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  • A.J. Pierzynski likes this baseball broadcasting stuff

     
    A.J. Pierzynski on Fox: Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski made baseball fans notice when he had an insightful discussion during the ALCS broadcast on Fox about how well Texas catcher Mike Napoli blocked the plate....
  • Texas Rangers grew into winners, Ron Washington's way

     
    The Texas Rangers had just one winning record in the seven seasons before they hired Ron Washington as manager. And that's turned out to be a pretty good hire: They entered Saturday night's sixth game of the American League Championship Series against the...
  • Kirk Gibson, Joe Maddon are named NL, AL managers of the year

     
    Kirk Gibson of the Arizona Diamondbacks is named National League Manager of the Year. Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays wins the honor in the American League....
  • Bill Plaschke: Why does MLB allow arguments with umpires?

     
    Why does baseball continue to let its uniformed personnel argue with umpires? Why is this the only sport where these childish rebellions against authority are not only accepted, but condoned and sometimes even celebrated?...
  • Tigers Take Series From Yankees

    Tigers Take Series From Yankees
    One inning, the Tigers are getting no-hit by A.J. Burnett, with nary a walk. The next inning, they have five runs on three hits on their way to a 6-3 win. One day, the Tigers are shouting at each other in the clubhouse at Cleveland after a series sweep,...
  • Tigers Win Third In A Row

    Tigers Win Third In A Row
    - This was a game, manager Jim Leyland said during the afternoon, that if he were at home as a fan, he would like to watch on television. It was a matchup of two good young right-handers, Detroit's Max Scherzer and Toronto's Brandon Morrow. "I think...
  • Scherzer, Tigers Top Blue Jays In Make-up Game

    Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning and Victor Martinez drove in two runs, leading the Detroit Tigers past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Monday night.Max Scherzer struck out nine over seven strong innings and the AL Central leaders...
  • Pilots honor former Baby Dodgers GM Zodda

    Pilots honor former Baby Dodgers GM Zodda
    Vic Zodda still knows talent when he sees it. About three weeks shy of 90, this Peninsula baseball pioneer watched the hometown team Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium, and when Pilots catcher Chris Cowell uncorked a throw to second base, Zodda took...
  • Mets On Fire! Outslug Tigers in Historic Fashion

    Mets On Fire! Outslug Tigers in Historic Fashion
    The old saying goes “the pen is mightier than the sword”. For the Mets, their similar saying might be “hits are mightier than home runs”. Detroit was able to smash five home runs while the Mets hit none, yet New York came out the...
  • Tigers Rally To Avoid Sweep, Beat Giants 6-3

    Tigers Rally To Avoid Sweep, Beat Giants 6-3
    Magglio Ordonez delivered a two-out, two-run single in the seventh and Ryan Raburn made a game-saving catch a half-inning later, as the Detroit Tigers downed the San Francisco Giants, 6-3, in comeback fashion to avoid a sweep in the finale of a three-game...
  • Tigers Fire Pitching Coach Rick Knapp

    Tigers Fire Pitching Coach Rick Knapp
    The Detroit Tigers fired pitching coach Rick Knapp after Sunday's 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. Knapp had held the position since October 17, 2008. The Tigers currently rank 26th in the major leagues with a 4.39 team ERA. Detroit chose to...
  • Verlander Beats Royals For Historic 12th Win Of Season

    Verlander Beats Royals For Historic 12th Win Of Season
    As temperatures neared 100 and Justin Verlander's pitch count mounted, Jim Leyland thought seriously about replacing his hard-working All-Star.  But with whom? "No matter where I looked — my bullpen, their bullpen, in the stands — I couldn't...