Tag Archives: Detroit Tigers

Counterintuitive Ball

Both series come down to one-of or-two-of-two. The St. Louis Cardinals win one game, on the road in Milwaukee, and they are in the World Series. The Texas Rangers win one game, at home, and they are in the Series. … Continue reading

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Ron Washington, Interesting Manager of the Texas Rangers

Ron Washington has had an interesting career. He and I (Evander) are less than a year apart. There are few African American managers in the history of Major League Baseball, and their successes, for a variety of factors, are spotty. … Continue reading

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Yankees Chewed up and Spit out by the Detroit Tigers

Ultimately, Papa Hemingway was right: I (Evander) fear the Tigers of Detroit. In spite of my various conniptions and positions on the sofa last night, radio on and off, TV sound off and on, doing anything short of standing on … Continue reading

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Yankees and Tigers Take a Day Off

The New York City weather forecast is positive for tomorrow night as the Yankees and Tigers square off, winner-take-all….At this writing, congratulations go to Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers for once again crushing the Tampa Bay Rays. The wily … Continue reading

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A. J. Burnett Tries to Save Yankees Season

I (Evander) hope the message tonight from Detroit is not “Yanqui Go Home!” The Yankees’s season rests on the shoulders and strong right arm of A. J. Burnett. The offense has sputtered. Those home runs the Yankees hit at their … Continue reading

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Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees: Will 2011 Replay 2006 at Crunch Time?

“I fear both the Tigers of Detroit and the Indians of Cleveland.” The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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Ian Kennedy, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander

One of the true surprises, if not shocks, of 2011 is the success of Yankees castoff Ian Kennedy (21-4). His earned-run average is something like 2.88 and he has nearly 200 strikeouts. As the Yankees were developing Phil Hughes, Ian … Continue reading

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Baseball Nostalgia

If ever there were a sport to indulge a sense of nostalgia, baseball is it. (Cricket fans: I, Evander, can hear you: What about us? It’s the same impulse of course.) I happen to have a seat bottom from the … Continue reading

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Farewell, Hideki Irabu

Thanks to my (Evander) good friend Phil (d/b/a Dr. Pizza, Pizza Prima, highly recommended, I’m not just saying that) for sharing a ticket to Hideki Irabu’s first game against the Detroit Tigers in 1997, I got to see the phenom … Continue reading

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Why I Like the Colorado Rockies in the NL West

Let me say, my ramblings in no way reflect “The Opinion Of The Management.” I like the Colorado Rockies. I liked the Rockies last year. I liked them in 2009. Playing mile-high baseball gives a great home-field (and home-run) advantage. … Continue reading

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