Tigers Baseball

The Bambino and Religion

The Bambino and Religion

By: George Eichorn The Bambino was very proud of his religious upbringing. George Herman “Babe” Ruth was arguably one of the most prolific athletes of all-time yet life did not come easy for this iconic sports figure. Born in 1895 to working class parents in Baltimore among brick row houses, Babe was the son of George Herman, a saloon operator…read more →

On the American League MVP Race

On the American League MVP Race

By Bill Axtell of the DSBA Miguel Cabrera doesn’t speak a lot of English. Thus, he can’t curry favor with the media as readily as those other guys. While his numbers are more than merely impressive, he’s having what many might regard as a “typical” Cabrera year. And he’s had some off-the-field issues that might be working against him, boring ones as…read more →

Tigers Pennant Race

Tigers Pennant Race

By George Eichorn  Are you ready for a pennant race? The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox are dueling and no one around here is quite sure how it will shake out. Spoiled by last September’s waltz to the American League Central title and off-season acquisition of Prince Fielder, Tiger fans did not expect to have to endure a chase…read more →

Potential World Series Match-Ups

Potential World Series Match-Ups

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH  – With MLB’s non-waiver trading deadline of July 31 approaching, teams are bolstering their rosters for a shot at winning the World Series. During the off-season, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig got his wish by adding another wild-card team that will play a play one game play-in contest for the right to continue in the post-season. There can never be…read more →

Diamond Droughts

Diamond Droughts

By Scott Morganroth – There are droughts in all sports and the LA Kings just recently ended their 45-year dry spell by winning the franchises’ first Stanley Cup Championship on June 11, 2012 defeating the New Jersey Devils in six games. Because of Major League Baseball’s long history, there are droughts that reach the 100-year mark or last many decades. The Chicago…read more →

NBA Coaching Changes (Scott Morganroth Blog)

NBA Coaching Changes (Scott Morganroth Blog)

I don’t blame Shaquille O’ Neal for changing his mind to not interview for the Orlando Magic General Manager position. He was smart enough to know that he had a good TV gig and stayed with it. If he were the GM, O’Neal would have to work tons of hours to restore some credibility back to the Orlando Magic franchise…read more →

Fidrych Vs. Zumaya (Scott Morganroth Blog)

Fidrych Vs. Zumaya (Scott Morganroth Blog)

On February 25, 2012, former Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Joel Zumaya experienced pain in his elbow after throwing 13 pitches in live batting practice for the Minnesota Twins. He tore the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his elbow likely requiring Tommy John Surgery, therefore, ending his 2012 season before it started. On January 15, 2012, he agreed to a one-year contract…read more →

Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues (Scott Morganroth Blog)

Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues (Scott Morganroth Blog)

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH Port Saint Lucie, Fla. – When I lived in South Florida from 1981-1984, the only chance I had to see the Detroit Tigers in Spring Training was in Lakeland. The Tigers never came to Pompano Beach to play the Texas Rangers, Fort Lauderdale to face the New York Yankees or Miami to meet the Baltimore Orioles. But that was…read more →