Posts tagged "Baseball"
What is the Grapefruit League?

What is the Grapefruit League?

Being a Tigers fan, I hear about the Grapefruit league all the time. So really, how do grapefruits and cacti impact baseball? If you must know, before the actual MLB season begins, teams travel to either Florida or Arizona for their spring training. Each team in the league has chosen a spring destination and they...
36 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes

36 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes

Your countdown until Spring Training begins. In honor of this monumental event, we’re going to take a look into the 2014 MLB regular season, division by division, team by team. AL EAST: The East will likely be the strongest division coming out of the American League, led by 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox....
Prince Fielder For Ian Kinsler. The Breakdown.

Prince Fielder For Ian Kinsler. The Breakdown.

Looking at the title, clearly the Detroit Tigers are insane for trading Prince Fielder right? RIGHT?! Wrong. After breaking down this trade it will become clear that this is a win-win for both teams, and both players.  Texas receives Prince Fielder. Detroit fans will tell you that in the two seasons that Prince Fielder played for...

MLB Hot Stove 2013-2014, Part 1

Hot Stove (Defined): Baseball after baseball. The World Series is one of the most anticipated times of the year for sports fans every year. But for strictly baseball fans, the two months that follow the World Series are almost just as exciting. The other name for this time of year, “free agent frenzy,” is spot...

Jim Leyland Gone, Who Next?

The Detroit Tigers have a large offseason hole to fill, and it will be difficult to find another manager that matches Jim Leyland. Or even comes close. Coming into a struggling Detroit Tigers team in 2006, Leyland led them to a 95-67 record and an AL Pennant. Something the Tigers have not had since ’87....

Leyland shift the order, A-Jax wakes up

Leyland-haters were silence last night when he shifted the batting line up for game 4, moving Austin Jackson back from lead off hitter to #8, and sliding everybody else up a spot. Jackson, who had previously went 3-for-33 with 18 strikeouts this series, hit 2-for-2 on the night with 2 walks, a stolen base, and...

And Then There Were 4

This Postseason has not let us down. Far from it. We had two insane wild card games, won by the Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates. Followed by two easy ALDS-NLDS series, LA Dodgers beating the Atlanta Braves 3 games to 1, and the Boston Red Sox taking care of the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1....

Verlander Loves Elimination Games in Oakland

Justin Verlander loves high pressure situations, he also loves embarrassing the Oakland Athletics in elimination games. For the second year in a row, the Tigers found themselves going into a winner-take-all game 5 at Oakland to move on to the ALCS. For the second year in a row, Justin Verlander was the Tiger’s man on...

Baseball Playoffs Update

In the American League: After last night’s games, the Detroit Tiger bats finally awake and now they have tied the series and are headed to Oakland to face the Athletics in the final game of the ALDS on thursday night. Last night we also saw the Boston Red Sox take the series from the Tampa Bay...

MVP! MVP! MVP!

It’s that time of year again, the time where sportswriters, fans, and players argue like little girls watching twilight. Only this time instead of Team Edward and Team Jacob, it’s Team Miggy and Team Trout. In 2012 nobody really knew who the MVP was going to be until the day it was decided, but everyone...

Breaking down the 2013 MLB playoffs: The Wild Card

Tonight begins the Major League Baseball playoffs. To break this down for anyone who doesn’t follow baseball, we have 30 teams divided into two leagues; the American League and the National League. The leagues have a few minor differences, but we won’t get bogged down with that. Each League is subdivided into three divisions; East,...

More Than A Game: Playoff Baseball.

Every kid who plays baseball has always had the dream, hit the walk off home run that sends their team to the World Series. For me, it would be to hit that walk off home run for the Detroit Tigers. That dream did not come true for me, but it did for Magglio Ordonez in...