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!
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Forget about the silly World Series. I have Management News!
Well it’s been awhile since we’ve had a really good brawl, and today’s would seem to qualify. In a game that otherwise didn’t have much playoff implication, suddenly the effects will be far reaching as several players have been ejected, including Miguel Cabrera for a series of altercations that occurred in today’s game. It all…… Continue reading Punches Thrown In Yankees/Detroit Game
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
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The umps need to settle in.
How young is too young?
Honey, hold my hair.
Tigers manager “Beautiful” Brad Ausmus was suspended 1 game for his….colorful ejection Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins. Asumus’ tirade was memorable for several reasons, including his removal of his sweatshirt and subsequent placement over home plate, but also because a television feed was a little late in cutting out the audio and captured Ausmus’…… Continue reading Brad Ausmus Suspended 1 Game For Tirade
Some people say that Justin Upton is a good ball player. Those people would be correct. They also may be understating it a little bit. Upton absolutely demolished a baseball yesterday hitting it 451 feet to dead center field off of Pirates starter Juan Nicasio. Won’t someone think of the poor camera operators? He nearly…… Continue reading Justin Upton Attempted To Murder A Camera Operator Yesterday
Just in case you may have forgotten over the long winder break, Giancarlo Stanton can mash. The Marlins, who are not expected to be very competitive this year have at least one very bright spot on their roster. http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/16285926/v574508083 At the time it was the bottom of the 6th, there was 1 man on,…… Continue reading Your Annual Reminder That Giancarlo Stanton Can Hit Ball Good