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Tonight, in Lakeland, one of our favorite baseball players ever (non-Tilde’d edition) took another shot at redeeming his career.

Take a Ride on the D-Train!

Take a Ride on the D-Train!

This was Dontrelle’s line: (more…)

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Did you think it was possible that the Tigers could score five runs off of Roy Halladay and still manage to get their ass kicked? Of course you did! It helps when this guy is your starting pitcher:

Rogers Centre crowd watches Justin Verlander warm-up before the game

Rogers Centre crowd watches Justin Verlander warm-up before the game

The Big Tilde went 2/4 with a run scored, the Son of Grander went yard and so did Brandon Inge. The bats weren’t bad tonight at all considering they were facing one of the best starters in the league. Team Venezuela had a strong regular season debut in the middle of the lineup, and the Tiggers need that kind of production this year if they’re going to have a shot at winning the Central. Really, all that’s inexcusable is giving up 12 runs to the Blue Jays.

Edwin Jackson makes his regular season debut for the Tigers tomorrow. Here’s to a better result this time tomorrow.

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So, after a week of spring training we’re feeling really good about the pitching staff, aren’t we? It’s ok. I promise. I mean, it’s only been a week. We can’t expect miracles. Right? Right?

Well, if Dontrelle, Nate, Zach, and Armando are going to be, uh, less-than-perfect, then at least we won’t have to worry about putting it all in the hands of these guys too often. The candidates who are looking to compromise compose the Tigers esteemed bullpen await you after the jump. (more…)

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74-88.

Yes. You know exactly what that number means. Heck, reversing that number would have still been a disappointment heading into the 2008 season. Sure, the Tigers didn’t have the 1000 run offense that was predicted, but the 824 they did score wasn’t awful and was good for fourth in the AL. It was the 857 runs allowed, good for 3rd worst in the AL, that ultimately undid the 2008 Pre-Season Paper World Series Champion Detroit Tigers. Granted, we can look to the disastrous bullpen for a lot of the responsibility, but the terrible seasons endured by all but one of the starting pitchers can not be ignored. Can we expect things to change? I think we’re all expecting improvement, but how much improvement will likely depend on the works of this gentleman… (more…)

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The always essential Detroit Tiger Weblog informs us that it’s been a busy afternoon with the Tiger roster…
Say Hello:

  1. Brent Clevlan
  2. Mike Hollimon
  3. Denny Bautista

Wave Goodbye:

  1. Cletus The Slack Jawed Back-up (DL)
  2. Ramon Santiago (DL)
  3. Aqualino Lopez (Bereavement)

Clevlan has been a monster in Toledo this spring and Hollimon provides good pop for a reserve infielder. Brent been up a few times, but not yet this year. Mike will be making his major league debut when he gets in. Bautista had a strong rehab in Toledo, and hopefully that will carry over and he can provide some help to a struggling bullpen. Just think – in a month, we may be celebrating the return of Rodney and Zumaya…

Enjoy the game tonight gang, I’ve got a hot date tonight with the missus and Jenny Lewis. Only one of them is aware of this date though…

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In an ongoing effort to support and honor the Big Tilde, your intrepid reporter went out in the 37-degree rainstorm that encompassed New Comiskey Park Saturday to document the Tigers-White Sox game

Not doin’ THAT again any time soon.

I bundled up appropriately for the occasion: thermal underwear, Tigers shirt, Bears hoodie, Bears pullover jacket, wool cap. I probably should have brought a pup tent and a portable gas stove as well. Maybe a creature to cut open and crawl into for warmth by the seventh.

Still, onward and upward: here’s how we support the Tilde on what might have been the worst day of the season thus far.

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