Tag Archives: Detroit Tigers

How Sweet It Is

The Detroit Tigers demolished the New York Yankees to win the American League pennant for the eleventh time in their (the Tigers’s) storied history: the team of Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg and Al Kaline among many other greats. The … Continue reading

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Tyger! Tyger!

I (Evander) continue this amorphous series of postseason blogs where I left off the other day: Expect the unexpected. As James Joyce might have said, yes, rain is general all over the Midwest. The Detroit Tigers, who lead the New … Continue reading

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Playoffs So Far: It Gets Weirder

This is truly one of the most bizarre postseasons I (Evander) have seen since playoffs-baseball was introduced in the major leagues in 1969. The idea was formulated after the so-called Year of the Pitcher in 1968, when interest due to … Continue reading

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Playoffs So Far: More Unpredictability

The 2012 playoffs have so far featured a botched infield fly rule call against the hard-luck Atlanta Braves and a number of other surprises. The biggest has to be the first postseason game since 1933 in Washington, D.C. The Nats … Continue reading

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A Most Unusual 2012

On the eve of the finish of the 2012 Major League Baseball regular season, I (Evander) thought I ought to highlight a few of the unusual aspects of this most unusual season. As of today, only one American League club, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to R. A. Dickey

Fans of the New York Mets have not had much to cheer about over the final ninety games of the 2012 season. I (Evander) attended only one Major League Baseball game this year: July 4, Mets versus the Philadelphia Phillies. … Continue reading

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“Schoolboy” Rowe

My (Martin’s) friend and fellow publisher Bob Kalechovsky of the estimable and pioneering Micah Publications asked me yesterday whether I might be related to┬áLynwood “Schoolboy” Rowe, who was the star pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in the 1930s. I’m sad … Continue reading

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Prince Receives a Kingly Sum

The Detroit Tigers have added one big—in every way—bat by signing former Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder to the largest contract in franchise (Tigers) history. The son of Cecil “Big Daddy” (not the Tennessee Williams variety—from the Madeleine Sherwood … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ryan Braun and Justin Verlander

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers won the MVP in their respective leagues. Braun beat out Matt Kemp (not to be confused with Shakespearean jig-dancer Will Kempe, who once Boogalooed all the way … Continue reading

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Who Is this Guy?

Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers has hit six home runs in the postseason. Who is this guy? He was drafted by the New York Mets. He had a cup of coffee with the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been in … Continue reading

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