Chris Carpenter Reincarnates Lifeless Jake Westbrook, Dominates Tigers for 9 Merciless Innings

Does anyone remember that scene from X-Men: The Last Stand (the third movie, for those of you keeping count at home) where Charles Xavier/Professor X talks about placing the mind of someone into another person’s otherwise lifeless body, then (spoiler alert!) appearing to do so himself after the credits? If not, check the video after […]

Justin Verlander, Bats Exorcise The Cardinals

When the Tigers lost Game 5 of the 2006 World Series, I sobbed on the shoulder of a security guard at the Detroit airport where I watched the final outs of the Tigers’ unforgettable season because I was flying in for a potential Game 6. (Yeah, I know; that’s not wholly relevant.) In that game, rookie Justin […]

Evaluating the Trade Market: Second Base

With the trade deadline just over a month away, fans and front offices alike have turned to full-fledged trade talk. The Tigers have a few glaring needs – and we’ll be looking at corner outfielders and starting pitching, but first, the biggest need of all – second base. First thing we have to do is […]

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Rationalizing Quintin Berry and Small Sample Sizes

Do you know what’s more ridiculous than Quintin Berry’s 5-for-5 day on Sunday? People who think the moon landing was faked are more ridiculous. People who insure themselves in case they are abducted by aliens are more ridiculous. But that’s about it. What Quintin Berry did with his spot start on Sunday afternoon was completely […]

Miguel Cabrera requires assistance from team's towel boy, Alex Avila. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Doug Fister Returns Triumphantly and Tigers Do Just Enough to Win Game

Baseball is a funny game. The Tigers left sixteen men on base, but still managed to do enough and come away with a 4-1 win. Doug Fister returned from his latest D.L. stint and pitched six strong innings; he allowed only three hits, no runs, one walk and six strikeouts. Fister also managed to nab […]

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