1. Detroit Tigers Firing of Pitching Coach Rick Knapp a Move Worth Trying

    When Curtis Granderson was in Detroit flailing away futilely as a Tiger against left-handed pitchers, the cries for the head of batting coach Lloyd McClendon were aplenty...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 463 reads 2 comments

  2. Chris Osgood: Detroit Red Wings Goalie Unlikely to Go Gently into Retirement

    If Red Wings GM Kenny Holland were afforded the luxury of managing his roster strictly by heart and by emotion, there’s no question that Chris Osgood would be the team’s backup goaltender for 2011-12 until proven otherwise...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 1,769 reads 24 comments

  3. Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last week: 3-4 This week: at LAA (7/4-6); at KC (7/7-10) So, What Happened? Hurricane New York Mets blew through Comerica Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, after the ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 543 reads 0 comments

  4. Mark Howe: Proof That Mr. Hockey's Genes Were Pretty Strong, After All

    Mark Howe and Jesus Christ have a lot in common; they’re both sons of gods who did pretty well in carrying on the family tradition...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 724 reads 2 comments

  5. Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers Proving April Fools Were Wrong

    Now I know why they call April 1, April Fool’s Day. For that was the date, after just one game had been played in the 2011 season, that sports talk radio was lit up with ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 483 reads 3 comments

  6. Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last week: 3-3 This week: TOR (6/27); NYM (6/28-30); SF (7/1-3) So What Happened? First, MMM apologizes for the brevity of this week’s edition, as real life reared its head today...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 391 reads 4 comments

  7. Detroit Tigers: Retiring Sparky Anderson's Number Nice, but Late

    Posthumously is an empty word, full of regret. It’s a parade rained on; a celebration muted. Someone’s being honored in death, and so often the death wasn’t too long prior to the honoring...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 1,794 reads 7 comments

  8. Jim Riggleman: Washington Nationals Manager's Power Play Selfish and Shameful

    Excuse me, but who does Jim Riggleman think he is? I mean, besides a career-long loser in the dugout who decided to use an 11-1 stretch to blackmail his employer? Riggleman ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 727 reads 8 comments

  9. 5 Ways Nick Lidstrom's Return Helps the Detroit Red Wings

    Red Wings fans, you can put the rabbits' feet away. The prayer beads helped. The chanting can stop---at least for one more year. Uncross your fingers. Nick Lidstrom is coming back for another "kick at the can...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 1,751 reads 7 comments

  10. Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last week: 4-3 This week: at LAD (6/20-22); ARZ (6/24-26) So, What Happened? The Detroit Tigers tied the Cleveland Indians for first place, took first for themselves, ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 448 reads 3 comments

  11. Detroit Pistons: Next Coach Will Be a Yawner, but Doesn't Have to Be

    For the third time in the past four summers, the Detroit Pistons' Joe Dumars is looking for a new basketball coach. It’s a search that is becoming so frequent in its repetitiveness, you don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or yawn...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 1,305 reads 11 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers: 2011 Season Has Familiar Feel; 2nd Half Collapse Coming?

    Bill Murray has nothing on me. I’m living Groundhog Day every bit as much as he did in that movie of the same name...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 1,126 reads 22 comments

  13. Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last week: 4-3 This week: TB (June 13); CLE (June 14-16); at COL (June 17-19) So, What Happened? First, MMM wants to say that the next time the Tigers see Miguel Olivo and Justin Smoak, it will be too soon...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 498 reads 5 comments

  14. 2011 NBA Finals: LeBron James Again Shrinks from Spotlight

    Nearly a year after we had The Decision, we need to have The Incision. How else are we going to find out if LeBron James has heart? Or guts? Or brains? Those things certainly ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 6,897 reads 109 comments

  15. Detroit Tigers: Ryan Raburn's Awful Performance Should Earn Him a Pink Slip

    I come to bury Ryan Raburn, not to praise him. May as well get that out of the way, forthwith, because I don’t want you under any illusions here. Those who are here to read a balanced, Devil’s advocate piece about Mr...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 3,511 reads 16 comments

  16. Freelancing Abounds When It Comes to Baseball Scorekeeping

    Well, here’s what you’re up against when you set out to explain baseball scorekeeping to someone who’s never done it before: “K” stands for “struck...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 363 reads 1 comments

  17. Jim Northrup: Detroit Tiger Forever Haunted by Curt Flood's Stumble

    Jim Northrup was sitting across from me, and I was glad that his anger wasn't directed toward me. And he was angry, no question about it...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 1,401 reads 7 comments

  18. Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last week: 5-1 This week: at Tex (6/6-8); SEA (6/9-12) So, What Happened? The Tigers ran into two teams that they’ve owned lately, that’s what happened...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 673 reads 4 comments

  19. Detroit Pistons: Is Tom Gores Astute or a Fool for Buying Them?

    Bill Davidson was a graduate of that old school you keep hearing about. Whatever it was, that’s where Davidson learned about business...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 1,347 reads 1 comments

  20. Ohio State University Football: Downfall of Jim Tressel Good, but Solves Nothing

    Ding dong, the warlock is dead. One down; how many to go? The demise of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is a blow struck—a blow struck for honesty, decency, ethics and playing the straight and narrow...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 652 reads 7 comments

  21. Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last week: 3-3 This week: MIN (5/30-6/1); at CWS (6/3-5) So, What Happened? MMM looks at last week’s record, sees 3-3 and shakes his head, because it didn’t “feel” like a ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 382 reads 10 comments

  22. Top 5 Possible Replacements for Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland

    Folks who've been reading me lately know how frustrated I've been with Tigers manager Jim Leyland , who is in the last year of his contract...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 6,183 reads 11 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers: Braintrust of Dave Dombrowski and Jim Leyland Grasping at Straws

    Imagine going to a magic show and the beautiful girl gets turned into a witch with a mole on her nose. That’s what happened in Tigertown yesterday, when GM Dave Dombrowski ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 798 reads 4 comments

  24. Memorial Day 2011: 5 Great Sports Things That Aren't Coming Back

    It’s Memorial Day weekend—a time to reflect on those who’ve served our country and to honor their memories of lives lost on the field of battle. And to grill sausage, of course...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 3,323 reads 10 comments

  25. Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland's Superiority Complex Is Baffling

    Jim Leyland , in case you haven’t heard, is a rocket scientist. He presides over a job so sophisticated, so complicated, that it defies the understanding of those who aren’t rocket scientists...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 3 years ago 2,071 reads 29 comments