Derek Jeter practically built the new Yankee Stadium
Back in the spring of 1992, Tigers great Hal Newhouser was working as a scout for the Houston Astros, and he saw something special in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He reported back to the front office that Derek Jeter, a skinny shortstop who played for Kalamazoo Central High School, would be the […]

Derek Jeter, A Class Act


Tigers
I have been in a state of confusion and anxiety about the Tigers since the third of November. When Moonwalk Leyland retired, I was saddened, because he is one of the greatest managers ever. The naming of former Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus as the new manager, whose only prior managing […]

Tigers 2014: Looking Forward By Going Back


MLB Hall of Fame 1
And, NO, this has NOTHING to do with this year’s results…yet. At 2 pm today, the Baseball Writers Association of America will release who was selected by them to enter the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Big Deal. I no longer care who gets in or not, because, between […]

The MLB Hall of Fame – Why I Lost Respect



Detroit Sports Review 2013
Welcome to Swami’s 2013 Detroit Sports Review! It was a year of highs and lows here in the Great Lakes State for our sports teams. My Detroit Sports Review should cover most of the moments in 2013 that made us celebrate and some of the moments that left us shaking […]

Detroit Sports Review 2013


The Michigan vs. Michigan State rivalry. It is one of the most celebrated rivalries in college football. it is  right up there with Harvard vs. Yale and Army vs. Navy. It dates back to their first meeting in 1898. But, to many fans, including myself, it didn’t really begin until […]

Michigan vs. Michigan State: Giant Rivalry


Jim "Moonwalk" Leyland announced to the team he was stepping down after the Game 6 loss, and told the rest of us Monday morning.
“A little voice inside my head said ‘Don’t look back, you can never look back’”                                                                              -“Boys of Summer”, Don Henley Earlier this week, the Tigers landed at Metro and made their way up I-75, back home to Comerica Park. They have cleaned out their lockers and boarded planes to […]

Tigers Recap: Offseason Uncertainty Ahead



Avila held onto the ball, and Ross was called out. Afterwards, he patted Avila on the rear. But, was it a "Good Play" or a "Gotcha! Play"? The Red Sox won Game 5 of the ALCS 4-3.
Whining, Complaining, and Cheap Shots Mar ALCS This ALCS is a farce. This is not because of the lack of run support by the Tigers offense or because of  the meltdown in our pitching at key times. No, it is because of the unsportsmanlike actions of the Boston Red Sox, […]

Unsportsmanlike BoSox Take 3-2 ALCS Lead


Celebrating the 2013 ALDS win over the Oakland A's
Forget the past, the time is NOW! The Tigers have made it to their third straight ALCS. This time, they draw the undying Red Sox, who easily won the AL East despite pitching problems all season. The last time we faced the Red Sox in September, they hit 8 home […]

Tigers revved up for ALCS title


In this June 20, 1975, file photo, Detroit Tiger's Gates Brown, right, takes batting practice prior as baseman Jack Pierce watches before a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Detroit.
Gates Brown. The name brings up images of a long, hot, tense summer in Detroit’s past. Gates Brown was a fan favorite. He was one of the best, if not THE best pinch hitter of all-time.  His story is a true inspiration. It proves that second chances are both possible […]

Gates Brown: Remembering a Fan Favorite