The Spider. The Worm. The Microwave. Zeke. Buddha. Lambs. Daddy Rich. Bad Boys. These are the names that stick with us in Detroit. The Bad Boys-era Pistons changed the way the game was played. Outside of Detroit, they were hated, but here, they were adored. But it was a long […]

Bad Boys 25, Part 2: Back to Back Bad


Bad Boys
The Spider. The Worm. The Microwave. Zeke. Buddha. Lambs. Daddy Rich. Bad Boys. These are the names that stick with us in Detroit. The Bad Boys-era Pistons changed the way the game was played. Outside of Detroit, they were hated, but here, they were adored. But it was a long […]

Bad Boys 25, Part 1: Building the Machine


Hamtramck Stadium Grandstands
Like I wrote earlier in the season, spring makes me think of baseball. This year I dug deep into the rich history in the southeast Michigan area, looking for places to take the kids for fun and educational purposes that involve baseball. Never one to overlook anything baseball-related I looked […]

Hamtramck Stadium, a Trip through Time



Detroit Tigers, Opening Day 2014
After one week of the 2014 season, the Tigers are 4-1 with one rainout, and are leaving Detroit for a 5-game West Coast trip to face the Dodgers and Padres. While 4-1 looks great, and some unexpected names have stepped up, there is still one glaring problem that can throw […]

Tigers First Week Shows Promise & Problems


Lance Parrish, Jack Morris, Tigers, 1984, no-hitter
“He struck him out and Morris has a no-hitter! Lance Parrish goes out and grabs him and the Tigers get a no-hit performance for the first time since 1958 when Jim Bunning did it!” — Ernie Harwell, WJR broadcast from Comiskey Park, April 7, 1984 A Game No One Would […]

Jack Morris’ No-Hitter, 30 Years Later


Tigers
HAPPY OPENING DAY, Tigers Fans! Now that I have gotten that out of the way, I can get down to the nitty-gritty. I am torn on this season. Part of me sees a huge triumph, a successful season ahead for the Tigers, with two 20-game winners in Justin Verlander and […]

Tigers Break Camp, Head Home with Questions



  William Clay Ford, the billionaire grandson of Henry Ford who owned the Lions, has passed away at the age of 88 from pneumonia in Grosse Pointe Shores. Ford was the only surviving grandchild of Henry Ford, and the youngest child of Edsel Ford. His impact of both the automotive […]

William Clay Ford: 1925 – 2014


Nick Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Sid Abel, Steve Yzerman. These are the names that Nick Lidstrom joined in the rafters of Joe Louis Arena in an emotional ceremony prior to the, fittingly, Avalanche-Red Wings game, as Nick Lidstrom’s number 5 was raised in retirement. No other player […]

Nick Lidstrom, the Perfect Red Wing


Detroit Wolverines 1
I smelled spring the other day. It was nice, I felt young. I have been rubbing a baseball for weeks now, just rubbing it, getting ready for the snow to leave. This time of year, I always get into a mode. Basseball is on my mind, and this year, it […]

Detroit Wolverines, Our First Champs in 1887