Leonys Martín led off today’s Tigers-Pirates game with a big home run, but it came at a price. On the fourth pitch of the game, Martín ricocheted a pitch off the plate into his dick and balls. He rolled around for two minutes afterward and had a hard time standing back up.
The Detroit Tigers had an Opening Day walk-off win taken away from them Friday when what looked to be a safe, 10th-inning slide into home from Nicholas Castellanos was overturned on review. If you believe Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, MLB admitted the call was botched.
For every normal fan watching extra innings of today’s game between the Pirates and Tigers, it looked like Detroit won 11-10 in the 10th on a walk-off hit by JaCoby Jones, which scored Nicholas Castellanos on a thrilling play at the plate. The Tigers rushed out of the dugout and onto the field to celebrate, but had to…
The Tigers are up 2-0 on the Pirates in the early going of opening day for both teams, and Detroit got their rally going with a Mikie Mahtook leadoff double in the second. Mahtook’s slide was a thing of beauty, in a way. Ugly, awkward beauty. How do you even put that many parts of your body in contact with the ground,…
Spring training is long. By this point, just about everyone is tired of it. Umpire Tom Hallion was apparently especially tired of it Thursday. Hallion ejected five guys—in three separate incidents, none of them particularly meaningful—in yesterday’s Tigers-Phillies game.
Lower in this blog post is a really heinous photo of Tigers pitcher Travis Wood’s finger. It’s bad! I’m warning you here. I’ll even type some more words to force it further down the page so you don’t see it unless you’re trying to.
It took over 15 years of waiting, but Alan Trammell is finally in the Baseball Hall of Fame. With 13 out of 16 votes, the Modern Baseball Era committee chose the longtime Detroit Tigers shortstop to finally gain entrance to Cooperstown, after never getting more than 37% on the traditional writers’ ballots.
Per Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers are about to hire current Diamondbacks bench coach/longtime former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire as their new manager. He is less handsome than his predecessor but has many more career wins.
Earlier this year, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was sued in Orange County (Fla.) Superior Court for not providing sufficient child support for the two children he allegedly fathered with Orlando woman Belkis Rodriguez. The Detroit News first reported on the lawsuit this morning.
The current crop of athletes protesting during the national anthem has roots at the 1968 Olympics, with the Black Power salute of Tommie Smith and John Carlos after they finished first and third, respectively, in the 200 meters. John Dominis’s famous photograph of the two U.S. sprinters on the medal podium, their…
Last night the Detroit Tigers did something cool: Manager Brad Ausmus moved utility man Andrew Romine around all nine defensive spots, including pitcher and catcher, making Romine just the fifth player in major league history to pull it off:
In the eighth inning of last night’s Tigers-Twins tilt in Detroit, Joe Mauer ripped a 104 mph liner directly into the lower leg of Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson. As you might expect, the sound of a 104 mph liner smashing off of an unprotected fibula is not especially pleasant!
Your bachelor party is supposed to be special. Your bachelor party is supposed to be yours. Do not let yourself be limited by the cultural mandate for an uninspiring night of strippers and overpriced tequila shots. You can dream bigger. You can dream of—say—dressing up as Magnum, P.I. with 44 of your closest friends…
Matthew Boyd took a no-hitter into the top of the ninth today against the Chicago White Sox, with the Tigers winning 12-0. Boyd had allowed one base-runner all day, on a third inning walk. Adam Engel led off the bottom of the ninth with a pop out to third; Kevan Smith, hitting for Rob Brantly, grounded out to short.…
The most drama out of Cleveland’s clinical, record-breaking win today came when some hot-tempered Tigers were tossed from the game, and when the Indians’ broadcast booth suggested that one of Detroit’s pitchers retaliated by hitting the umpire.
The Indians will apparently never lose again. They won their 21st game in a row today, 5-3 against the Detroit Tigers. The win ties the streak held by the 1935 Cubs, and gives Cleveland sole ownership of the AL win streak record, which the A’s have held since 2002.
Tonight’s game against Detroit wasn’t quite like most of Cleveland’s games lately in that it was close, with a final score of 2-0. Tonight’s game against Detroit was exactly like most of Cleveland’s games lately in that they won, for their near-record 20th straight victory.
Poor Mikie Mahtook. Yesterday he swatted a loose ball over the outfield wall, creating one of the oddest, most hilarious dingers you will ever see. Today his own dinger, inches away from glory, was ripped back into the field of play by Royals outfielder Alex Gordon:
I want to show you just the worst dinger you are likely to see in this or any other year. It happened in the first inning of today’s Tigers-Indians game. Are you ready? I mean I really want you to get ready for this one. Here goes:
In the hour leading up to tonight’s midnight deadline to acquire players for use on a postseason roster, it didn’t sound like the heavily rumored Justin Verlander trade between the Tigers and Astros would be coming to fruition. Whether due to Verlander’s no-trade clause or something else, the deadline came and went…