After untold, um, minutes of, hmm, some of their members, uh, wearing some wristbands, the World Umpires Association today ended their nearly day-long protest of “escalating verbal attacks” and will return to their regular attire, which in some cases might still include wristbands, I think.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler got himself ejected very quickly yesterday, after saying what appeared to be just a few choice words to umpire Angel Hernandez about a first-strike call. (Yeah, a first-strike call, evening the count at 1-1 with no one on base and one out in the fifth inning. Very tense situation!)…
Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones, right fielder Tyler Collins, and second baseman Ian Kinsler watched a couple easy of fly balls drop between them in the first three innings of Wednesday’s 8-7 loss against Tampa Bay:
Evidently bored with the regular non-contact version of rock-paper-scissors, the Detroit Tigers added more physical comedy to the game today. Shortstop José Iglesias chose paper, and came out on the losing end.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler dropped a pop fly on purpose in the fifth inning of today’s game in Houston, purely to replace a speedy baserunner with a slower one. It worked perfectly.
Remember when Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler turned his ESPN The Magazine profile into a platform from which to hurl molotov cocktails at his former team, the Texas Rangers, after he was traded to Detroit? It does not appear that time has done much to erode the animosity that Kinsler feels toward his former club.
Every year, when spring training starts up, you know you're in for a certain number of stories about the aging veteran, starting over and trying to prove himself. What distinguishes ESPN The Magazine's new entry in the genre, a profile of Ian Kinsler, is that he comes off as utterly unhinged.
Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler swapped teams last night for this MLB offseason's first substantial transaction. If we had listened to this Rangers fan last week, though, we'd have already known about it.
Kids, I want you to very carefully watch Ian Kinsler slide into third, and do exactly as he does.
What's with pitchers throwing at Ian Kinsler? First it was Bobby Jenks' $750 high heat, and now Angels' starter John Lackey decided the Rangers' second baseman needed a good plunking.