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The New Guy

The New Guy

By Bill Axtell As of this writing, we are two games into the major league career of JaCoby Jones. By the time you read this, his propensity for electrifying the Tiger faithful might be a thing of the past. Or his legend might be ever-increasing. In his short time with the Tigers, Jones seems to epitomize the expression “raw rookie.”…read more →

Gold Cup Racing

Gold Cup Racing

By George B. Eichorn of Downtown Monitor Andrew Tate pic courtesy of H1 Unlimited. Columnist It’s the 100th anniversary of the God Cup Race in Detroit. This centennial event is put together by Detroit Riverfront Events. The UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest is back to roar on the Detroit River as the unlimited hydroplanes compete this weekend, August 26-28. Action…read more →

Olympics

Olympics

By George B. Eichorn It was fitting the Games of the Olympics opened last Friday and Michael Phelps was the United States flag-bearer. He is the most-decorated athlete in Olympics history. He’s one of more than 10,500 athletes competing for 4,924 medals. Some 206 countries are represented across 42 disciplines in 28 sports. More than 500 athletes comprise the U.S….read more →

Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

By George Eichorn of Downtown (Detroit) Monitor It was fitting the Games of the Olympics opened last Friday and Michael Phelps was the United States flag-bearer.  He is the most-decorated athlete in Olympics history. He’s one of more than 10,500 athletes competing for 4,924 medals. Some 206 countries are represented across 42 disciplines in 28 sports. More than 500 athletes…read more →

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 →