I was never a fan of the decision to give Al Avila the Tigers’ GM/President of Baseball Operations job. Sure, I understood it as a stop-gap solution to finish out the season after they canned Dave Dombrowski. I was happy with that move, but I knew Avila wouldn’t bring the Tigers into the 21C –…… Continue reading The Tigers Got A Brand New Man
Last December, the Tigers picked up Akil Baddoo, a lefty outfielder, from the Twinkies in the Rule 5 Draft. Detroit had like 20 unserviceable outfielders, so why not tuck a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra under the tree for Christmas? Baddoo debuted Sunday. On the very first pitch he saw in the majors, he hit a…… Continue reading Thanks, Twins, For Baddoo-ing Us A Solid!
This one goes to 11!
Playoff baseball has become the one thing that will overcome all our divisions as Americans. Today, the President (ptoo, ptoo) threatened to attend Game 5, if the Series comes to that. I think we all just became Nats fans. Join me in making offerings to Jobu that Sanchez has a perfect game.* However your people…… Continue reading Tigers World Series: Game 3
Last night, the Series kicked off with Mad Max, so tonight we go beyond the Thunderdome. White Justin Upton aims to cleanse the current Astros news cycle and replace it with his veterany goodness. Will the Astros even the score? Will they continue to put the ass in Astros thanks to a bro-y front office…… Continue reading Tigers World Series: Game 2
What if I told you the Tiger’s aces found a way around our shitty bullpen and are playing October baseball? Scoff not! The World Series kicks off tonight, and at the end, a (former) Tiger will emerge as champion. It’s the closest Tigers fans are going to get to WS win before I get my…… Continue reading Tigers World Series: Game 1
Please, sir, may I have another?
Guess who’s wack, wack again…
Why have you forsaken me?
Baseball is tribalism. People used to organize around city-states (which we still do) and, later, ethnicities or work associations, but nothing is bigger today than the tribes of sports fandom. The Founders were Masons; we are Best Fans (or Cheeseheads or 12th Men). The Puritans helped shape our culture with their starched collars and prim…… Continue reading Rosin D’être: An Evolutionary Fandom
Hey, girl. Let me show you my statistics.