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Talking Baseball

03.02.2012 2 comments

DTW was approached recently with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift…(for you, not her). Ed Randall is a long time Yankees (booooooo) sportswriter and reporter.  He writes a popular baseball blog called Talking Baseball.  During his time he’s interviewed a bevy of baseball personalities, including quite a few Tigers (yaaaaaaaaaaay).  Recently, he put his interviews onto […]

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Whitecaps Interviews

04.09.2011 7 comments

For those unfamiliar with the Midwest League playoff race, the Whitecaps are neck and neck with Fort Wayne for the final playoff spot in the league. West Michigan and Fort Wayne shared an equal second-half record going into play on Saturday. That meant that the two teams squared off for a dramatic three-game series with […]

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That's Amber Grand

Get to know…Amber Grand

15.09.2009 10 comments

The Tigers are 6-1 this year when Amber Grand sings the National Anthem. Get to know the Tigers good luck charm.

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Get to know James Robbins

27.08.2009 1 comment

On the deadline to sign this year’s draft picks, the Tigers got a lot of attention for signing Jacob Turner, Andrew Oliver, and Daniel Fields. That same day they also inked their 30th round pick, lefty hitting first baseman James Robbins from Shorecrest High School in Washington. The signing flew a little under the radar, but Robbins is the first of the 4 to see game action and he homered in his first 2 games for the GCL Tigers and his pro career is off to a great start. Robbins was kind enough to answer some questions for DTW.

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Get to know Adam Wilk

14.08.2009 5 comments

Adam Wilk was Detroit’s 11th round pick from the 2009 draft. The left handed junior from Long Beach State was assigned to Oneonta where he fanned 34 and walked 5 in 37.1 innings spanning 7 starts. When Mauricio Robles was traded Wilk was part of the domino of promotions and he was bumped to West Michigan where he hasn’t missed a beat posting the same gaudy peripherals in his first 3 starts for the Whitecaps. Wilk was kind enough to answer some questions for DTW.

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Cue the Duck!

My night with Fox Sports Detroit – continued

15.07.2009 5 comments

It is about 3 minutes before the the 7 p.m. start of the broadcast and producer Mark Iacofano is soaking up a little bit of fresh air. His chair in the truck is occupied by Chris Wasielewski who is wrapping up the Tigers Live pregame show.

As soon as the clock hits 7:00 the opening title sequence that was prepared 2 hours earlier hits the monitors.

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Talking injuries with Will Carroll

26.03.2008 4 comments

Will Carroll is a sports injury guru. He’s been writing the Under The Knife column for Baseball Prospectus for many years, and also compiles the annual Team Health Reports for BP as well. Carroll also authored Saving the Pitcher, a detailed look at pitching injuries, the primary factors for injuries, and strategies to prevent them. […]

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Talking Tigers prospects with Jonathan Mayo

16.01.2008 8 comments

Mayo was kind enough to answer some questions about the now-depleted Tigers farm system as well as a look forward to the 2008 draft.

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Interviewing Curtis Granderson

09.01.2008 31 comments

Curtis Granderson had a heck of a 2007. He made baseball history accumulating 20 doubles, triples, homers, and stolen bases and becoming one of only 5 players to ever accomplish the feat. He had what was rated in many circles the defensive play of the year when he reached over the left-center field wall to pull back a Wily Mo Pena homer. He was a television analyst for two networks during the post-season. When all his work was done he served as an MLB ambassador in South Africa. Now he’s getting ready for the First Annual Curtis Granderson Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit the Grand Kids Foundation. Given his whirlwind tour I’m very appreciative that Granderson would take the time for an email interview with the Detroit Tigers Weblog.

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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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Catching up with Dan Dickerson

26.01.2007 4 comments

Detroit Tigers play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his much-shorter-than-normal offseason to chat with me. We discussed 2006, the Magglio Ordonez call, and the outlook for 2007. DTW: 2006 was a special season for everyone involved with or rooting for the Detroit Tigers. Was the season more […]

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Interviewing Dan Dickerson – Part 2

04.12.2005 9 comments

Continuing the interview with Tiger play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson. Part 1 DTW: How much research are you doing before each game and where are you finding your information? DD: I love to get my hands on as much information as I can. At heart I’m probably just a complete stathead. I think that’s probably one […]

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