Thanks, Twins, For Baddoo-ing Us A Solid!

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!

Tigers World Series: Game 3

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

Tigers World Series: Game 2

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

Rosin D’être: An Evolutionary Fandom

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