How the Detroit Tigers can make up some serious ground before the All-Star break

If you would have told me in early April that by the time June 25th rolled around the Detroit Tigers would only be 33-42, I would have called you crazy and a hater. Unfortunately, despite snapping their 8-game losing streak on Sunday against the Padres, that is exactly where the Tigers stand, nine games under … Read more

Report: Tigers, Giants have discussed possible trade involving J.D. Martinez

With the news of virtually no player on the Detroit Tigers safe on the roster heading into next spring, the rumor mill will be churning in the Motor City all winter long. The latest one floating out there involves slugging right fielder J.D. Martinez. According to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi, Martinez might be heading for the west … Read more

Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer needs to dominate in final two starts to earn AL ROY

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. It’s hard to imagine where the Detroit Tigers would be without the … Read more

MLB team payrolls again proving that a World Series cannot be bought

Mid-September’s arrival means that the baseball playoff races are in full swing. As of this writing, teams across the league have between 16-18 games remaining on their schedules, and the only race with an already definitive outcome is in the National League Central, as the Chicago Cubs have wrapped up the division title. But how have teams … Read more

Detroit Tigers 2017 Schedule Released

The Detroit Tigers released their schedule for the 2017 regular season today. Opening Day at Comerica Park will be April 7 against the Boston Red Sox. The schedule also features interleague series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Additionally, 17 of the final 20 games of the season feature American … Read more

ON THIS DAY: First ever Sports Illustrated issue is published in 1954

Ranging from the world of College Football to the diamonds of Major League Baseball, Sports Illustrated has become an extremely iconic ‘sports based’ magazine. SI has its usual segments that are seen in every issue published, such as ‘Who’s Hot, Who’s Not’, which covers athletes who are going strong in their respective sports and athletes … Read more

WATCH: Easter egg hunt breaks out for home run ball in spring training game

When young kids go to baseball games, the first order of business instantly becomes retrieving a baseball in some way, shape, or form….even if it means out-dueling dozens of other competitors for said baseball. That happened Tuesday night in Surprise, Arizona in a spring training game between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Giants … Read more

Anything short of a World Series in 2016 should be considered a failure

When then-general manager Dave Dombrowski announced last season that the Tigers would be sellers at the trade deadline in an effort to “re-tool” instead of rebuild, the 2015 season was more or less given up on. He proceeded to trade David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria at the deadline. In return, Detroit received a slew of prospects, some … Read more

Which Detroit team will win a title next?

The last time the city of Detroit had a chance to bring home a title was in 2012 when the Detroit Tigers made it to the World Series but were ultimately swept by the San Francisco Giants. The last time the Motor City was given the title of ‘Title Town’ was in 2008 when the Detroit Red Wings hoisted Lord … Read more

World Series: Mets and Royals set to duke it out

In this corn….err, dugout: A team that had the worst offense in all of baseball prior to the trade deadline. A team that not only saw changes to the roster, but the culture and attitude within the clubhouse. A team that nobody expected to even come close to contending for a division crown in 2015. … Read more

On Deck: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago Cubs

After going 2-4 on their road trip thus far, the Detroit Tigers stroll into Chicago to take on the Chicago Cubs in a quick two game series. The Tigers were nearly swept by both the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros already on their current road trip. A couple of late inning victories is all that separated them from a … Read more

Fan catches bat on the fly, gets kiss [Video]

One of the coolest feelings in the world (I know from experience) is catching a foul ball at a Major League Baseball game. I would guess a step up from that would be catching a flying bat.

That’s exactly what happened during Friday’s game between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants. Not only did this guy make a great play that saved potential injury, but he also got a kiss!

Not a bad day at the ballpark if you ask me.