Cespedes for NL MVP? Not as crazy as you think

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone.   On July 31st of this Major League Baseball Season, the Detroit … Read more

Beware of Mother Nature! [Video]

As the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds were preparing to play on Saturday, Mother Nature made it well known that she was not going to cooperate. See in the video how a lightning strike brought a very swift end to the baseball proceedings. Luckily no one was injured and the Brewers ended up beating the Reds, 8-6.

Mother Nature does what she wants, but, give it up for the grounds crew!

Bold second half predictions for the Tigers

[tps_header] NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone.  The Detroit Tigers have just passed the official halfway point of the … Read more

Victor Martinez ‘has no respect’ for Pirates

Buckle up, Detroit Tigers fans. These next two games vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates might get a little bit chippy. The Tigers and Pirates have been regular Central division interleague foes for some time now. Three of the five teams in the American League Central have an in-state National League Central counterpart they lock together with every season. … Read more

Flashback: One-handed Jim Abbott gets first career hit [Video]

Flint, Michigan native Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand, made his major league debut on April 8, 1989 for the California Angels. A little more than 10 years later, Abbott picked up his first career base hit as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Here is a flashback to 16 years ago today when Abbott got his first Major League hit. Talk about amazing.

 

 

FLASHBACK: Verlander tosses two career no-hitters

Justin Verlander is now a member of the Houston Astros, following Thursday’s last minute deadline deal. What had been widely speculated for the better part of two months has finally come to fruition.

We can’t thank Verlander enough for his passion, determination, and success he gave to the Detroit Tigers and the city of Detroit. He brought countless memories to Tigers fans nationwide. Perhaps none are bigger than his two career no-hitters.

His first came on June 12, 2007, against the Milwaukee Brewers. The second came on the road on May 7, 2011, against the Toronto Blue Jays. These two moments best exemplified what it meant to witness “must-see JV.”

BREAKING: Tigers place Victor Martinez on 15-day DL

The Detroit Tigers have placed designated hitter, Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list due to Inflammation in his left knee. Victor Martinez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation, according to the Tigers. — anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) May 19, 2015 Martinez came up limping in last night’s game against … Read more

Military in Major League Baseball

It is always good to see sports and the military come together. Professional sports teams always like to show off their support and love for what our brave men and women of the armed forces go through everyday. Those same men and women have the luxury of being able to watch and support their teams, … Read more

On Deck: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates

Series Preview

The Detroit Tigers open up  a 3 game interleague series today against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  For the second straight series the Tigers are guest to another team’s home opener.  This Wednesday is also the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day where all the players from every team in baseball honor Mr. Robinson by wearing the number 42 jersey.  The Tigers come into the Pirates series firing on all cylinders, riding a season opening 6 game win steak.  The Tigers starting pitching and bullpen has had a great start to this young season, giving the Tigers hitters the opportunities to be patient at the plate.  A major downside to the Tigers playing in Pittsburgh, is the loss of the designated hitter, Victor Martinez.  Usually if V-Mart and Miguel Cabrera were 100% healthy coming into the season, the Tigers would have been able to keep V-Mart in the line up by having him play first and shifting Cabrera to third.  V-Mart will still be available for the pinch hit cameo during the series.

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GALLERY: Baseball’s craziest stadium foods of 2015

[tps_header] As a self-proclaimed food connoisseur, I am always looking for something new to shove down my pie hole, even if it may sound a bit crazy. Apparently all I have to do to make my dreams come true is travel around to various major league and minor league baseball stadiums, as they have some … Read more

A Decade in the D: Best Moments From Justin Verlander

Must see JV. That’s what every Detroit Tigers fan has come to expect every time Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander takes the mound for a start. Can you believe that this upcoming 2015 season will be Verlander’s 10th season donning the old English D? Yeah, me neither. I still remember clear as day when he first came … Read more