Tigers Baseball

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

By Bill Axtell Going into Sunday’s series finale vs. Cleveland, the Detroit Tigers topped the American League in batting average and on-base percentage, ranked second in terms of OPS (on-based percentage plus slugging percentage) and placed fourth in slugging percentage. In spite of the all of the above, they ranked ninth in runs scored. Statistics don’t lie. But they occasionally…read more →

My MLB Franchise Four—-Mt. Rushmore

My MLB Franchise Four—-Mt. Rushmore

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH When MLB decided to come up with the Franchise Four at this year’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati, there was absolutely no way that I would pass up on this chance to come up with mine. There are lots of great players that wouldn’t make it because their teams in the 1900’s are no longer in existence. The…read more →

Buyers or Sellers?

Buyers or Sellers?

By Bill Axtell The All-Star break is still more than a month away. But it’s not too soon to wonder whether the 2015 Detroit Tigers will be buyers or sellers once trade deadline day approaches. The club is hardly out of the race. But signs are ominous. A lack of consistency has characterized both pitchers and hitters. And although the…read more →

Opening Day is a holiday in Detroit.

Opening Day is a holiday in Detroit.

By George B. Eichorn of The New Monitor Opening Day is a holiday in Detroit. Fans of all ages play hooky and stream downtown to pack the stadium, the bars, restaurants casinos and other venues to celebrate the opening of the Detroit Tigers season,  This Monday, April 6th will be no different. The Tigers host the Minnesota Twins at 1:08 p.m. at…read more →

Talking Tigers With Jim Leyland

Talking Tigers With Jim Leyland

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING LAKELAND, FL While I enjoy going to different Spring Training Stadiums around Florida, it’s always neat returning to Lakeland. The best part about seeing other stadiums is having the ability to interact with other National Media Members and talking with Tigers’ transplants. But it’s unlikely you’ll see Al Kaline (Mr. Tiger) travel to…read more →

Adios, Mad Max

Adios, Mad Max

By Bill Axtell   One thing people remember most about Jack Morris are the occasional comments he made to Sparky Anderson when the Hall of Fame skipper made the trek from the dugout to the mound to take the ball out of Morris’ hands. “What are YOU doing here?” being among the kindest. Morris liked to finish what he commenced….read more →

Digest These Baseball Facts

Digest These Baseball Facts

While the NFL is heating up, there is no time better for baseball than October. Fall is here and the leaves are falling and changing colors. Other things that are falling are teams that made it to the playoffs as we get ready for the World Series in a few weeks, This story is going to provide some interesting perspective…read more →

They are what we thought they are…not

They are what we thought they are…not

By Bill Axtell, DSBA Member – They are what we thought they are…not With a nod to former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green, this year’s Tigers weren’t what we thought they were. Not a criticism.  Just an observation that what we thought would be the club’s strengths turned out not to be strengths, at least not strengths as we understood them…read more →

A Season Teetering on the Brink

A Season Teetering on the Brink

By Bill Axtell According to ESPN, with a week to go, the Detroit Tigers have an 87% chance of winning the American League Central Division. I doubt that will reassure the Tigers’ fan base, which in spite of (perhaps because of) the team’s many years of regular season success, seems permanently unhinged. After a glorious 27-12 start, turbulence set in….read more →

Conversation With Hall Of Famer Tony Perez

Conversation With Hall Of Famer Tony Perez

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING   The Miami Marlins don’t have any Hall Of Fame Players in Cooperstown, NY, but they do have one in the front office. His name is Tony Perez, 72, the Cuban native, who serves as the Assistant to The General Manager. Perez was inducted into the Hall Of Fame Class of 2000 and…read more →