How good has reserve outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo been for the Tigers? Minutes after the Tigers’ 7-5 loss to the Astros Thursday, angry Tiger fans were complaining about Don Kelly pinch hitting for Tuiasosopo in the ninth inning.
Nick Fairley studies Reggie White’s club move that carried him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He watches Warren Sapp, too. He envisions himself doing the Sapp twist move or the White club.
Utility man Don Kelly does not have compromising photos of Tigers manager Jim Leyland. Neither did Brandon Inge and Ryan Raburn when fans questioned why Leyland rested productive starters for less than productive backups.
The Pistons are officially sleeping with the enemy. The club announced Thursday night former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson is coming in as a senior consultant. Jackson might be friends with Pistons owner Tom Gores, but he is no friend of the Pistons.
Knott, Cody’s girls basketball and softball coach, was killed late Tuesday night when the driver of another vehicle pulled alongside his car in the 11500 block of Petoskey, firing multiple times.
Avila eventually will break his slump, if simply for his own peace of mind. He knows he belongs in the majors. He’s shown he can handle the job. “You are going to have peaks and valleys,” Andy Dirks said.
Collins is gay. He came out Monday — the first active professional player to do so in one of the four major team sports. And, if being gay is as accepted as being black or Christian or Democrat, as people claim it to be, then there’s no need to bring attention to himself.
Ron Teasley, 86, will proudly attend Saturday’s Negro League Tribute game between the Tigers and Atlanta Braves at Comerica Park. Teasley became a Negro League player who got a shot in the majors. He didn’t make it but he is proud that the Tigers are paying tribute to his past.
Sure, the movie is based on events that happened more than 60 years ago when Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But the slurs Robinson faced back then still made some of the kids boil. And think.
Joe Dumars has gotten good advice and bad advice from his bench. But now he is at a crossroads. Dumars is at the plate facing his final out. If he screws up one more time he is out the door, never to return. In times like this you need family.
Burns is the general manager of the Indy Dual in Detroit, which runs May 31-June 2 on Belle Isle. His job is simple, yet complex. Make sure everyone is safe and security is tight.
The problem is the phrase “spend it and they shall come” does not apply to the Pistons. Gores can make all the proclamations he wants, the problem is the Pistons are not a free-agent destination.
Before the Pistons won their fourth consecutive Monday night, 109-101 over the 76ers, Frank sounded like he wants this fight to continue. He wants to go another round, another season. Rumors, however, say Frank’s fight is over. That he’ll be fired after the season ends Wednesday.
Brittany’s love of the Pistons began four seasons ago when her parents bought her a pair of season tickets as a graduation gift from Rochester High.
McGary became a very good college basketball player in the NCAA Tournament. He is not an NBA player — at least, not yet. McGary needs to return to Michigan, to ...
Prince Fielder's home runs were important for a couple reasons: They gave the Tigers a victory, and they might have sparked what has been a stagnant offense to ...
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