OT: RIP Rusty Staub

OT: RIP Rusty Staub

Submitted by rob f on March 29th, 2018 at 9:54 AM
https://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/former-detroit-tigers-all-star-hi… Sad news, baseball fans: former Detroit Tiger Rusty Staub (aka Le Grande Orange to Montreal Expos fans) has passed on to the Great Diamond in the Sky. Staub, who played primarily 1B and DH for our Tigers, was one of the best pure hitters in MLB during his long career.

OT: ESPN fluff piece on Miguel Cabrera's health

OT: ESPN fluff piece on Miguel Cabrera's health

Submitted by Mr. Elbel on March 14th, 2018 at 10:34 PM
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22747944/why-miguel-cabrera-smiling-… ... We're gearing up for some of the best days on the sports calender, so naturally I thought this Cabrera post was worth a thread. A nice fluffy read as we plow through spring training towards a good ole rebuild year for the Tigers.

Tigers changes to their home whites: pairing the English D's (!!!)

Tigers changes to their home whites: pairing the English D's (!!!)

Submitted by Moonlight Graham on January 26th, 2018 at 4:25 PM

As a sports-aesthetics junkie who grew up in Michigan, I've always boasted that we have three of the best examples of rich tradition AND great looking uniforms: Michigan Football's maize and blue and winged helments, the Tigers home whites/olde English 'D,' and the Red Wings' and their winged wheel. 

So... I'm not sure how I feel about this. They're "matching" the D's on the hat and chest. Growing I didn't think about or realize they were different, but I've grown to appreciate that there are two D's and they work together nicely. It's somewhat counterintuitive, but I don't think they need to be paired. Too redundant. 

What say you fellow Uni Watch freaks?  

http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2018/01/tigers_uniform_change.html

OT: Tigers Open Thread

OT: Tigers Open Thread

Submitted by MGoBender on April 9th, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Figured I'd start a Tigers thread on this lazy Sunday.  Hoping to get out to some patio with a beer in my hand after, but for now I'm watching the game.

A sweep of the Red Sox would cap a great first week. Though there are certainly concerns (ahem bullpen).  It's exciting to see guys like McCann, Castellanos, Jones have fast starts.  I would not be surprised to see the Tigers surpass expectations if that were to continue and Joe Jimenez gets up here sooner rather than later.

OT: Sling TV Beta Multi-Stream (FSD)

OT: Sling TV Beta Multi-Stream (FSD)

Submitted by PeterKlima on April 17th, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Cord cutters:

I see that Sling TV is now offering Fox Sports Detroit (and other regional Fox Sports channels) as part of its new Beta Multi-Stream service.  The price is the same as the traditional single stream service, but without Disney channels.

I am wondering if this is finally a way to get, cheap, legal broadcasts of Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings games?  (Is this going to work easily or is there some catch?)

If this works then I may never go back to cable.  I'll just force myself to the bar for the 3 or so crappy Michigan football games on Big Ten Network.

Anyone try it out?

 

EDIT:  I see that "Disney channels" includes the ESPN channels and not just Disney, Disney Jr., etc.  That changes things.

OT- Baseball is back!

OT- Baseball is back!

Submitted by WMUgoblue on February 18th, 2016 at 12:48 PM

If you're a seam-head like myself then today marks the beginning of spring as pitchers and catchers report today in Lakeland. 

I'd like to hear some predictions not only for the Tigers but for the rest of the league as well. I'm gonna put the Tigers at 90-72 and getting a WC birth, as KC takes the division.

2016 World Series: San Francisco GIants (it's an even numbered year) vs the KC Royals in a rematch of the '14 series.

 

OT: Tigers acquire Cameron Maybin

OT: Tigers acquire Cameron Maybin

Submitted by GoBlueUSMC on November 20th, 2015 at 5:17 PM
I guess I'll be the breaker of Tiger news. The Tigers acquired Cameron Maybin for Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. For those wondering, yes this is one of the guys they sent to Miami in exchange for Miguel Cabrera. Link: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/11/tigers-acquire-cameron-maybin.html

OT: Tigers acquire closer Francisco Rodriguez

OT: Tigers acquire closer Francisco Rodriguez

Submitted by GoBlueUSMC on November 18th, 2015 at 12:35 PM

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/3568/francisco-rodriguez

 

Tigers didn't give up a ton to get him, shipping infielder Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later for the closer.

 

I'm not a huge fan of the move myself as I think the Tigers need to get younger.  But it's a cheap price for someone who has been a "reliable" closer so to speak.