Tigers Baseball

Tigers Spring Training

By George Eichorn   It’s easily one of the most fun times of the year. Spring training brings with it unbridled optimism about a particular team’s chances for the post season. It’s no different here than in Boston, Anaheim, Miami or Seattle. Every club is perfect so far as they prepare for the longest marathon in sports: the Major League…read more →

Detroit Tigers Day at Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association

Detroit Tigers Day at Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association

From DSBA Executive Committee: RSVP Now for Thursday, January 26, 2017: Detroit Tigers Day at Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association MEDIA ADVISORY and Media Luncheon FOR:            DSBA Members, Media Members WHEN:       Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (approx.) WHO:          Al Avila, Detroit Tigers Executive Vice…read more →

The World Series: What Did We Learn?

The World Series: What Did We Learn?

By Bill Axtell The 2016 World Series was excellent in most respects, although it still annoys me to see the baseball season drag into November. Seems to me the season should end with the arrival of football weather and game conditions that are far from optimal, but nobody asked me. This year’s Fall Classic illustrated and drove home a baseball…read more →

Former Tiger Darnell Coles Embraces Brewers Challenges

Former Tiger Darnell Coles Embraces Brewers Challenges

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING Although the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians is almost over, it’s never too late to reflect on the 2016 regular season. When we were in Milwaukee to see the Brewers in action against the Pittsburgh Pirates during late August, I caught up with another baseball friend Darnell Coles. I’ve…read more →

Unlikely Opponents Square Off in Fall Classic

Unlikely Opponents Square Off in Fall Classic

Bill Axtell As predicted by precisely no one, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians will meet in the 2016 World Series. Oh, the up-and-coming Cubs, with a critical mass of youthful stars, a solid starting rotation and Aroldis Chapman, were on everybody’s radar. Experience the club acquired in 2015 seems to have helped. Not to mention the off-season acquisition…read more →

Boston’s Brian Butterfield

Boston’s Brian Butterfield

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING My Grandmother Sophie Morganroth always taught me that there is a time and a place to do things. Sometimes I take her comments to different extremes. But during Spring Training, along with My Photographer Candice Ebling, we spent Easter Sunday covering the Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies at jetBlue Park (also known…read more →

Memories at Miller Park

Memories at Miller Park

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING MILWAUKEE, WI Prior to this past weekend, the only times I’ve been to Miller Park was when I attended a game with family, and went to Friday’s to eat meals with family. Three years ago, I had My 51st Birthday Party at Friday’s with family and it was a blast. But at long…read more →

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 →

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 →