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A Tiger fan, living in Jays-land.

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Spring Training Visitors

Kurt's post reminded me of an idea I had -- to make a page where people who are headed to Lakeland this spring can collaborate, suggest things, coordinate, all that jazz. I'll be there for just a...

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With Apologies to Mr. E. Clapton

Yes, this happened. ---------- "Leyland"(sung to the tune of "Layla")What'll you do when you get lonelyAnd Lamont's not waiting by your side?Nobody's running or bunting anymoreIt's all 'bout...

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Expansion and Realignment

A conversation in the Rangers/Rays open thread about expansion and the playoff structure inspired me to play around with the idea of realigning teams and reorganizing divisions. First, who should...

Mariano's Farewell Tour

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I didn't realize he was doing all of this in every city he visits this year. A class act, all the way.

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Detroit Tigers: Bad at Doubleheaders?

Preamble/Rationale In the recap post for Sunday's game, BYB commenter Tiggersmom voiced their frustration at how bad the Tigers seem to be at doubleheaders; we all know what happened on Friday....

The entire Pine Tar game

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I had no idea the MLB.com Classics YouTube channel existed, but now that I do, you'd better believe I'm going to be watching some of these games. Today is the 30th anniversary of George Brett's unfortunate incident. Enjoy!

Feminist Jose Bautista

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It's funny, what can I say.

It's the ghost of Fred Merkle!

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A game between the Lansing Lugnuts and Great Lakes Loons takes a twist out of the pages of the 1908 NL pennant race.

Little Miggy!

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...and I'm not talking about Avi Garcia. These are some classic photos of Miguel Cabrera, back into his teen years. (Cornrows, though? Not a good look.)

The Yankees bring hired goons with them

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Want to heckle the Yankees someplace outside their home stadium? You're going to have to deal with these guys.

McCarver retiring at end of season

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...and the masses cheered. All kidding aside, I wish him the best in his upcoming retirement.

Quick-reference 2013 spring roster

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I took some information from various pages on the official Tigers site and made a 5-page PDF which has the 40-man roster, the non-roster invitees, and little blurbs on the top 20 prospects. Hope you find it handy.

A 2013 Blue Jays Video Game?

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I really wish this was real. Some of the jokes might be a little Jays-centric, but I think all you really need to know is that John Farrell, who was the Jays manager last year, has moved back to Boston. The rest sorta explains itself.

Should AJ be given the green light to steal more?

Jim Leyland talked about having Austin Jackson steal more. Is this really a good idea?

The Fifteen Worst Contracts in MLB

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The nicest part about this article: load it, hit Ctrl-F (or Apple-F if you're superior to the rest of us), and search for "Detroit". Go ahead, give it a try; you'll get to "detr" and it'll say, Nope, nothing here by that name, pal.

ESPN's East Coast Bias, alive and well.

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"Joba gets a text from Youkilis" is somehow a story on ESPN... and yet they wonder why people think they're slanted towards the east coast. Riiiiiiight.

A possible Tiger closer?

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Ugueth Urbina's out of jail, folks. Just sayin'.

Robin Yount shot Dale Sveum!

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Don't worry, it wasn't an Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton thing (or even a Dick Cheney-that guy he shot thing). Sorta nicked him in the ear while they were out hunting together. Everyone's fine. Funny headline, though.

"The way he's been swinging the bat, it's pretty hard not to play him." -- Jim Leyland on Delmon...

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"The way he's been swinging the bat, it's pretty hard not to play him." -- Jim Leyland on Delmon Young, who will start in LF in the National League park

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121020/SPORTS0104/210200389

Porcello's first four years

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Sure, most of this article is about Miguel Cabrera's amazing year. But, buried at the bottom is a list of pitchers who have earned 10 or more wins in the first four years of their career, before their age-24 year. Pretty exclusive (and good) company there.

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What game in history would you see?

As it's a later game tonight, here's a good topic. Some already got started with their answers. Weigh in! --Kurt Over at another sports site, there's a story today about what game various major...

RA Dickey on Letterman

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I'm a big fan of the knuckleball, and of RA Dickey, and of David Letterman; fortunately for me (and now you!), they all come together in this clip. Letterman tries a hand at catching some, and he seems genuinely amazed at what the pitch can do.

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BYB Meetup Part 2: Toledo Boogaloo

It's been a bit of a BYB Meetup tradition for a bunch of us to invade Toledo for the Sunday night game, the day after the Saturday night "official" meetup game in Detroit. This year, the Mud Hens...

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Is Max Scherzer inconsistent?

Short answer: Yes. Slightly longer answer: Yes he is. Long answer: After the jump.

A rotation experiment

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It's not often that managers not named LaRussa or Maddon think completely outside the box, but this is certainly an example. I'm not sure if this'll work or not, but I'm definitely interested in finding out. Glad it's not *my* team trying this, though.

Tigers-Rays, turnin' 'er back

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The article's headline only mentions the Rays, but the Tigers get into the fun of Turn Back the Clock too. (Personally, I kinda dig the Rays' fake-historical unis; they make me want to go out and buy Captain & Tenille records.)

Dmitri Young's Card Collection

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Who knew Delmon's older brother was putting this together? Certainly not me.

"It kind of cracks me up. If people doubt me, if people hate me, I must be doing something right."...

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"It kind of cracks me up. If people doubt me, if people hate me, I must be doing something right." -- Brandon Inge (I'm not sure I follow this logic.)

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Caption this photo!

(This seemed more appropriate as a FanShot, but I needed to be able to format it slightly differently than a FanShot would allow. So, here we are.) Here's a photo from Sunday's game: (Photo by...

Identity Fraud in MLB

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At first the temptation is to say to people like Roberto Hernandez -- the man formerly known as Fausto Carmona -- something like, "You committed fraud, you should never be allowed to play baseball again." Open and shut, right? But, as this report shows, it's a much more complicated case than that. Young men feel immense pressure to be signed by MLB teams, and one year makes a difference to a teenage prospect. Besides, if they can do the job, what's the big fuss about? (If you've never seen the film "Sugar," a film from a couple of years ago about a young Latino prospect trying to make it in the minors, you really should. The story is fiction, but according to a lot of Latino players, it's an extremely accurate portrayal of the pressure they feel, the culture shock they experience, and the loneliness of being far from home.)

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