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Favorites emerge to replace Mario Impemba and Rod Allen as Detroit Tigers’ TV voices

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For most Major League Baseball teams, this is usually the time of year where fans are talking about which free agents should be signed and which young players have a chance of making the team out of Spring Training.

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Though that is partially the case for Detroit Tigers‘ fans, there is also something else they have been discussing. That topic is, who will replace Mario Impemba and Rod Allen as the Tigers’ television voices on Fox Sports Detroit?

According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, Matt Shepard seems to be the favorite to land the job at the Tigers’ play-by-play man, while he expects former Tigers’ greats Kirk Gibson and Jack Morris to be considered to replace Allen as the team’s color commentator. In fact, Fenech notes that Gibson and Morris could end up splitting the duty.

From Detroit Free Press:

At this point, the leader in the clubhouse seems to be Matt Shepard and a rotating cast of color commentators.

Fox Sports Detroit has received over 100 applications for the positions, and though they aren’t incredibly close to a decision — expect something in January — it’s certainly one of the questions of the offseason.

For now, it appears to be Shepard’s job to lose. He did a solid job under difficult circumstances in September and carries a lengthy track record of success in the market. It is unclear which direction FSD is leaning in the hiring.

As far as color commentators go, I’d expect Kirk Gibson and Jack Morris to remain in the fold, perhaps splitting duties.

Because of that, Shepard’s versatility is a benefit: He is seen as someone who can seamlessly transition between personalities.

Nation, what are your thoughts on this? Who would you like to see replace Mario Impemba as the Detroit Tigers play-by-play man? Who would you like to see replace Rod Allen in the Tigers booth?

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BREAKING: Detroit Tigers announce SP for Easter Sunday

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According to the Detroit Tigers, lefty Daniel Norris will get the start on Easter Sunday. It will be his first start of the 2019 campaign.

In three appearances this season, Norris has posted a 4.32 ERA with four strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work.

NOTE: Saturday’s game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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REPORT: Detroit Tigers seem to have something special planned for Steve Yzerman

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Steve Yzerman has officially been announced as the next Executive VP and General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings.

That took place earlier at Little Caesars Arena which means Yzerman probably is looking for something to do for the remainder of the evening, right?

Well, it sounds like the Detroit Tigers have him covered.

According to Tony Paul of the Detroit News, it “looks like” Yzerman will be throwing out the first pitch before tonight’s game between the Tigers and the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park.

The Tigers even have a uniform ready for The Captain.

Nothing has been officially announced but it looks like Yzerman will indeed be throwing out the first pitch before tonight’s game.

LOOK: Detroit Tigers honor Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman on scoreboard

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LOOK: Detroit Tigers honor Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman on scoreboard

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On Friday, the Detroit Red Wings held a 3 p.m. press conference, officially announcing Steve Yzerman as their next Executive VP and General Manager.

Earlier this morning, news broke that Yzerman was coming home and that has certainly been the talk of the town.

As you can see in the photo below, the Detroit Tigers are welcoming Yzerman back to the Motor City via a picture on their scoreboard.

This is real, folks! Our Captain has returned home!

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A letter from the Editor: Welcome home Steve Yzerman

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