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Doctor Detroit

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  1. ^^^^^^^^ Missions fan. Going to the Tulsa game on Sunday.
  2. Satterwhite pitched one inning in Erie yesterday v Altoona and had a bit of a rough inning. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 ER, and a K. Erie won 10-7.
  3. Do we have a "how your AAT is doing thread" somewhere or have we ever done that before? I think some of us with minor league players would be willing to keep otehrs up to date on those folks. Yoop this is your baby, if you want to start a thread I'll try and bump it so it gets updated. Satterwhite 1 IP 0 ER 2 hits 1 K vs Altoona yesterday.
  4. Pretty cool picture of him when he was a kid that I also posted in the gae thread today. Another here with the guy I think he can be compared to at that age:
  5. Who are you again? Do you have your own RSS feed so I can keep up with your informal board policing and what you like and don't like? Thanks buddy. Mind you own business.
  6. Who asked you? If you don't like what I post put me on ignore tough guy.
  7. Newhouser was the best pitcher in franchise history but he's not one of the top 5 players. He has a statue because he's one of only two pitchers in Tigers history (Bunning) to ever make the hall of fame. Crawford, Heilmann, and Mickey Cochrane are higher level HOFers but Cochrane is an A's player and Crawford and Heilmann played before and just after Tiger Stadium opened so people don't give them their due. ETA: Willie Horton's statue isn't about baseball as much it is about what he did for Detroit in tough times. I don't think he deserved a statue and still don't but Willie is a Detroit guy through and through so I don't protest much.
  8. If Sam Crawford gets a statue I'll buy off on this. Harry Heilmann next.
  9. Nice story Jake, thanks for sharing.
  10. Yeah I don't get that either. Pete Rose<>Miggy for so many reasons.
  11. If it's for good luck I hope he looks like this in early November:
  12. The one thing that disappoints me more than probably anything else about the organization is our approach to the DR and Japan. I'm really surprised we haven't invested more time in the DR (although most of the good catches were ten years ago or so), and also surprised we haven't signed proven players from Japan like Okajima who are fairly low risk IMO. Just seems like we are at the *** end of the international gravy train and I'd like to see more resources invested there.
  13. Says the guy who said he hoped people will be posting later in the season when the team is awful because you know you will. That's one of the funnier things I read all week here. For you it's easy, you think everything is a disaster so when they lose you say i told you so and when they win you wave your towel. Good careful approach to life and sports there, it's pretty much a win/win for you isn't it? I've gotten used to it to be honest, after the 2007 season when people where just exploding in August and pointing fingers at a good and competitive team I realized that Detroit fans have been spoiled by the Red Wings and Pistons, and that many forgot about baseball for 15 years or so. Not all mind you, some great fans at this site and in real life were there in 1996 hanging their heads and then again in 2006 hanging their AL champion banners. And then there are the perpetually pessimistic, those fans seem to be more prevalent in the internet era or maybe they were always there and I never really noticed so many of them all along. At the end of the 2006 season when the Tigers blew the division a lot of people thought they were done, then realized after game 2 of the ALDS the team had a chance, then were euphoric when the Tigers won the AL. Those were great times, I flew back from Germany to take in game 6 and didn't see any Red Sox hats in the bars like I did when I lived in Detroit in 2003-2005. But then after they lost game 5 and I drove to the airport the Monday after disappointed I didn't see my first World Series game, but happy about what had happened...I heard a few fans call in and call the team "an embarrassment to the city" and a "joke" for the way they played. I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in my fellow fans, but I guess I was asking too much. Point is I spent years getting into July and then looking at what the team could do the following year and started to track prospects, watch players like Bonderman (my favorite player still), Justin Thompson, Devi Cruz, and Juan Encarnacion develop and made it fun. I looked forward to coming to Detroit and watching Bobby Higginson play, hoping I was lucky enough to have purchased tickets months prior that would fall on a day Jeff Weaver was pitching. To me if i would have concentrated on all the negatives I'd grow too far from the team, which I never let happen. Just my approach I suppose but I think its silly to throw out Jair Jurrjens every time the tigers lose a game. I don't throw out Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez (the SS), or throw out Andrew Miller's current WHIP when the Tigers win. It's juvenile IMO. Not saying you do that, just providing an example of some of the stuff people say that is unnecessary. We all know what good moves the Tigers made, what bad moves they've made, and some can tell you those moves going 40 years back which makes this particular site pretty cool. Anyway I'm off my soapbox. If this year is bad then I'll find bright spots because it's just in my nature. But unless its late July and the Tigers are 30 games out I'll still think they'll be playing meaningful games in September, and I like that about how I look at baseball and this team.
  14. Good point, I do enjoy some of the meltdowns.
  15. Does this mean people who pay taxes will be moving back into the city as well? "Livonia riots force residents to move to Brightmoor!" Sign me up!
  16. What's worse? Threads like this or Lyon's pitching performance tonight?
  17. You're gonna have to get over it. Armando Galarraga had a 1.2 WHIP last year and we got him for peanuts. That's how the cookie crumbles.
  18. I didn't watch and heard on the radio they lost 5-4. When I got home I turned omn the highlights and I see Lyon give up the two run homer in the 8th to make it 4-3. then I see Inge hit a homer and I think to myself, well Rodney must have blown it. then I saw Lyon giving up the winning hit. wtf? Leyland deserves most of the blame for that loss, that is horrible managing. Come on skipper, you know Lyon isn't Mariano, you don't run him back out there in that situation. that was unfair to Lyon, the team, and the fans. Not sure I've ever been this frustrated by one Leyland move since he's been here.
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