1. Detroit Tigers-Minnesota Twins: One Game

    Here we are, game 163. It’s not often you get to enjoy game 163. The Tigers haven’t played 163 games in a season since 1980 which was also the last time they actually tied a game...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  2. Magglio Ordonez Feeds Me Crow

    I was wrong to criticize Magglio Ordonez. I pushed the issue more than most did and I still think the Tigers will suffer because of his contract next season. However, the team would not be in the position they are in right now without him...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  3. Detroit Tigers Due Against Carl Pavano

    After splitting a double-header against the second place Twins, the Tigers will send Eddie Bonine to the hill against Carld Pavano in game three of this crucial four-game series...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 76 reads 2 comments

  4. Six Degrees of Ty Cobb

    Have you ever heard of that game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Ever thought it would be fun to play using athletes instead of actors? Well, there is a function on the Baseball Reference ...

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  5. Tigers to meet Yankees: So Am I

    I know Paul O’Neill (pictured) doesn’t play for the Yankees any more. I just dislike the guy and he reminds me of everything I hate about that team. The Tigers' comeback win tonight was pretty sweet...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  6. Major League Baseball: Calculating the Pythagorean Standings

    The Detroit Tigers currently lead the AL Central by two-and-a-half games over the Minnesota Twins. While neither team is exactly taking the league by storm, it is the only interesting race as we enter the stretch run...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 659 reads 0 comments

  7. Happy Birthday Big Daddy

    The day is nearly over and I think it would be polite to wish a happy birthday to former Tigers slugger, Cecil Fielder. Fielder is better known now as the dad of Prince Fielder, but back in the day, Cecil was the premier slugger in baseball...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 125 reads 0 comments

  8. Weekend Mess Salvaged

    Two out of three would have been great against the Twins this past weekend, but the Tigers will have to settle for just one win...

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  9. It's Go Time

    The Detroit Tigers have had plenty of chances to extend their lead in the AL Central over the past week and a half as they played all of their games against the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  10. What to do with Grandy

    The playoffs are drawing near, and even though the Tigers have struggled over the last two weeks, it’s looking like they will be there. At the very least, the Tigers will be playing meaningful games into October and that’s always a blessing..

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 16 reads 0 comments

  11. Ernie Harwell to be Honored

    The Tigers will honor legendary broadcaster, Ernie Harwell on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. If I could have attended any game during the regular season, this would have been the one...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  12. Tigers' Pitcher Rick Porcello Taking It Easy on Bottom of the Lineup?

    A good friend of mine sent me this e-mail the other day about Tigers rookie sensation Rick Porcello. I thought it was interesting, at the very least: Look at his splits by batting order...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  13. Happy Birthday, Nelson Cruz

    Today is Nelson Cruz‘s 37th birthday. I’m not talking about the slugging outfielder for the Texas Rangers, rather I’m writing about the former Tigers pitcher. Cruz played for the Tigers back in 1999 and 2000...

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  14. Comparing Derek Jeter to the Greatest Detroit Tigers Hitters of All-Time

    Big news this week as Spot Starters favorite, Derek Jeter, tied Lou Gehrig for the most hits ever in a Yankees uniform with 2,721 hits. That’s an impressive total and Jeter and Gehrig each had phenomenal careers...

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  15. The Tigers Need Porcello

    Quick show of hands (sort of), how many people out there thought that Rick Porcello would be this good this soon? I was cautiously optimistic, but the guy has been so, so impressive...

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  16. MLB Playoff Chatter: Can't Tame These Tigers

    I know I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but it sure feels like the Tigers are returning to the postseason for the first time since 2006. They currently hold a 6.5 game lead over the Twins with only 25 games to play...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 97 reads 2 comments

  17. Detroit Tigers Have Officially Caught Fire

    I’ve been on my way back out to Connecticut the past few days and have not been able to watch the Tigers all that much. I follow on MLB.TV, I listen on the radio, and if I’m really desperate, I just follow along on my phone...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 308 reads 4 comments

  18. Ernie Harwell Has Inoperable Cancer

    Ugh. Legendary Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell has inoperable cancer and he and his wife have decided to let the cancer run its course...

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  19. Porcello in Impressive Company

    You can pretty much pencil in a win when Rick Porcello goes up against the Cleveland Indians. The rookie was dominant again last night as the Tigers topped the Indians to move to ten games over ...

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  20. Detroit Tigers Trying To Get over the Hump

    Last night Detroit Tigers fans saw Aubrey Huff break out of his 3-30 slump as a member of the club. Ian at Bless You Boys said that he thought Huff would just need one big hit to break out of ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 85 reads 0 comments

  21. White Sox Wave White Flag

    The Chicago White Sox have reportedly agreed to trade away two familiar faces. Heading to the Dodgers is Jim Thome, while Jose Contreras is heading out west as well to the Rockies...

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  22. Call-Up Season: Detroit Tigers Look to Expand Roster

    On Tuesday the Tigers, along with every other big league team, will be able to expand their 25-man roster if they feel the need. From Opening Day through August 31, teams may only have 25 players on their roster at any given time...

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  23. Miguel Cabrera Could Join an Elite Group of Detroit Tigers' Hitters

    It’s no secret that Miguel Cabrera has been an absolute monster since the All-Star break. He’s doing this season and he did it last season. Cabrera turned it on late last season to win the AL home run title in his first season in Detroit...

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  24. Happy Birthday, Buddy Bell

    Today is Buddy Bell’s 58th birthday. Bell spent 18 years as a big league player, making his debut at the age of 20 and making his first All-Star game the next season. Bell won six Gold Gloves and made five All-Star appearances in his career...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  25. Detroit Tigers: Since the Break...

    I often hear baseball broadcasters and writers use the phrase, “Since the All-Star break, he’s...” So just for kicks, here’s how the Tigers are doing since the All-Star break: Gerald Laird: ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 39 reads 0 comments