Chris Ilitch responds to question about Detroit Tigers adding a shortstop

On Monday, the Detroit Tigers held an introductory press conference for LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. During the presser, Tigers owner Chris Ilitch was asked about the team’s commitment to adding a shortstop to the roster. Ilitch’s response was about what you would expect. “We will continue to have the resources available to execute our plan …” … Read more

Chris Ilitch says he wants to build winner for Detroit Tigers’ fans [VIDEO]

It’s Opening Day here in the Motor City, and for the first time since 2019, fans are in the stands at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians. Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch joined the crew on Bally Sports Detroit to discuss the meaning of Opening Day for him, as well … Read more

Chris Ilitch discusses his hopes for Detroit Tigers fan attendance in 2021

It may be only a mere 3% of the 41,083 capacity at Comerica Park, but the Detroit Tigers are planning on hosting at least 1,000 fans for their home opener on April 1. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced that outdoor sports venues that feature seating capacity over 10,000 may have up to 1,000 fans in … Read more

Chris Ilitch releases statement regarding Ron Gardenhire’s retirement

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire has made the decision to call it a career this afternoon, effective immediately. Embed from Getty Images And while the reaction among fans has been pouring in, Detroit Tigers CEO and Chairman Chris Ilitch, the son of the late great Mike Ilitch, released a statement in which he described Gardenhire … Read more

Chris Ilitch, Detroit Tigers make decision on employee layoffs

As the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the world, countless businesses have been forced to make the difficult choice of either laying off or furloughing (temporary layoff) employees. Major League Baseball announced yesterday that teams will be permitted to furlough and/or reduce pay of their employees, as gameplay has been delayed. The … Read more

Detroit Red Wings owner Chris Ilitch comments on job Steve Yzerman has done

Prior to the start of the 2019-2020 NHL season, Detroit Red Wings fans got quite a boost when news broke that Steve Yzerman was coming home to take over GM duties from Ken Holland. Embed from Getty Images Though most still believe that Yzerman will eventually lead the Red Wings back to the Stanley Cup, … Read more

Ilitch family sick of media treatment, trying to change the narrative

While the Ilitch family usually immediately evoke good thoughts from Detroit sports fans, it hasn’t been the smoothest of sailing lately. Controversy surrounding the lack of progress on the District Detroit as well as the use of tax subsidies to build Little Caesars Arena led to a scathing report from Crain’s Detroit last year, as … Read more

Dear Chris Ilitch: It’s time to bring back Dave Dombrowski

Just after midnight, news broke that the Boston Red Sox were firing general manager Dave Dombrowski, despite winning a World Series a season ago. Unfortunately, for “Double-D,” the 2019 Red Sox have not lived up to their $228 million payroll, which is the highest in Major League Baseball.  The Sox are currently 76-67, which is … Read more

Dear Chris Ilitch: PLEASE do the right thing and sell the Detroit Tigers

*Originally published on July 6, 2019 Dear Chris Ilitch, I am writing this letter on behalf of those of us fans who believe you are single-handedly ruining the Detroit Tigers’ chances of ever winning another World Series. On Friday, some very startling news was reported that you decided to give general manager Al Avila a … Read more

Chris Ilitch: Tigers rebuild will result in “a lot of fun”

The Detroit Tigers are well on their way to another losing season. After dropping 98 games the past two years, they’re on pace to lose a similar number this season. However, owner Chris Ilitch is staying positive, and said that he supports general manager Al Avila and skipper Ron Gardenhire during these tough times of … Read more

Chris Ilitch responds to potential Steve Yzerman reunion

Ever since it was announced that Steve Yzerman was stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning despite having one year on his contract left, speculation has run rampant that a return to the Detroit Red Wings was in the works. He is still with the Lightning as an advisor. Embed from Getty … Read more