Detroit Sports Nation http://detroitsportsnation.com Giving the fans a voice Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:05:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Giving the fans a voice Detroit Sports Nation no Giving the fans a voice Detroit Sports Nation http://detroitsportsnation.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://detroitsportsnation.com Is this flying over the fence catch the best play ever? http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/ddrysdale/flying-fence-catch-best-play-ever/33075/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/ddrysdale/flying-fence-catch-best-play-ever/33075/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:00:09 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=33075

Baseball is officially upon us, both professional and amateur, which means we will be seeing our fair share of amazing highlights on the field.

This amazing over the fence catch happened on Wednesday during the Indiana and Evansville game and could possibly be the greatest play of all-time. What do you think Nation, can you think of one better? If you can, let us know.

 

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Must see: Yoenis Cespedes smacks his first home run as a Tiger http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-mlb/shawnd/must-see-yoenis-cespedes-smacks-first-home-run-tiger/33058/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-mlb/shawnd/must-see-yoenis-cespedes-smacks-first-home-run-tiger/33058/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:30:46 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=33058 For your viewing pleasure, Yoenis Cespedes destroying a baseball to left field. It is his first home run as a Detroit Tiger. Let's hope we continue seeing this from the man currently hitting .308 on the season.

 

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Tigers news and notes: Tigers streaking, historic start, Verlander update http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-mlb/bdangelo/tigers-news-notes-tigers-streaking-historic-start-verlander-update/33055/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-mlb/bdangelo/tigers-news-notes-tigers-streaking-historic-start-verlander-update/33055/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:00:59 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=33055 The Detroit Tigers continue to play some great baseball to open up the 2015 season. Their start is one for the history books, and brings along some good omens with it. We take a look at these items, plus check in on the health of Justin Verlander in today's news and notes.

Tigers 2, White Sox 1

The Tigers continue their torrid pace to start the season, today by defeating the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on a walk off single by Jose Iglesias.

David Price got the start for the Tigers, and was extremely impressive for the third consecutive outing. Price's start continues a string of great Tigers starting pitching to begin the season. Price was able to go eight innings today, giving up only one run while striking out nine White Sox batters. Price saw his ERA fall from 0.00 to a paltry 0.40

The win pushed the Tigers record to 9-1 on the season, and they now lead the AL Central by 1.5 games over the Kansas City Royals who play later tonight.

Historic start continues

The start for the Tigers this season is one for the teams record books. This is just the fourth 9-1 start in the teams long and rich history. The other teams to start 9-1? Those would be the teams of 1911, 1968, and 1984. I think we all know what happened in '68 and '84. Now we aren't saying the Tigers are going to win it all this year, but history does tend to repeat itself.

Verlander ruled out for Tuesday

All Tigers fans are wondering when Verlander is going to make his first start of the season. The answer is apparently not next Tuesday. The Tigers officially ruled Verlander out for the start in next Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees. In his place, Kyle Lobstein will once again get the start.

The Tiger of your nightmares

Here's a word of advice for everyone. Drawing a Tiger is a lot harder than you may think. One local artist found that out the hard way. He drew  a replica of the Tigers logo on a barbershop window, and the end result is one that will haunt your dreams for years to come.

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Historic start continues: Tigers won the World Series with last two 9-1 starts http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-mlb/shawnd/historic-start-contunues-tigers-won-world-series-last-two-9-1-starts/33045/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-mlb/shawnd/historic-start-contunues-tigers-won-world-series-last-two-9-1-starts/33045/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:20:41 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=33045 The Detroit Tigers won again on Friday, 2-1  against the Chicago White Sox, thanks to Jose Iglesias's walk- off single to boost their record to 9-1 only ten games into the young season.

It's been 31 years since the last time the team started a season 9-1, that was in 1984. Yes we know what happened that year, the Tigers started 35-5 (best 40 game start in MLB history) , and ended with a regular season record of 104-58 enroute to winning the championship.

"So what? That's just a coincidence". You're probably not buying it one bit, and I don't blame you. However the last time prior to 1984 the Tigers went 9-1 they won they World Series also.

In 1968 the Tigers started 9-1, then lost seven of the next eleven games but would finish the season with a record of 103-59. Then of course they won it all.

So whatever you want to believe right now about that fact is your belief. I am not saying the Tigers will win it all right now, quite frankly because it's very early in the season. I'm not doubting this team couldn't break its own 35-5 start record though. If that so does happen, I am sure many will be giving the championship to the Tigers.

I think they can win it all, but let's see what happens next all I know is this team is a lot of fun to watch right now. Everything from starting pitching, to hitting, to base running, to even the dreaded bullpen is working for the Tigers.

So just sit back in relax nation there is still 152 games left. Tell us your take on this!

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NHL players mic'd up, talking trash before fighting (Video) http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/ddrysdale/nhl-players-micd-talking-trash-fighting-video/33038/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/ddrysdale/nhl-players-micd-talking-trash-fighting-video/33038/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:30:38 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=33038 With the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, we are sure to miss the amount of fighting that takes place during regular season hockey. Here is a video that not only shows the fights, but catches some of the best "trash talking" you will ever hear. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Antonio Guzman for sharing this with me.

 

 

 

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