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Former Tigers

Sean Casey inspires Terrell Owens

03.02.2008 4 comments

Former Tigers first baseman Sean Casey reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox and will be the primary back-up at first base. Curt Schilling is pretty excited about the move citing Casey’s nice guy/solid teammate reputation. But Schilling goes a step further and relates a story about Sean Casey and a Sharpie. Each year […]

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Take this Hall of Fame voters

15.01.2008 6 comments

Sure, Ozzie Smith can do back-flips and Cal Ripken had some kind of streak or something, and Ryne Sandberg might have been on WGN. But have any of them ever been on Magnum PI? Yeah, I didn’t think so… Ed Note: This isn’t turning into a YouTube blog, merely coincidence with the back-to-back days. We’ll […]

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First base irony

02.10.2007 15 comments

At the start of the 2006 season the Tigers had a log jam at first base with Dmitri Young, Carlos Pena, and Chris Shelton set to man that position and DH. Pena was jettisoned in the spring, while Dmitri Young battled legal and substance abuse problems spending a chunk of the season on the DL […]

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The life and times of Trixie

11.03.2007 3 comments

There is a lengthy and very interesting interview with Dick Tracewski in the Scranton Time-Tribune. You may remember Tracewski as a coach during on those Tiger teams from the 80′s and early 90′s. He actually spent 25 years coaching in the Tigers organization following a 7 year playing career with the Dodgers and Tigers. Over […]

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Interview: Tigers TV color commentator Rod Allen

26.02.2007 21 comments

Rod Allen has had a very varied 30 year career in professional baseball. His current gig is as the color commentator for Tigers broadcasts on FSN alongside Mario Impemba. The 2007 season will mark Allen’s 5th season in Detroit. While he, along with pretty much everyone associated with the Detroit Tigers, toiled in relative obscurity […]

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Baby it’s cold outside – Tigers 2007 Spring Training round-up

19.02.2007 2 comments

This is what a month old ice sculpture looks like I was getting jealous of all the reporters and photographers down there in Lakeland taking in baseball and sun and palm trees. So I did the best I could and went to Comerica Park today to take pictures of ice sculptures…Leftover from Tigerfest…Which was a […]

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Spring Training 2007 Day 1 wrap-up

16.02.2007 10 comments

PFP The first day of spring training every year brings pitchers fielding practice. Today was no different, except for the fact that there were 50 media assembled to see if the Tigers pitchers could throw the ball to third base. Now let’s move on. credit: Roger DeWitt They wear many hats That section headline reminds […]

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Tigers Miscellaney

25.01.2007 6 comments

This, that, and the other… The big news in baseball is the impending exclusive deal for the Extra Innings package with DirecTV. Here is a roundup of what some columnists are saying. Living in Southeast Michigan this isn’t a big deal to me. But with the Tigers surge in popularity I’m sure there are many […]

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Tuesday Linking

23.01.2007 6 comments

Short and sweet… Sam swung by Tiger Stadium and as usual performed photographic wonder-ness. Bryan Smith has his top 75 prospect list up. Cameron Maybin is at #8 and Andrew Miller #12. Interesting article in the Washington Post on Nook Logan. Logan talks about the difficulties of losing his starting gig in Detroit. Brian and […]

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Midweek Linking

09.01.2007 1 comment

Jason Beck blogs that the Tigers are about to announce their new radio deal with WXYT and WKRK. Dan Dickerson and Jim Price will be returning. Beck also notes that Jason Johnson will be playing in Japan in 2007. John Sickels Yankees prospect list has Humberto Sanchez at #3 and Kevin Whelan at #12. Baseball […]

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Quick Links

27.12.2006 13 comments

The New York Times takes a look at the Ilitch’s team and casino owernship. My interview on the Daily Fungo Podcast is up. I listened to it, and it seems clear that I’m much more comfortable talking about the Tigers then myself. The um’s, and so’s seemed to go away as we went on. Also […]

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Opening Day Eve Link-up

02.04.2006 1 comment

Okay, so it isn’t opening day eve if you’re a White Sox or Indians fan. But we’ll look past that little fact for now… The Bird Detroit Tiger Tales is hopping on the diary theme. This one takes a look at Mark “the Bird” Fidrych’s magical 1976 season. Here’s the first paragraph of the first […]

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