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2013 Season

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Game 2013.Playoffs 6: Tigers at Red Sox

12.10.2013 140 comments

(credit to Detroit News for the image. Note to Detroit News – we’re not making any money off of this. Still, if you want us to take it down, just post here and we will) 3-2, 8 more to go. Look, I’m happy to be here. I am. It’s better than the alternative. But champagne […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 5: Tigers at A’s

09.10.2013 158 comments

This falls to me, of all people? I’ve lost four in a row. I’ve been no-hit by the Miami Marlins. Lately, I seem to have inherited Justin “The Better I Pitch, The Less My Team Scores” Verlander from Kevin. My insight and wit have been hampered by an adverbial strain and more recently hobbled with […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 4: A’s at Tigers

08.10.2013 88 comments

Well, here we are facing elimination, which is never a pleasant thing. The series so far has been a bit dispiriting, which is why I am muttering to myself and throwing the F-bomb around to keep myself pumped up while I type this. And what the $%*! are you looking at? This isn’t supposed to […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 3: Athletics at Tigers

07.10.2013 64 comments

1-1, 10 games to go. Relax. Take a deep breath. The Tigers own home field advantage for the rest of the ALDS. Yes, the hitting is a concern. Dare I say a grave one. But offense can be restored as quickly as it was lost, and this offense is simply too good to disappear forever. As KW […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 2: Tigers at A’s

05.10.2013 155 comments

This new season is off to a great start. For the “bad guys,” 27 outs and 16 of them strikeouts. 2 runs, and you can practically write off one of them. 3 hits, 6 baserunners. This, for the good guys, against an Oakland team that has pretty much demolished everything in its path since they […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 1: Tigers at A’s

04.10.2013 100 comments

After 162 games and 162 game posts and after how many countless ups and downs, here are the Tigers right where we expected them to be from the first “Play Ball!” on the chilly April Fool’s Day that began the season: right where they were last season, beginning play in the ALDS against Oakland, representing […]

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News and Notes: Playoff Off Day (for us)

02.10.2013 38 comments

Props to the Pirates. Good luck in the playoffs. I’m really looking forward to tonight’s Cle/Tampa game. I’m going to pull for Cle. A few interesting tidbits from the WSJ last week: – According to Baseball Info Solutions there have been more than 7,800 “defensive shifts” in 2013, up from 4,500 in 2012. – The […]

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Game 2013.162: Tigers at Marlins

28.09.2013 55 comments

93-68, AL Central Division Champs. Woo-hoo.  Seems like only yesterday it was a chilly Opening Day in Minneapolis with Verlander on the hill for Game 1 and Coleman on the game post mound… Last night: Marlins 2, Tigers 1 (10). Four innings of shutout ball is a tall order for any bullpen. It almost happened, […]

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Game 2013.161: Tigers at Marlins

28.09.2013 18 comments

93-67, AL Central champs. No chance at #2 seed in AL playoffs, possibility of facing Boston rather than Oakland in the ALDS. Pick your poison, Tigers are decided underdogs either way, but Detroit is 8-20 against the Red Sox at Fenway under Jim Leyland. That’s right. Last night: Miami 3, Detroit 2. OK, it was […]

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Game 2013.160: Tigers at Marlins

26.09.2013 38 comments

93-66, 2013 AL Central Division Champions. No small sigh of relief there. Wednesday, the Tigers clinched with a gutsy 1-0 win over the Twins. Couldn’t watch (I was sick, still am), but I’ll catch up with it after the postseason, no doubt. Must have been the nail-biter of the season. They really had us going […]

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Game 2013.159: Tigers at Twins

25.09.2013 102 comments

92-66, 1. Since this won’t be my last post this season, I won’t feel bad about a short one on a busy day. You know that a win tonight, or a Cle loss, will clinch a third straight division title. That’s the first time since…ever. They did win three straight pennants from 1907-1909, but they have […]

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Game 2013.158: Tigers at Twins

24.09.2013 70 comments

91 – 66, 2. Not much to like about yesterday’s game. Even though JV went 6 with 0 ER and 12 Ks, he walked 3 and got in enough trouble to not pitch into the 7th. I don’t have the numbers in front of me, but I’m certain that the bullpen has pitched significantly more […]

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