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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby D-Day » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:43 am

Interesting that on a night that the Tigers put up 15 runs and 22 hits (so far) that the keystone combination (Infante and Santiago) are the only survivors of the 2003 team.....a team which couldn't score in a whorehouse
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Mud Bug » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:47 am

D-Day wrote:Interesting that on a night that the Tigers put up 15 runs and 22 hits (so far) that the keystone combination (Infante and Santiago) are the only survivors of the 2003 team.....a team which couldn't score in a whorehouse


Both of them left Detroit and years later, came back new men. I can relate.

That was a miserable year. Pitching was horrendous. I vividly remember the last two games of the season, where had they lost either, they would've become the worst MLB team ever. Instead they rallied out of an 0-8 hole to beat the Twins and went on to win the last game too. It was like winning the World Series.

Other notables about that era, seen through the rosy glasses of 10 years passing:

-Gibson worked for Tram. Now Tram works for Gibby. Funny how those things play out.

-Maroth losing 20 games is still talked about on sports radio.

-The very brief attempted comeback of Steve Avery, hometown kid who once was one of baseball's pitching elite.

-Who could've predicted that Fernando Rodney would not only be pitching ten years later, but that he'd be such a dominant closer today, with an ERA below 1?
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Mulligan » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:07 pm

D-Day wrote:Interesting that on a night that the Tigers put up 15 runs and 22 hits (so far) that the keystone combination (Infante and Santiago) are the only survivors of the 2003 team.....a team which couldn't score in a whorehouse

Cross post to HFD Irony


No love for Bonderman?
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby D-Day » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:13 pm

Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:Interesting that on a night that the Tigers put up 15 runs and 22 hits (so far) that the keystone combination (Infante and Santiago) are the only survivors of the 2003 team.....a team which couldn't score in a whorehouse

Cross post to HFD Irony


No love for Bonderman?


Oops...forgot about him. Good looking' out
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Mulligan » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:40 pm

D-Day wrote:
Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:Interesting that on a night that the Tigers put up 15 runs and 22 hits (so far) that the keystone combination (Infante and Santiago) are the only survivors of the 2003 team.....a team which couldn't score in a whorehouse

Cross post to HFD Irony


No love for Bonderman?


Oops...forgot about him. Good looking' out


Dude lost one less game than his age. That's gotta be historic.

I'd love to see Bondo him get a ring. I just don't want to actually watch him pitch in the playoffs.
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby The Beav » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:47 am

Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:
Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:Interesting that on a night that the Tigers put up 15 runs and 22 hits (so far) that the keystone combination (Infante and Santiago) are the only survivors of the 2003 team.....a team which couldn't score in a whorehouse

Cross post to HFD Irony


No love for Bonderman?


Oops...forgot about him. Good looking' out


Dude lost one less game than his age. That's gotta be historic.

I'd love to see Bondo him get a ring. I just don't want to actually watch him pitch in the playoffs.


At this point, better Bondo than Verlander.
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby The Beav » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:04 am

Ummmm. Don't look now, but we continue to lose to teams we ought not lose.
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Doctor Detroit » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:51 pm

We had one big win this week. That bellowing hot dog fuckface is gone.

Yeah, it might have been cute at one time to yell at a kid they should eat their hot dog with mustard, and that you don't carry ketchup, but that was before a fucking hot dog was a $6 investment. Fuck you, good riddance, good luck with your line of mustard. And fuck you.
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Mulligan » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:02 pm

Doctor Detroit wrote:We had one big win this week. That bellowing hot dog fuckface is gone.

Yeah, it might have been cute at one time to yell at a kid they should eat their hot dog with mustard, and that you don't carry ketchup, but that was before a fucking hot dog was a $6 investment. Fuck you, good riddance, good luck with your line of mustard. And fuck you.


I like ketchup on my hot dogs and I don't like mustard on anything, except maybe that guy's shirt.
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Mulligan » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:18 pm

Craig Monroe took the bow tie to a whole new level tonight.
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Andy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:29 am

I barely follow MLB, but this seems dead on to me.

The Tigers could have done the right thing. Instead, they opted for the easy thing.

It’s no surprise that Jhonny Peralta made the 25-man playoff roster. But it’s disappointing, nonetheless. The opportunity was there for the Tigers to stand courageously alone as the Biogenesis scandal reached its next chapter, the admitted cheaters welcomed back and hailed as returning heroes.

While we’re at it, why not just make Biogenesis a partnering sponsor for tonight’s series opener between the Tigers and the Athletics?

Maybe Major League Baseball can get Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch to throw out the ceremonial first syringe tonight at the O.co Coliseum?

The Tigers are perfectly willing to accept the accompanying baggage.

And there will be baggage. If Peralta stars against the Athletics, it becomes a full set of luggage for the Tigers specifically and MLB at large.

It’s funny listening to some of the excuse-makers rationalize that now isn’t the time for taking any strong moral stands because the Tigers’ top priority should be putting themselves in the best position for winning the World Series.

But now is especially the time for a moral statement because there are far more eyes watching with the stakes and consequences building in equal proportion.

Peralta told reporters prior to the Tigers’ workout Thursday that he pretty much understood he would make the playoff roster when the team had him report to Miami last week for the regular season’s final three games.

“I figured this would happen,” Peralta said. “I’m happy for the chance. All I can do is go out and do the best that I can do and see what happens.”

Manager Jim Leyland, meanwhile, said Andy Dirks and not Peralta would start in leftfield for Game 1 — in large part because of a far better track record against Bartolo Colon, the A’s starter and another admitted steroids cheater. Leyland said he would rely on his gut instincts when determining how to best use Peralta — even if that’s in increments. But Leyland admitted early in the week that he happily would tradebetter offense from his leftfielder for solid defense.

I credit Peralta for not shying away from the critical glare since his return last week. He’s not annoyingly pathetic like Alex Rodriguez. He knows he screwed up. He takes questions (he takes the same questions repeatedly from reporters) and certainly seems contrite.

But this has never been about a nice guy stumbling — as we all have at some point in our lives — taking his medicine, standing back up and attempting to move forward.

Baseball framed its entire PED prosecution and punishment template on the understanding that no individual — or no team —was bigger than the overreaching message to the larger audience that an honest, clean competition was paramount to all else.

I guess there was a hidden codicil that specified “unless it involves winning a World Series.”

It will be thrown in the Tigers’ face that San Francisco opted against reinstating Melky Cabrera following his 50-game suspension a year ago for his involvement with Biogenesis. Cabrera was the Giants’ best hitter and a favorite to win the National League batting title when he got nailed.

The Giants recovered from a 0-2 NLDS series deficit and eventually swept the Tigers out of the World Series.

What the Giants did should be thrown in the Tigers’ face.

Colon also was implicated in the Biogenesis scandal. But MLB ruled he didn’t have to serve an additional suspension after his 50-game banishment a year ago.

Texas reinstated another of the Biogenesis group — outfielder Nelson Cruz — for its tiebreaker Monday night. And he got a standing ovation from the Texas crowd, serenading him with a chorus of “Cruuuuuuuuzzzz” when he first stepped to the plate. Common sense would suggest there would remain some hard feelings considering that the absence of Cruz’s run production in the middle of the Rangers’ order contributed greatly to their struggles in September.

But this next chapter of the Biogenesis mess reaffirms what we already suspected — sports remain a morality of convenience.

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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:03 pm

Eh, boy.

If Doug Fister shits the bed tomorrow, can we just blame everything on Austin Jackson?
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby D-Day » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:49 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Eh, boy.

If Doug Fister shits the bed tomorrow, can we just blame everything on Austin Jackson?


I think Miggy's hurt more than we realize......
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:09 pm

D-Day wrote:
The Suburban Avenger wrote:Eh, boy.

If Doug Fister shits the bed tomorrow, can we just blame everything on Austin Jackson?


I think Miggy's hurt more than we realize......


Of course he is, but that shouldn't mean everybody else but Hunter forgets how to fucking hit.
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Re: 2013 Detroit Tigers

Postby Mulligan » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:38 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:
D-Day wrote:
The Suburban Avenger wrote:Eh, boy.

If Doug Fister shits the bed tomorrow, can we just blame everything on Austin Jackson?


I think Miggy's hurt more than we realize......


Of course he is, but that shouldn't mean everybody else but Hunter forgets how to fucking hit.


Can Dombrowski sign Delmon Young for the rest of the playoffs if Tampa gets swept? Bring back Mr. October!
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