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  1. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    Well, upon further review "best year as a Twin" is one of those "tallest midget" stats, his OPS was .839. Over the last 15 years of his career after that, he only ever got down that low again once. He never hit as few home runs, ever again. How do you force him? That's easy - playing time. This is from a long story about Ortiz in Sports Illustrated, probably about 11 years ago. Early in his first season with the Red Sox, he game up with a man on second and none out, and produced the obligatory ground ball to second base. Having "done his job", he returned to the dugout, where Grady Little took him aside and said "tell you what, next time why don't you just go ahead and drive him on in". It was that obvious, that Ortiz had been trying to do what he had been coached to do in Minnesota. He could never have had the Big Papi career as a Twin.
  2. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    I'm very happy that the manager won't make any difference for the next couple of years because I really, really hate this hire. He had David Ortiz hitting situationally into "productive outs" for Pete's sake. He's completely useless. And he won't make any difference.
  3. The 2017 Post-Mortem

    If it were to happen this year I wonder if we could just give Zimmermann to the IRS?
  4. The Official 2017-2018 Detroit Tigers Off-season Thread

    That's odd, I'm still seeing lots of them. Lots of other porn-related stuff too. Huh.
  5. The Official 2017-2018 Detroit Tigers Off-season Thread

    And she'd always be at the fundraisers even though little Jimmy was usually suspended or expelled at the time.
  6. Expansion Could Trigger Re-Alignment, Longer Postseason

    I like it. Do it. At the Expos' first game, bring back a bunch of oldtimers and introduce them, just so we can hear the stadium announcer say "John Boccabella" one more time. Just a hint of a French accent, deep baritone, heavy emphasis on the "Bocc" and the "bell". Ahhh. I could listen to it all day.
  7. Today's Tiger birthdays

    Happy Birthday Willie!!
  8. The Official 2017-2018 Detroit Tigers Off-season Thread

    You're right, the personal details about Jim Adduci are OK. No one else though. That Martha story has sort of an Eleanor Rigby feel to it. "Deuce never spoke to Martha again". That's a Pulitzer for non-fiction right there, in one sentence.
  9. The Official 2017-2018 Detroit Tigers Off-season Thread

    I don't want to know about their private lives at all, before or after their careers, unless it is something so outrageous, such as Chad Curtis, that everyone should know about it as a matter of public safety.
  10. The Official 2017-2018 Detroit Tigers Off-season Thread

    We need to roll up our sleeves on this. By the beginning of spring training it has to be a 7,000 post behemoth.
  11. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    We could just get the Cardinals to hack in there for us.
  12. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    That was a Verlander game that was fun to watch. And, any game with Altuve in it is fun to watch. Ordinarily I don't pay any attention after the Tigers are out, but I'll probably tune in again for Verlander's next start.
  13. If not Ausmus then who?

    John Farrell, the AL East 2017 Arrogant Dick of the Year, tried twice to get out of his Blue Jays contract. The second time he tried it, they were sick of him anyway, but they still made the Red Sox give up a player. Do you know who it was? Huh? Do ya? Well, it was our very own Mike Aviles.
  14. My 1967 Tigers Scrapbook

    What a find! You need to settle back into a comfortable chair and read every one of those articles, and bask in the '60's sportswriting style.
  15. Romine wants to play all 9 positions... why not all 10?

    Hey everybody look at me. I'm a dick, like Shane Halter.
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