20 Years Ago Today, Sparky Anderson Said No To Scab Players

After calling off the 1994 World Series because of a work stoppage, and failing to reach an agreement over the winter, MLB owners were determined not to lose another season of profits—even if they had to bring in the strikebreakers. A handful of managers, and even one owner, spoke out against the use of replacement… » 2/17/15 5:07pm 2/17/15 5:07pm

Jim Leyland Belts Out "Who's Your Daddy?"

Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland has a well-known love of singing, and it was a possible career path if that whole baseball thing hadn't worked out for him. A couple great moments of him singing have been captured on tape, like when he sang some of the Stylistics hit "Betcha by Golly, Wow" during a trip to the Motown… » 11/07/14 11:33am 11/07/14 11:33am

Orioles Win, Pound Tigers With Eight Run Eighth Inning

Max Scherzer was right. When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus strolled to the mound to pull him out of Thursday night's ALDS opener, Scherzer was observably unhappy. Sure, he'd yielded four runs across 7 1/3 innings to the Orioles, and Alejandro De Aza had just ripped a double off of him. Scherzer is the reigning Cy Young… » 10/02/14 10:04pm 10/02/14 10:04pm

Chris Sale Plunks Victor Martinez, Sparks Bench-Clearing Conversation

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale hit Victor Martinez in the sixth inning of today's game, causing both benches and bullpens to clear, though no one actually did anything. Why did Sale tag Martinez? The current best theory: Sale thought Martinez was stealing signs with the help of someone in the bullpen. » 9/24/14 4:42pm 9/24/14 4:42pm

Justin Verlander And His Butt Appear In Celebrity Nude Pic Flood [NSFW]

A huge wave of nude celebrity photos hit the internet earlier today. Some, like Jennifer Lawrence's, were confirmed to be real; others were disputed and debunked as fake. Among them were a series of photos featuring two people who look an awful lot like—and almost certainly are, though for obvious reasons we feel it… » 8/31/14 10:01pm 8/31/14 10:01pm

Twins Rip Tigers 20-6, Get A Couple Homers Off The Shortstop

Andrew Romine came in to pitch the eighth inning for the Tigers in what was then a 17-5 thumping by the Twins. Andrew Romine is the the Tigers shortstop, but he filled in admirably and was thanked by his manager for doing so. Eating up the inning and saving a starter or Joe Nathan from having to pitch in a garbage… » 8/23/14 9:54am 8/23/14 9:54am

Joe Nathan Tells The Home Crowd How He Really Feels

The Detroit Tigers are in a miserable tailspin right now, having lost seven of their last nine games and the division lead going into last night's contest against the Pirates. The Tigers won that game 8-4, but not before struggling closer Joe Nathan heard it from the home crowd. Nathan, it seems, is feeling a bit… » 8/14/14 11:05am 8/14/14 11:05am

Injuries Are Laying Waste To The Tigers; Not Even The Bat Boy Is Safe

Things are not going well for the Detroit Tigers. Earlier this evening, Justin Verlander left the game with right shoulder soreness after just one inning. Anibal Sanchez was placed on the disabled list Sunday and is expected to miss up to four weeks. Joakim Soria also wound up on the DL yesterday. The fickle… » 8/11/14 11:38pm 8/11/14 11:38pm