I think he's probably a DB in real life. He comes off as a grown man who covers the Tigers beat like an apathetic 12 year old who thinks he's really funny. Sarcastic without being funny, always with a tone that reads like he'd rather be somewhere else. Have some respect for your job, man.
We lament the state of the Detroit professional sports teams, but I'm not sure anything on the field comes close to the dearth of quality people who cover the professional sports teams. Fenech and McCosky both make me want to blow my brains out.