In today's world, everyone can't wait to get their hands on the new thing. That's why people pitch tents and wait days to be the first one setting up the new iPhone. It's why movie-goers fill up on caffeine and head out to see the midnight premier of the new blockbuster.
That fresh feeling, however, can even leak on to the ball diamond when brand new talent is headed to the big leagues. Drew Smyly was that new "thing" people couldn't wait to see in action, and boy did he give people something to look at.
Starting off the game just about as bad as you could to finishing with a lone run on the score board, Smyly put baseball fans on quite the roller coaster. Watching him take down the Tampa Bay Rays' lineup gave the Tigers' faithful five notables to look at for the rest of his debut season.