June 30th, 2014 at 10:51 PM ^

It's hard to imagine a more dramatic fashion to honor the 1984 team than a walkoff grand slam, so that was rather awesome on several levels. Well, there's also this clip of Gibson's homerun in 1984 with some on-field audio too....


June 30th, 2014 at 11:08 PM ^

they played this clip during the 8th. cant believe i hadnt seen it before. im a bit too young to have many memories of sparky - some commercial he did for an italian restaurant where his server couldn't get the parmessian cheese over his plate... its easy to see in that clip that he was a great baseball manager. its like the antithesis to moneyball and i love it.


June 30th, 2014 at 10:58 PM ^

I was following along on my phone, saw the bases juiced and said, "C'mon Raj...just hit a home run here." And then I chuckled and pulled up my e-mail right before I was about to head upstairs to bed. And then I get the final score notice, and I stared at my phone for a full minute.

rob f

June 30th, 2014 at 11:24 PM ^

a game that was full of glitches, between the 8 innings of sputtering Tigers offense and FoxSportsDetroit's technical problems causing an embarassing inaudible inning-long interview of Dan Petry, then the entire audio feed crashing for an additional inning or so.

On top of that, a severe thunderstorm rolled thru SW Michigan around 9:30 and wiped out my DirecTV signal, so I missed even more action. 

I finally returned to the broadcast in the 8th inning, in plenty of time to see Davis's walk-off grand slam. 

Those who stay with the Tigers will see a World Championship every 30 years or so...


June 30th, 2014 at 11:41 PM ^

Just got done watching the game on delay. Man what a finish!  Everytime Doolittle tucks his glove under his chin I just want to slap the shit out his fruity hipster face. Glad Davis and company was able to hit him where it hurts for  us all. 


June 30th, 2014 at 11:47 PM ^



July 1st, 2014 at 7:17 AM ^

According to an article on the game, this was the Tigers first walk off grand slam since June 27, 2004. That was by Carlos Pena and happened on the night the organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 84 championship team. Pretty cool.