1. Braves-Cardinals Wild-Card Showdown: Ugly as It Gets

    I’m a purist. I recall the days when the team with the best record in the American League played the team with the best record in the National League for all the marbles. No division champs, no wild cards...

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  2. MLB Wild Card: Second Team Good for the Game?

    I’ve been around this grand game of baseball for a long time—more than half a century. I can recall a time before the designated hitter rule, a time when the pitcher’s ...

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  3. Brandon Inge Released by Detroit Tigers: Gone and Soon to Be Forgotten

    Most athletes say they would rather get out while at the top of their game. But the getting out is often hard. Just ask Brett Favre and Roger Clemens. Muhammad Ali fought one too many fights...

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  4. NASCAR: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Appeal Ever Wane?

    It’s easy to see why NASCAR’s fanbase embraced Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the aftermath of his daddy’s death. He was young and resembled Dale Senior enough to remind us of The Intimidator...

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  5. Tony Stewart: Where There's Smoke

    I have to admit, when Tony Stewart left Joe Gibbs Racing two years ago to start his own team, I had my doubts that he’d make it a success...

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  6. Kyle Busch: One-Race Suspension, Probation, Fines. Is It Enough?

    The talk of NASCAR this past weekend detracted from what should have been the story—the race for the Sprint Cup Championship...

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  7. Why Shoeless Joe Jackson Should Be In the Hall of Fame

    Ninety-two years ago, eight Chicago White Sox players, Shoeless Joe Jackson among them, were alleged to throw the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds ...

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  8. Two-Time Indy Champ Dan Weldon Dead at 33

    One word perhaps best describes the terrible crash on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: horrific. My dad took me to my first Indy 500 in 1966. I was 9 years old...

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  9. Tigers vs Yankees: Detroit Ousts New York in a Game 5 for the Ages

    Anytime the Yankees are ousted from the playoffs is a good day. When the Detroit Tigers do it—and they’ve done it twice now in the last five years—it’s as sweet as a pumpkin-glazed donut in October...

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  10. Baseball Has a Language All Its Own

    Sure, football has its own language. On defense we have the maximum blitz and the prevent; on offense, the screen pass, the button hook and the bomb. All self-explanatory...

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  11. Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers: Tigers Show Stuff of a Championship Team

    Make no mistake—with four weeks left in the season, anything can happen in the Central Division. But in yesterday’s game at Comerica Park between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox , Detroit served notice...

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  12. Jered Weaver: Major League Jerk

    Sunday afternoon’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels was everything it was billed to be, and more. It featured two of Major League Baseball’s best pitchers in Justin Verlander and Jered Weaver ...

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  13. Jim Northrup Pivotal to Tigers' '68 World Series Championship: He'll Be Missed

    When I think of the 1968 world champion Detroit Tigers , I think of Denny McLain, who won 31 games that year...

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  14. Justin Verlander No-Hitter: Nothing More Exciting Than a No-No

    There is perhaps nothing more exciting in sports than watching a no-hitter. The Detroit Tigers , one of the oldest most storied franchises in MLB , now have seven no-hitters, ...

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  15. Why Major League Baseball Should Do Away with Interleague Play

    Although initially intrigued with seeing teams from the senior circuit play my Detroit Tigers—teams I wouldn’t normally see in Detroit—I was never a fan of interleague play...

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  16. Miguel Cabrera: Poised—But for Greatness or On the Brink of Disaster?

    Miguel Cabrera : We don’t know the whole story and we may never know the whole story. The two parts that trouble me most about this story are, “Do you know who I am?” and, “You don’t know anything about my problems...

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  17. Detroit Lions: Two Reasons They Will Never Be Winners

    Ownership is the biggest reason the Detroit Lions have won only one playoff game since their last championship in 1957, the year after I was born—and no, it’s the ...

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  18. Sparky Anderson: Gone Too Young

    I was saddened to learn the news today that former Tigers/ Reds manager Sparky Anderson had died at the age of 76. He brought a lot of baseball excitement to the city of Detroit in the 1980s...

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  19. NFL Finds New Way To Beat the Detroit Lions

    You don’t have to be a Detroit Lions fan to know they got shafted in their Week 1 game in Chicago by what the NFL calls “the correct call made in the spirit of the rule...

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  20. Detroit Tigers: First Half Report Card

    The All-Star game is next Tuesday, and so next Thursday major league baseball teams officially commence the second half of the season...

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  21. Jim Leyland's Last Stand as Tigers' Manager?

    Make no mistake, I admire Jim Leyland. He’s old school, colorful, a winner, and one of the best managers in the game today. I was ecstatic when Detroit signed him to manage the Tigers...

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  22. Major League Baseball and the Golden Age of Radio

    If you’re reading these words, chances are—like me—you’re a baseball lover. You may be a proponent of the designated hitter rule (I’m not), you may ...

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  23. Armando Galarraga Absolutely Perfect!

    So what’s it like to attend a perfect game and have the umpire blow the call on the final out on a bang-bang play at first base? Well, there was drama, plenty of drama, when Galarraga took the mound for the top of the last frame...

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  24. Is Jimmie Johnson Good for NASCAR?

    I’ve always been a fan of excellence in sports. I admired the Pittsburgh Steelers team of the 70s that won four Super Bowls, with Terry Bradshaw at the quarterback position...

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  25. Backstop: A Baseball Love Story In Nine Innings Now Available!

    I’ve always loved the game of baseball. What’s not to love? A simple game─hit a round ball squarely with a round bat─with simple rules: reach base, move the runner along, and score more runs than your opponent...

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