 on Tuesday night to stay alive in the ALDS. Anibal Sanchez and the Tiger bullpen were up to the task, but the Tigers are still waiting for their offense to be unleashed, a […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.3: Tigers at A’s

09.10.2012 13 comments

The Tigers swept the home series with the A’s and now have 3 tries to finish the job in Oakland. John Lowe gives 3 reasons why we shouldn’t assume a Tiger series win: The Tigers haven’t really hit the A’s well yet Joaquin Benoit Home field advantage–the A’s just swept 3 must-win games there against Texas […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.2: A’s at Tigers

07.10.2012 56 comments

1-0, 2 games left to win in the series. Prior to last night, JV was 0-2 with a 9 ERA in 3 previous game 1 playoff starts.  After Coco Crisp lined the 4th pitch of the game into the RF bleachers, on a 1-2 count no less, it looked like more of the same. But […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.1: A’s at Tigers

06.10.2012 21 comments

It was a long road, and never easy, but the Tigers did it, and the playoffs are here! Let baseball’s second season begin! Because of the peculiarities of this season’s scheduling, even though Detroit is the away team, they get the first two games of the best of five series at home, beginning with Justin […]

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