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Archive for May, 2008

Ah, nothing like a little roster movement to break up the day…

Earlier this week, Toledo Super Slugger Jeff Larish (not to be confused with Toledo Home Run King Mike Hessman) joined the Tiggers when Sheff re-joined the list of the elderly and infirmed. But today, we bring you more roster changes…

Matt Joyce Needs A Nickname no longer Needs A Nickname for the time being. Joyce was sent down back down to Toledo today after a week of struggles at the plate. And what handsome fella is taking his place?

Why…no…it can’t be!!!

THAT’S CLETE THOMAS’ MUSIC!!!!

The Slack Jawed One comes back to the Motor City for the first time since the return of the Son of Grander. Clete hit .295 in 18 games for the Tigers earlier this year, but he hasn’t exactly been tearing it up in the Glass City, hitting .242 with 5 homers and 20 RBI.

We at the Big Tilde fully expect Clete to be greeted as a liberator in Detroit and expect him to be the sparkplug for a 15-5 stretch. MINIMUM.

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Remember Highlights Magazine? Good, this’ll make the reference a lot easier to get through.

Consider the following paragraph:

Detroit Tigers starter Armando Galarraga took a shutout into the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, only to give up a 2-run home run to Maicer Izturis. Todd Jones then entered the game and retired the next two batters in order to close the game. The Tigers won 6-2 and improve to 22-31, one game ahead of the Royals.

Now count how many things are wrong with it. In case you don’t understand how this works, we’ll point out a sample error in the paragraph:

Todd Jones’ mustache is wearing polka-dot swim trunks.

Now you find the rest!

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Well, we aren’t quite as organized as those who organized the Deadspin Midwest Pants Party, but we are Tiger fans so you should know better than to have expectations of us by now. So, let’s get on with the details:

Who: Friends of the Tilde and Deadspin commenters who want to travel to Detroit for some strange reason

What: A drunken (if that’s your thing) mob of internet nerds wandering around the Copa with SRO tickets

When: Saturday, July 12th, 3:30pm-ish

Where: Comerica Park

Why: Because The Big Tilde loves you.

So, those are the basics. We’ve already got a crowd of at least a dozen or so ready to show up and we’d love to have more of you. If you have any questions, you can reach me at deadonblog at gmail dot com and I’d be happy to answer your questions to the best of my ability. Also, if you like the Facebook, we’ve got a group here.

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No, he can’t.

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Memorial Tilde Weekend

Hey! Remember the last time the Tigers swept a series and we were all happy and bubbly aboot it? (that’s right, aboot) Well, this week’s performance against the Mariners was a super(market) sweep that we all enjoyed. The Big Tilde brought some folks in, so did Grandy, Sheff got some hits, and Matt Joyce Needs A Nickname. HOWEVA, the Tiggers didn’t see King Felix or Bedard so let’s not slap the backs too hard just yet. The last sweep of the Yankees was followed up by getting swept by the Twins…and who is that coming to town, now? Why? It’s the MINNESOTA TWINS. Little Cat tonight, Nasty Nate on Saturday, and JV on Sunday – we put our faith in you.

It’s a long weekend so we probably won’t be around, but the four or five of you shouldn’t worry too much. We’ll see you Tuesday morning with the happy (please?) recap. Be safe and know this…

It was one year ago Sunday that the idea of “The Big Tilde” was born.

Also, Big Tilde Pants Party at the Copa on July 12th. Details will follow.

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Pitchin’ Switchin’

Welcome back Dontrelle Willis. I totally forgot you were even on the Detroit Tigers.

The fear was that The Non-Non-Hodgkins Cat Armando Galarraga was going to be sent down to make room for Locomotive Breath, but instead they took out a pistol and shot Clay Rapada in the shoulder and dragged him to the DL. Hey, whatever works.

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Let’s get this out of the way…Jim Leyland is a ****** grown man, Jim Leyland is 40!

As always, a Leyland rant leads to a quality performance. The Tiggers exploded last night thanks in no small part to Bizarro Rentaria going 4-4 with 5 RBI. The Big Tilde went yard, so did Granderson (3 RBI!), and Justin Verlander pitched well again and with run support finally. Good times in the Copa until the bullpen came in to make it scary. Seriously guys, stop doing that.

Blowing up about Jason Grilli is always awesome.

No more horseshit.

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