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Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on April 4, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

First Step Responds To Coach’s Comment About Beating Wife: “Domestic Violence Is Never A Joking Matter”

Tiger manager Brad Ausmus is under fire after a reporter asked him what he does after a team loss … and he joked, “I beat my wife.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2014

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Brad Ausmus Misses With Joke About Beating Wife After Loss

“An Ivy League degree doesn’t mean you don’t say stupid stuff,” 97.1 The Ticket afternoon show host Mike Valenti said.

CBS Detroit–06/18/2014

Evan Reed #57 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on April 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Angles defeated the Tigers 11-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ausmus Talks Rapid Rise Of Chad Smith, Recent Struggles Of Evan Reed

When Chad Smith blew out his elbow on a ninth-inning first-pitch slider against Oregon on April 17, 2011, everything changed.

CBS Detroit–06/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 17:  Pitcher Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers heads for the dugout after being pulled in the fifth inning as catcher Alex Avila #13 waits for his replacement during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on June 17, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Slump: ‘I Stopped Saying, ‘Every Team Goes Through This’ A Week Ago’

In an unprecedented turn of events, the starting rotation that made Detroit so formidable has recently hurt the team more than helped it.

CBS Detroit–06/18/2014

19 Oct 1998:  Outfielder Tony Gwynn #19 of the San Diego Padres talks to reporters during a workout for the 1998 World Series game against the New York Yankees at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Todd Warshaw  /Allsport)

Brad Ausmus Talks Former Teammate, Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn

“He would talk to anybody like you were his next-door neighbor,” Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–06/16/2014

BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: Joba Chamberlain #44 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the game at Fenway Park on May 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tigers Allowing Ninth-Inning Runs At Frightening Pace

The Detroit Tigers bullpen looked questionable going into the season, and 59 games in, questions remain.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2014

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30:  Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 30, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mechanical Adjustment Has Verlander Feeling Great About His Stuff Despite Rough Outing

Avila said that Verlander simply missed on a couple of pitches but overall looked solid.

CBS Detroit–06/05/2014

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 28:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers signals to the bullpen to make a pitching change, taking Anibal Sanchez #19 out of the game in the top of the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game on a three-run walk-off homer from Josh Donaldson in the bottom of the ninth inning. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tigers Not Losing Confidence Despite Losing 12 Of Last 16

“We certainly don’t want to play the way we played,” Ausmus said, “but this isn’t Armageddon.”

CBS Detroit–06/05/2014

Pitcher Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers walks around the mound after giving up a lead-off walk to Anthony Gose of the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers gave up five runs in the ninth inning in a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ausmus: ‘If We Have A Save Situation Tonight, Joe’s Going To Be The Guy’

A day removed from the most recent poor outing by closer Joe Nathan, manager Brad Ausmus still felt confident that Nathan will rebound.

CBS Detroit–06/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 3:  Pitcher Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 5-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Brad Ausmus Needs To Be The Boss [BLOG]

Ausmus was hailed as the latest Mike Matheny, a former catcher who hadn’t managed on any level but was qualified to lead based on his baseball knowledge.

97.1 The Ticket–06/04/2014

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