FLASHBACK: Gary Thorne executes perfect commentating in empty Camden Yards

DSN was mostly hands off this week when it came covering Wednesday’s riot-induced zero attendance baseball game in Baltimore (the Red Wings’ playoff run served as a worthy diversion). But when we stumbled upon Gary Thorne’s seventh inning call of Adam Jones’ booming double to center, we were instantly transfixed:

(the video can be seen HERE if it does not show above)

The crack of the bat, combined with Thorne’s ultra-subdued “Jones will whack the son of a gun to centerfield. That’s deep, it’s deep. And it’s… off the centerfield wall” moved us to a near zen-like state. A part of us wouldn’t mind watching a zero attendance baseball game more often (cue Miami Marlins joke).

That said, when it comes to Gary Thorne, we may still prefer his slightly more excitable mid-90’s NHL on ESPN version:



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Section 313, Seat No. 17: Detroit Tigers 2018 off season blueprint part 1

Now that Justin Verlander is a World Series Champion, we can shift our focus away from our romanticism with a beloved player back to the team we will actually be rooting for next season. The Tigers 2018 season is not going to be the prettiest baseball, not like the expected championship runs of the last decade. But, if we understand that the team will not be what we’ve become accustomed to, and “trust the process,” it can pay off in the long run. To read more click the link below.


Baseball Etiquette: The Book of Unwritten Rules

Every sport has their own set of unwritten rules the majority of players abide by, rules that fans are seemingly always at a crossroads with when it comes to understanding and accepting them as sports consumers. From padding stats in virtually decided basketball game, to rookie hazing football, and things such as “turtling” in hockey… something Red Wings fans are all too familiar with…But when it comes to baseball, they take the cake with unwritten rules. To read more click the link below.


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