1. Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander: He'll Be Baseball's First $200 Million Pitcher

    There was Hal Newhouser , Prince Hal, who never got the credit he fully deserved because he had the misfortune of dominating during the so-called “war years,” as if he planned it out that way...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 2,516 reads 4 comments

  2. Baseball Cards: Kids Version of High Stakes Gambling

    We were far too young to even be within 500 feet of a casino, but we had our version of a slot machine. We may not have been old enough to bet, but that didn’t stop us from plunking ...

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  3. Detroit Tigers: Lack of Team Leader a Concern?

    The voice would sometimes be hushed, even barely over a whisper. But there was no discounting its sincerity, or its candor...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 2,583 reads 18 comments

  4. Detroit Red Wings: Hockeytown Ain't What It Used to Be as Team Turns Mediocre

    It was the summer of 1990, and Mike Ilitch made a phone call. Then he got into a car and made the executioner’s sojourn. It was the same type of visit that Bill Davidson had once made to Dick Vitale ’s house, some 10-plus years earlier...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 3,057 reads 21 comments

  5. Jordin Tootoo: Detroit Red Wings Mini Pugilist Becoming Fan Favorite

    If Dennis Polonich wasn ’t a hockey player, he’d be one of the henchmen in a gangster film noir ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 4,079 reads 13 comments

  6. Detroit Pistons Tayshaun Prince Was Present but Not Really There for 10 Years

    He was the sullen Piston—at times a scowling player, even before there was anything to scowl about, as there has been aplenty lately. He was the one with arms like Stretch Armstrong and shoulders like a men’s store hanger...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 5,678 reads 23 comments

  7. Detroit Tigers Decision to Try Rookie Closer Bruce Rondon: Lost in Translation?

    When you think about it, there should be no wonder why the baseball closer has been known throughout history as being the one guy on the roster with a screw loose...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 1,736 reads 6 comments

  8. NHL 2013: A Refresher on Some Frequently Used Terms

    The NHL is back! It’s been nine months since the Red Wings slapped a puck, elbowed a face, mucked a corner, yanked a sweater over anyone’s head and flicked broken teeth out of their mouths...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 1,967 reads 3 comments

  9. Detroit Tigers' Alan Trammell May Not Be a Hall of Famer, but He Has 1987

    September baseball is all-or-nothing baseball. It is baseball that is played either in front of swelling crowds with palpable tension or in a cold ballpark sparsely dotted with paying customers where the peanut vendors are the loudest voices...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 359 reads 16 comments

  10. Calvin Johnson's Big Year Is Part of the Detroit Lions Problem

    It’s a question that has tantalized the football fans in these parts for some 55 years (and counting)...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 1 year ago 4,251 reads 32 comments

  11. Lomas Brown's 'Reprehensible' Act Goes Against NFL's Code of Honor

    It was done with a wink—a victimless act perpetrated at a rather harmless time. The boys in blue were all over the place, but not one of them sounded the alarm...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,157 reads 10 comments

  12. Merry Christmas: Holiday Gifts for the Nice (and Naughty)

    Wax up the sleigh. Check it for flight. Shine St. Nick’s boots. Make sure Rudy’s nose is bright and squeaky clean. Test the GPS . Gather the weather reports. Check the sack for rips...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,271 reads 3 comments

  13. Detroit Tigers Are Right to Sign Anibal Sanchez; Now, Trade Rick Porcello

    The Tigers have so many of these introductory press conferences nowadays, they’ve turned to re-introducing guys...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 4,818 reads 21 comments

  14. Detroit Lions Ownership Lacks Detroit Tigers' Sense of Urgency

    There was a time, believe it or not, when Bill Ford wasn ’t a very patient man. There was a time when coaches of his football team were held accountable for their records, for their incompetence...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,696 reads 6 comments

  15. Detroit Lions Need a 2-Minute Defense

    Thirty-three points at home, in the NFL , ought to win you a boatload of football games. You score 33 points, your offense should be on the sideline, laughing and joking in the waning moments...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 567 reads 3 comments

  16. Detroit Pistons Fans Once Again Proving to Be the Fair-Weather Kind

    Life on the road in the NBA is supposed to be a battle of attrition, fraught with jet lag, living out of suitcases and sleeping in airports...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 438 reads 13 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Lack Calm and Discipline, and It's Jim Schwartz's Fault

    Vince Lombardi is dead. Mike Ditka has faded away. Bill Belichick is all the rage. Mike McCarthy lives on...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,697 reads 23 comments

  18. Detroit Lions Haven't Played Thanksgiving Day Game with Fury in 50 Years

    In the mostly inglorious history of Thanksgiving football in Detroit, the Lions have dragged themselves onto the field with a variety of emotions...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,961 reads 0 comments

  19. 5 Ways Torii Hunter Will Improve the Detroit Tigers in 2013

    The Detroit Tigers showed their continued commitment toward winning that elusive World Series ring, as owner Mike Ilitch has once again opened his pocketbook, reportedly inking free agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a two-year, $26 million deal...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 3,139 reads 9 comments

  20. Detroit Lions' Fate Tied to Matthew Stafford's Arm, Not Running Game

    The Detroit Lions scored four rushing touchdowns last Sunday in Jacksonville. They have 10 rushing TDs thus far, a pace that would give them 20 for the season, which would eclipse 2011’s mark by 11...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 853 reads 6 comments

  21. Detroit Tigers: Prior to Jim Leyland, They Weren't Relevant

    They each took their turns, none lasting more than three years, sometimes less than a full season. Each had, in his own mind, a fantasy that he could be the man who would bring relevance back to baseball in Detroit...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,098 reads 7 comments

  22. 2012 World Series: Burning Questions After Game 4

    Note: During the playoffs, Monday Morning Manager has been answering Burning Questions. Today’s BQ addresses Game 4 of the World Series. Where did you go? We all missed you after Game 3...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,743 reads 2 comments

  23. Twin Towers in NBA Rare in Recent Years; Do Detroit Pistons Have Them Now?

    Before the events of 9/11 sullied the term, Twin Towers conjured up a different meaning entirely in the world of sports. Basketball, specifically. Basketball is a tall man’s game...

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  24. 2012 World Series: Burning Questions After Game 2

    Note: During the playoffs, Monday Morning Manager will be answering Burning Questions. The morning after every Tigers playoff game, come back here for MMM ’s answers to the questions that many of you have about the previous night’s game...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 2,232 reads 4 comments

  25. 2012 World Series: Burning Questions After Game 1

    Note: During the playoffs, Monday Morning Manager will be answering Burning Questions. The morning after every Tigers playoff game, come back here for MMM ’s answers to ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about almost 2 years ago 1,726 reads 5 comments