Tails From The Dugout

Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

Tigers Comeback Win Shows Baseball Still Best Sport

By Greg Bowman WOW!  Unbelievable!  That’s how Tiger fans are reacting to Sunday’s exciting come from behind win, as the Tigers scored five times in the bottom of the tenth to beat the Cleveland Indians […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2012

Omar Infante- Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

What’s The Deal? Are The Tigers Done Trading?

Should the Detroit Tigers make another trade? Or do you think the deal to get Pitcher Annabelle Sanchez and 2nd baseman Omar Infante was enough to push the team into the postseason? I like the trade, even if the Tigers had to give up their top pitching prospect Jacob Turner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2012

DETROIT, MI - JULY 21: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox with teammates at Comerica Park on July 21, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

What, Me Worry? Tigers Back On Top

Well, I told you not to panic. It’s a long season, remember? The Tigers start the final week of July in first place in the AL Central, one and a half games in front of the White Sox. I never worried for a minute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2012

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run to left field scoring Austin Jackson #14 and Quintin Berry #52 in the fifth inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on July 8, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Mid-Term Grades Nothing To Put On The Frig

Maybe you knew that kid in school. Or maybe you were that kid. The one the teachers said had great potential, tested off the charts, but failed to live up to their potential. That’s what the Tigers have reminded me of in the first half of the 2012 season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2012

Detroit Tigers v Chicago Cubs

Tigers’ Jackson Outshines Granderson In All Star Showdown

Who would you rather have on your team: Curtis Granderson or Austin Jackson? I have always been a huge Granderson fan, and was dumbfounded and outraged when the Tigers traded him to the Yankees for Jackson, as part of a three-team deal. Jackson seemed like a good young player, with a lot of potential. But Granderson was a superstar in making. This season, however, Jackson has moved even or ahead of Granderson in almost every offensive category.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 24: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after his teammate Ryan Raburn #25 saved a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game on June 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tigers Need To Report Power Outage

When your power goes out, you probably call DTE Energy or Consumers to get it back on. The Tigers need to report a power outage of their own, but I don’t think the utility company can help. The Tigers are going through another one of those slumps where they just can’t seem to score any runs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

Tigers Can Take Finger Off Panic Button…For Now

Are you feeling a little better about your Tigers now that they swept their three game weekend series against the Minnesota Twins? Granted, the Twins are a pretty lousy team this season. But these are the same Twins who beat the Tigers two straight at Comerica Park last week …

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2012

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Brandon Inge #18 of the Oakland Athletics takes batting practice before a game with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 30, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by J. Rogash/Getty Images)

Is Brandon Inge The Next Lou Gehrig?

The only time you would expect to see the names “Brandon Inge” and “Lou Gehrig” in the same sentence would be something to the effect that both men played Major League Baseball. And both were in the American League. But Inge now has the unlikely distinction of being the first player to have at least four rbi’s in four games during a five-game stretch since Gehrig did it way back in 1931.

05/13/2012

Austin Jackson rounds bases after hitting a solo home run. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Fielder, Cabrera Strategy Could Amount To Studs Or Duds

That’s what we Fantasy Baseball addicts call it. Studs Or Duds. Meaning you have drafted a couple of superstar players and only have money left to fill the rest of your roster with players who cost a buck. Or a quarter in some cases. And not to say silly fantasy baseball is anything like the real deal. But this year’s Tiger team does bear some resemblance to that strategy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2012

Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

Bye-Bye Brandon

You knew it was bound to happen eventually. The question was when. The news that the Tigers have finally released Brandon Inge comes as bittersweet to those of us who have followed his career in Detroit over the past 12 years. He has had good seasons, bad seasons, and in-between seasons for the Tigers, the only team he has played for in his Major League Career.

04/26/2012

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