Today is Leap Day, I don’t really know if that means anything other than a meme people in social media can exploit on and endless loop throughout the day and thoroughly annoy us all. I do wonder if people who are born on these rare February 29th’s celebrate their birthday’s on the 28th or 1st [...]
We at Walkoff Woodward are proud to say we actually have designed the Miguel Cabrera “¿Si or No? Si, Motherf#$@&*!” T-shirts that we promised you last week. What’s even better is that we actually can sell them to you. Thanks to the folks (Doug and Ed) over at Alternative Hero, a local Detroit company, the [...]
The first real heat of the year has enveloped the Florida Key’s like a musky blanket. I’m not sure if I like it or not, but I guess that’s to be expected when you’re dealing with Florida. Still it’s February, granted late February, and I guess there’s a reason so many teams start Spring Training [...]
While most expressed hope that Joel Zumaya would remain injury free in 2012, there were a number that wanted him to fail, to rest in piece in his Minnesota grave. The only team that could have made Tigers Nation more annoyed at Joel Zumaya would be if he had signed with the Chicago White Sox. [...]
Have no fear, the t-shirts are in the process of being made. Obviously, I hit my comment requirement, and quite easily at that. I’m currently in the process of talking to a couple different t-shirt companies, three in fact, and I’ll try to hammer out a deal this week.
The always excellent Jason Beck of MLB.com posted quotes from Brandon Inge’s six minute interview with reporters today.
I feel like this is going to become a daily ritual. I can’t control my instinct to blog interesting stories even though I’m supposed to be working any more than I can control my ability to refrain from eating Peanut Butter M&M’s.
Yesterday, I looked at Justin Verlander and his year by year breakdown of non-quality starts; games he pitched in where he gave up four earned runs or more. Traditionally, a “quality start” happens when a pitcher goes at least six innings and gives up three earned runs or less. By contrast a “non-quality start” is [...]
Our goal here is not to break news or write about gossip… wait, what …anyway, I couldn’t resist noting this story from Hardball Talk (via Tom Gage of the Detroit News). Tony LaRussa in Tigers camp. Said his two goals are to get Leyland “to eat tofu and stop smoking.” To which Leyland replied: “I [...]
Justin Verlander isn’t exactly the center of attention these days. That national scrutiny goes to Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera thanks to the controversy that goes along with a nine year contract and an all-star switching positions. Perhaps that’s a good thing for the reining A.L. Cy Young and MVP winner. Verlander came into 2011 [...]
As spring training finally gets underway, the Tigers find themselves with an Opening Day roster that’s mostly set. There’s been a lot of coverage on the competition for fifth starter, second baseman, and fourth outfielder (or starting left fielder, if you believe that Delmon Young will get most of the playing time at DH). Dave [...]