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Cleveland.  City of Champions?

Cleveland. City of Champions?

By Bill Axtell Cleveland appears to be on a roll. The Cavaliers, of course, dispatched the Golden State Warriors in seven games to win the NBA Championship. That championship came on the heels of the Lake Erie Monsters winning the Calder Cup…which might be stretching things a bit, but… While the National League has baseball’s two best teams on paper…read more →

Catching Up With The Catcher

Catching Up With The Catcher

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH When Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Jonathan Lucroy decided to put the Detroit Tigers on one of his eight teams list he’d veto a trade, I doubt that GM Al Avila was losing any sleep over this. First of all, Avila would have to deal prospects to get a guy that would last a year and a half before…read more →

Twelve Key Tigers

Twelve Key Tigers

A dozen players who impacted the first half start of the Detroit Tigers…for better or for worse. Justin Upton – He was given a six-year, $132.75 deal in the off-season and show little of the power that Detroit hoped for. The 28-year-old slugger appears frustrated at the plate, striking our way too much (109 times) and leaving loads of runners…read more →

The Pendulum Swings Back

The Pendulum Swings Back

Bill Axtell In sports, you can count on the pendulum to swing back. The Tigers have in recent years played well vs. teams in their own division. Even last year, when they won only 74 games, Detroit went a combined 41-34 against Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City and Minnesota. This year the pendulum has swung back. Swung back with a vengeance…read more →

Memories of Cuban Winter Baseball

Memories of Cuban Winter Baseball

By Bill Axtell It’s hard to believe, but once upon a time we didn’t have sports 24/7. We didn’t even have television 24/7. There were things called test patterns that ran when no actual television programs were on. It was a different world when I first became an avid follower of what some of us still consider the national pastime….read more →

Tigers Prospect Wynton Bernard

Tigers Prospect Wynton Bernard

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING LAKELAND, FL Throughout My 37-years in Sports Media, I’ve interviewed some of the most unbelievable and interesting personalities. Some of the ones I’ve enjoyed are Minor League Baseball Players dating back to My start with the Fort Lauderdale Yankees in 1982. Another one crossed my path during Spring Training when we covered the…read more →

Tribute To Mr. Hockey

Tribute To Mr. Hockey

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTO BY CANDICE EBLING (MARK HOWE) If September 11, 2001 and December 7, 1941 are dates that are unforgettable dates in American History, then June 10, 2016 is a day in sports that will not likely be forgotten. This is the day that Muhammad Ali’s Funeral took place as “The Greatest Of All Time” was laid to…read more →

Tigers Prospect Wynton Bernard

Tigers Prospect Wynton Bernard

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING LAKELAND, FL Throughout My 37-years in Sports Media, I’ve interviewed some of the most unbelievable and interesting personalities. Some of the ones I’ve enjoyed are Minor League Baseball Players dating back to My start with the Fort Lauderdale Yankees in 1982. Another one crossed my path during Spring Training when we covered the…read more →

Thanks for the Memories

Thanks for the Memories

By George Eichorn The news hit us like a ton of bricks. Muhammad Ali. Al Ackerman. Gordie Howe. Just like that, three men that we looked up to and admired are gone from our midst. One cannot imagine a worse week for sports fans – in Detroit especially – as we lost “The Greatest of the Them” in Ali’s death,…read more →

Tribute To The Greatest Of All-Time

Tribute To The Greatest Of All-Time

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH On Friday June 10, 2016, Muhammad Ali was laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, KY at The Cave Hill Cemetery. The “Greatest of All Time” will Rest In Peace with Kentucky Fried Chicken Founder Colonel Harland Sanders. On Saturday June 4, 2016, the day after Ali died, I posted My Memorable 1982 photo with The…read more →