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Postgame 1: Tigers 4, Royals 3

01.04.2014 4 comments

POST OF THE GAME: (You do need to step it up, though, guys and gals. Regular season now. Spring training is over.) Started off with great Opening Day enthusiasm. 90 minutes later I was in a bad mood, and the Tigers hadn’t even relinquished the lead yet. It wasn’t the game. It was the inability […]

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Pregame 1: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

31.03.2014 25 comments

(Read Kevin’s “Realism” first. It’s better, especially when you consider that he wrote it without looking, not even once. I am continually amazed by touch-typists. How do they do it? I’m all hunt and peck.) Here we go! The next “Play Ball!” and the 114th season of Detroit Tigers baseball will commence. The last 29 […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs X: Game Over

20.10.2013 74 comments

ALCS: Boston 4, Detroit 2. Game 6: Boston 5, Detroit 2. Good game. Good series. Good season. No real disgrace in losing your final game to the best team in the American League. 7th inning, bottom half. Detroit up 2-1, somehow. Well, not “somehow.” The lead could have been bigger, maybe, but a big hit […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 11: Tigers at Red Sox

19.10.2013 121 comments

ALCS: Boston 3, Detroit 2. Game 5: Red Sox 4, Tigers 3. Not as close as the score would indicate… or was it? It doesn’t take much to lose a game, and in this instance I’m not talking about late-inning drama. For a game that looked like it was over after 3 innings, the Tigers […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 10: Red Sox at Tigers

17.10.2013 118 comments

First game of a 3-game series. “My favorite pastime is definitely baseball. We have a star-studded team & it’s going to be fun tonight” Thank you Calvin (or is it Johnson?). I couldn’t have said it better myself. It was a small thing really: take one guy from the front of the lineup, move him […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 8: Red Sox at Tigers

14.10.2013 53 comments

ALCS: Detroit 1, Boston 1. ALCS Game 2: Boston 6, Detroit 5. Painful. The loss Sunday night is one game I will not review in its entirety. During the regular season, there was at least one (Toronto 8, Detroit 6) and probably a couple other games I forget where a sizable lead vanished and left […]

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Game 2013. Playoffs 7: Tigers at Red Sox

13.10.2013 139 comments

One down, three to go. That makes it sound a lot easier than it will be. Once the celebrations subsided after last night’s thrilling, nail-biting victory, the questions crept back. Are the Tigers back to their frustrating habit of the all-or-nothing, feast-or-famine offense? It was a classic famine game: a bunch of base runners, most […]

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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 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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