Red Sox 6, Tigers 4: It’s still early, but maybe it’s not

To calm the nerves a little bit, I could tell you there’s almost 70-percent of the season left and that the Tigers were only a half game better off this time a year ago before turning it on; that’d be the truth. But for the first time this season, I’m a teensy-weensy bit concerned. 

Doug Fister to Disabled List, LHP Casey Crosby Called Up to Start Friday vs. Yankees

If losing two games in a row with their best pitchers on the mound wasn’t enough, the Tigers took a swift kick to the groin when it was announced that Doug Fister is headed back to the disabled list. This time his injury is being called a “left side strain,” but it is likely a […]


If You Think Ryan Raburn Has Been Demoted Because of His Offensive Struggles Before, Think Again

A few people mentioned that with Ryan Raburn’s demotion down to Toledo, the expectation is that he will dominate Triple-A pitching, just as he did the last three times he was demoted so he could get his bat right. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The assumption that he was demoted in 2010, 2009, […]

Public Enemy Number One Arrested: Ryan Raburn Optioned to Toledo

They moved the deck chairs on the Titanic as well. Hopefully, in this case, they fix this broken one in time for the Red Cross to show up and save everyone. Manager Jim Leyland told the media, via Fox Sports Detroit’s broadcast: “You have to understand this is not a punishment. We have to try […]

Red Sox 6, Tigers 3: Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera Struggle, and That’s Rare

I mentioned after the jump of the post-game graph that it’s rare to see Justin Verlander AND Miguel Cabrera, bona fide superstars, struggle in the same game. Verlander gave up five earned runs on 10 hits in six innings (the first time he’s given up 10 hits since September 2, 2010) and Cabrera left six […]

Public Enemy Number One: Ryan Raburn and the reality that comes with batting .146/.209/.211

Public Enemy Number One: Ryan Raburn and the reality that comes with batting .146/.209/.211

We’re sitting here on the couch, you and me. We’re talking baseball. Baseball, we agree, is a great sport that is filled with controversy and drama and the human element. It’s good and it’s bad at times. Fans shouldn’t just appreciate the team and shut up. This sport is a passion for millions of people. […]

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