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Detroit’s Coaching/Manager Changes

Detroit’s Coaching/Manager Changes

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTO BY CANDICE EBLING A year ago, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49’ers at the New Orleans Superdome. Since that time, there has been some shifting for the Detroit Coaching/Managerial Scene. I’ll take this team by team. The Detroit Pistons hired Lawrence Frank on August 3, 2011. In two seasons he compiled a 54-94 mark and Detroit…read more →

Brad Ausmus The Tigers New Skipper

Brad Ausmus The Tigers New Skipper

By George B. Eichorn of New (Detroit) Monitor He’s a nice enough guy. Those of us in the media who interviewed Brad Ausmus as a player in Detroit can certainly attest to that. Yet is he ready to manage an experienced and playoff-tested team such as the Detroit Tigers in his rookie season as a big league manager? The Tigers…read more →

Nit-picking?

Nit-picking?

By Bill Axtell (DSBA Member) I don’t know if the Cardinal Way is the reason the Redbirds are up, 2-1, in the World Series, but I did notice something while watching this year’s Fall Classic. When a third strike gets away from the catcher, he of course has to throw the ball to first base to complete the put-out. Many…read more →

Next Tigers Skipper

Next Tigers Skipper

 BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDY EBLING I don’t think the Detroit Tigers Managerial Search will be as complicated as it seems. There are some good names out there but it’s just a matter of determining if this team needs an overhaul or stays with continuity. Are they looking for a Big Splash? Or a Diamond in the Rough? There…read more →

Motown Mastermind

Motown Mastermind

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH  PHOTOS BY CANDY EBLING I’ll never forget Spring Training of 2005. I went to Jupiter, Florida., to cover a St. Louis Cardinals game and Jim Leyland was managing this contest while Manager Tony LaRussa went on the road.During our interview, Leyland looked relaxed and was having a good time. He was six years removed from his last…read more →

History At Old Orange Bowl Location

History At Old Orange Bowl Location

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING I’ve seen a lot of great football games featuring the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes, but in all of my years of covering baseball, this is the first no-hitter I’ve ever seen in person. Of all places, it happened on the site of the Historic Orange Bowl Location. On Sunday September 29, 2013,…read more →

Tigers Vs. Red Sox

Tigers Vs. Red Sox

By George B. Eichorn of New (Detroit) Monitor Two storied franchises. Two storied games in the American League Championship Series. After two thrilling games against the Red Sox in Boston, the Tigers returned to Detroit last Monday with the American League Championship Series tied 1-1. The Tigers are making their third straight trip to the ALCS. One has to hand…read more →

MLB’s Feel Good Story Lines

MLB’s Feel Good Story Lines

By Scott Morganroth This years final two weeks in MLB’s drive to the playoffs have many interesting Story Lines. Inside those Story Lines, there are some great Manager Of The Year Candidates. There are some perennial losing franchises that have become winners. The 2013 season can also have a “Back To The Past” theme as certain teams which faced each…read more →

Some happy news for Rick Porcello

Some happy news for Rick Porcello

By Bill Axtell of DSBA  Probably happy news for other Tiger hurlers, too, who will benefit in the form of better range at the shortstop position. Jose Iglesias’ fielding prowess has drawn comparisons to Ozzie Smith and Omar Vizquel. The question is, what do you do with Peralta when he returns after a 50-game suspension?  That’s the length of time Peralta…read more →

At the Halfway Point

At the Halfway Point

By Bill Axtell 1.       Part of the problem with the Tigers is Miguel Cabrera can only bat four or five times a game. 2.       The highest compliment I can pay Drew Smyly is he is so poised he could pitch for the San Francisco Giants. 3.       Tiger fans fixate on bullpen shortcomings because Plan A for closer was a guy who never threw…read more →