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  1. Is Humberto still recovering from TJ surgery?
  2. jay Bruce is going to be fun to watch.
  3. Dolsi seems to be improving nicely for how young he is.
  4. holy crap that audio clip is Brilliant! "You write a horse____ story you don't blame John Lowe do you?" Hilarious, but he is soo right... Maybe this will wake the team up.
  5. Proving to me more and more that off season hype really doesn't mean much at all no matter the moves you make.
  6. They entertain. They seem to get several people all riled up if you read some of these threads out there so they are entertaining in some way.
  7. We play in an over hyped division this year that frankly is near the bottom in baseball record wise. Remember the Cards played in the same type of division in 2006 and they won it all that year. Plenty of baseball left.
  8. Who cares about the Home Run totals being down and the fact Detroit isn't hitting many of them this year so far. A base hit with runners in scoring position does the job too for scoring runs. Just ask Maggs on how many RBI he got last year on singles...
  9. ...and if his 'flip off' worked and got the out, it would be deemed as a great play.
  10. This is a 'game', which the main point is to entertain people. The players, teams, etc don't owe anybody anything. They didn't force anybody to watch or buy tickets, buy fan gear, etc. Sad that this world has become more and more into a "who owes me something".
  11. I'm waiting to see how teams handle JJ once they have seen him a 2-3 times around. Wondering who will make the necessary adjustments.
  12. Check out the 2006 Cardinals. That division was horrible that year and they only had 83 wins in the regular season to make the playoffs and they won the WS. I don't care how many wins we have this year, just so that there are enough wins that we get in the playoffs.
  13. http://deadspin.com/387674/even-a+rods-wife-questions-her-husbands-masculinity It's tough for most of us to watch those "Miracle of Life" shows where they give you the full access to what it's really like to watch someone have a baby. After viewing it, you soon realize that even the most gruesome horror movies showing a screeching alien ejecting itself out of a person's stomach are, in fact, less gory than an actual child birth. Alex Rodriguez knows this. And according to Yankees blogger and beat writer Peter Abraham, Alex Rodriguez fears this. And thanks to this transcript from tomorrow night's "YESterdays" show on the YES network featuring A-Rod, we find out that, according to Cynthia Rodriguez, the Yankees third baseman acts just like many people would probably suspect. Let the emasculation party begin: As tough and big as he seems, he is real wimpy around doctors or any type of medical situation. I don't know why I thought the birth of our child would be different. In the middle of the night, I realized that I needed to go to the hospital. I wake him up. The first thing that comes out of his mouth, 'Can we call your mother?' And I started, 'No. Let's wait and make sure that I am in labor, and make sure that, you know, it's the middle of the night.' And go to the hospital and everything. And finally, a few hours later, I said, 'I think you can call my mom now.' "Uh, and the color came back to his face when I told him he could call my mom. And then forget it. I was like not even having a baby; he was the one. The one nurse had a cold cloth on his head. The other nurse had the blood pressure on his arm. And my mother was like rubbing his back. And he is passed out on a couch. And I am there, in the middle of labor. And really, I am not being paid much attention to besides the doctor and a couple of nurses. And he is there moaning. In between pushing, I am going, 'Honey, are you OK?' And are you breathing? Are you OK?' "
  14. Joyce may be a good spark for a week or so like Clete was.
  15. damn, when he says drastic he means drastic.... good job... eventually something has to wake these players up to play EVERY day
  16. one more tidbit from Morris on this that JV says nothing is wrong and morris is wrong. http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2008/05/minnesota_twins_7_detroit_tige.html Ex-Tiger Jack Morris said Sunday that after watching Justin Verlander on television, he's convinced that Verlander's shoulder is hurting. Morris said he sees Verlander trying to compensate for a lack of extension in the shoulder. "I know, I've been there,'' Morris said. Told of Morris's comments, Verlander said again that there's nothing wrong, and that his shoulder feels great. "He's wrong,'' Verlander said. To which Morris replied: "You think he's going to tell you the truth?'' ...
  17. Is what Eddie Bonine putting up for stats right now just smoke and mirrors, or is he something to keep an eye out on? What does he all throw. I have read he was a knuckle-curve and has a 90+ fastball to go with it as well. Any info would be appreciated.
  18. and to make this day complete, Bondo will go 7 IP and allows only 2 ER and gets the W tonight.
  19. This just shows the insight of how big of egos that some pro sports players, thinking they can do anything and make people believe anything. Let's see, he was 28, one of the top pitchers in baseball, household name and yet he hooks up with a 15 year old? OK yeah, psychologist would love to sit him down to know wtf he is thinking...
  20. Cruceta pitched tonight (4-28-08) for Toledo. His line is 2 IP 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 5K 47 pitches and 31 strikes.
  21. Cruceta pitched tonight for Toledo. His line is 2 IP 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 5K 47 pitches and 31 strikes.
  22. I'm not expecting much from Zoom this year... If he does well, then that will be just gravy then for the season.
  23. Another article on Cruceta's performance. http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080423/SPORTS0104/804230382/1129 Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Cruceta pitches strong in debut Hard-throwing reliever could join Tigers soon after striking out six in three innings in Toledo. Lynn Henning / The Detroit News TOLEDO -- He was supposed to join his new employer, the Detroit Tigers, 10 weeks ago at spring training. Not until Tuesday night did Francisco Cruceta finally get a chance to show the Tigers just what they got when they signed him last November after a sparkling stint in the Dominican Winter League. And what he showed them could put Cruceta, a 26-year-old right-handed reliever, on Detroit's 25-man roster very quickly. Advertisement Cruceta pitched in relief against the Columbus Clippers, who beat Toledo, 5-3, and did not allow a hit or a run in a 41-pitch outing, featuring command of three impressive pitches. He struck out the side on 10 pitches in the sixth and retired the Clippers 1-2-3 in the seventh on two ground balls and a fourth strikeout. In the seventh, he added two more strikeouts. He also hit one batter on an 0-2 breaking pitch, and walked another when he went to his mouth successively on a 3-1 count, resulting in an automatic ball being called by the plate umpire. He retired the other batter in the seventh on a ground ball. No Clippers batter hit a ball out of the infield. "He threw the ball pretty good," Toledo manager Larry Parrish said, dryly understating Cruceta's debut, then adding a punch line: "I figure in a couple of weeks he might be ready (for Detroit)." Cruceta's fastball regularly touched 94 mph and once hit 95. He added a hard slider and a lethal split-finger change-up, the pitch Cruceta developed after earlier stints with the Mariners and Indians, and then with the Rangers' farm system in 2007. "His split, from the side (dugout), almost breaks like a hard slider," Parrish said. "The only negative I saw is that he was tipping his pitches." Cruceta is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds. He conceded before Tuesday night's game that his visa problems stemmed from last year's 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball for using steroids. The Tigers did extensive background work and were satisfied with the circumstances of his ban, which Cruceta did not address in detail Tuesday. Cruceta will likely be added to the Tigers' 25-man roster well ahead of the May 10 deadline the team faces in deciding Cruceta's future. He's out of big-league options and cannot be returned to the minors without being exposed to waivers. He was granted a 30-day extension on Major League Baseball's restricted list because of his visa holdup. He had no hint there would be visa complications when he prepared Feb. 4 to fly to Florida for spring camp. The U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic would not clear his visa. Officials there sent his case to Washington, D.C. for more careful examination by the State Department. "They never told me anything," Cruceta said. "They just said, 'We will call you.' I take three months waiting for the call." He worked out regularly at the Tigers' developmental camp in Santo Domingo and threw with the same regularity he would have thrown in Lakeland. "They got my back when I was in the Dominican," Cruceta said of the Tigers.
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