- This was the FIRST April baseball game in Chicago I have ever attended where a hat, gloves and scarf were not needed. No joke. I was in a t-shirt. Sweating at times.
- Miggy can play D. I hung two stars on my scorecard for him, including a barehanded grab-and-throw that nailed a speedy Alexei Ramirez at first.
- I understand the importance of Jackie Robinson Day...
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A four run outburst in the second inning leads the Phils to a 5-3 win over the Tigers.
The Phils took a 1-0 lead in the second as, with runners on the corners, and with nobody out, Ross Gload hits an RBI single, knocking in Raul Ibanez, who had earlier doubled, then went to third on Delwyn Young's single, while sending Young, who had just singled, up to second base. One batter later, Brian Schneider made it a 4-0 Phils' lead as he hits a 3-run home run, his first home run of the spring, scoring both Young and Gload. The Tigers would get a run back in their half of the second as, with runners on the corners, and with nobody out, Brennan Boesch hits into a double play, 3-6-3, scoring Miguel Cabrera, who had earlier singled, then went to third on Victor Martinez's single, while wiping out at second base, for the inning's first out, Martinez, who...
This is our second installment of team fantasy previews. We did the Red Sox last time and we will be doing the Padres, Reds and Braves in the coming weeks. Today we focus on the Detroit Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers were as mediocre as you can get in 2010, finishing with an 81-81 record which was good for third place in the American League Central. Miguel Cabrera (.328/.420/.622, 38 HR 126 RBI) was anything but mediocre, as he carried the offense and almost walked away with the A.L. MVP award.
General Manager Dave Dombrowski went out this offseason and got some offensive help for Cabrera in the form of free agent catcher Victor Martinez. Martinez will see most of his time at DH, but will still be eligible at the very thin catcher spot for fantasy owners. Martinez and Cabrera along with Justin Verlander give fantasy owners their three go-to-guys in Tiger uniforms come draft day. There are...
While I certainly detest the notion that my impervious and oft-uppity colleague, Mr. Allen Krause, and his infectious worldview have now tainted the minds of my dear family and friends back home in Quincy, IL, please remember have no problem telling you the truth:
The Tigers still suck.
Off to a good start...
Yet destined to fail.
Of course, I have been wrong once or twice...