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The Best Tigers Team There Was

February 22, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Yesterday, it was my birthday! In honor of my birthday last year, I blogged about Alan Trammell, the only player born on my birthday who I think should be in the Hall of Fame. In honor of my birthday this year, I’m going to talk about the team that Trammell played for that […]

The AL Counterpart to Ralph Kiner

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans and happy new year! When the name “Hank” is said in a conversation about baseball, many times the name is followed by the surname “Aaron.” However, there is another Hank who played baseball and is enshrined in Cooperstown. This Hank could be compared to Ralph Kiner: both players had pretty short Hall of […]

Motor City Mickey

September 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! A little over a week ago, someone who is very important to baseball history celebrated his 73rd birthday. He is not in the Hall of Fame currently, but was a key contributor to his teams. If you didn’t guess who I’m talking about, let me just tell you: Mickey Lolich! Lolich pitched for […]

Three-Headed Cy Young Race

August 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The race for AL Cy Young is down to three pitchers. Detroit Tiger Max Scherzer, Texas Ranger Yu Darvish and Seattle Mariner Felix Hernandez all have their cases for the top pitching award but only one can take home the hardware. Scherzer boasts a 19-1 record, a surefire winner in 1992. Darvish is the only […]

My Top Five Fall Classics In MLB History

February 3, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Hey baseball fans! Today, I want to tell you about my favorite Fall Classics in baseball history!! My only rule is this: no World Series will be in this list that happened in the last ten years. So, let’s get it started with Number Five. Number Five: The 1954 World Series Matchup: Giants vs. Indians […]

The Final Eulogy on the 2011 Phillies

October 10, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

I do not know where to begin, mainly because I cannot believe that it has come to an end.  A week ago I put up a post saying how Phillies’ fans needed to get behind the Yankees to make the World Series in order to seal a remarkable and, by most franchise standards, historic season.  […]

Clearing The Bases

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Rays’ magic ran out in the 1st round playoff loss to the Rangers.  They won the first game, but their lack of offense was a glaring weakness in three straight losses that sent them home. The Yankees had a disappointing end to their 2011 season with a Game 5 loss to the Tigers at […]

If I Ran Baseball-Interleague Edition

June 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Recently a few managers have come out against interleague play, stating the uniqueness has worn off, and that interleague play is tired.  I disagree.  I think it’s great that some interleague “traditions” have stuck around, like Cubs/White Sox, A’s/Giants, and Marlins/Rays.  Ok, so maybe Marlins/Rays isn’t the most exciting matchup, but it’s still the battle […]

Clearing The Bases: AL Predictions

April 3, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Clearing The Bases                                                                                                                                          April 3, 2011 By George Kurtz Yeah I know the season is four days old as of this writing, but today I’ll make my predictions for each division.  It seems the wildcard is no longer a lock to come out of the American League East, not so much because the Yankees and […]

10 Reasons You Should Already Be Especially Psyched for Opening Day

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The smell of freshly laid sod, ballpark hot dogs and seven-dollar beer is in the air (or on the ground). Baseball season is quickly approaching, and fans everywhere — well, perhaps except for Houston, Pittsburgh and Seattle — are champing at the bit to find out how the 2011 MLB season will unfold. Opening Day […]

Beltre Signs With The Rangers… And The Red Sox Keep Getting Richer

January 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I posted this article about Adrian Beltre’s new contract with Texas on my website a few days ago… I am re-publishing a portion of that article here today: As the 2010 season unfolded, the Red Sox front office declared it was interested in re-signing soon-to-be-free-agents Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez. And as the off-season began GM […]

The All-Time Detroit Tigers (a draft book chapter)

November 20, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Who would be selected for a mythical All-Time Tigers dream team roster? And how have others answered this fun question throughout the years?

Little Billy Makes His Play

August 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Little Billy squeezed the handle of his new bat so hard his knuckles were glowing white. His new high performance stick with the composite barrel and optimum swing flex was supposed to eliminate all of his hitting flaws—at least that’s what his dad was banking on when he tossed his credit card onto the counter […]

Tigers Brass Show Their Class

May 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

How could I not go? I told myself back in September when I attended the Ernie Harwell farewell/tribute game that this was going to be my formal goodbye to my childhood radio friend. It was a tearful and joyous day and I was at peace with myself and the fact that the voice of my […]

So Long Mr. Harwell, you will be missed

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

  It was late September, 2002.  I had a busy week scheduled.  Fly out to Kansas City, MO to do a broadcast with the Kansas City Royals and return home and get married on that Saturday.  My first big league broadcast.  The Royals invited the announcers from some of their minor league affiliates to come […]

My Dinner With Ernie

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” I heard these words, and I knew it was time for baseball. I grew up just outside […]

Remembering “The Bird”

May 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The year was 1976; “Frampton Comes Alive” was gaining in music popularity, a former football player was still patrolling the White House, and yours truly had just received a driver’s license. Baseball season started with my next-door-neighbor, Al–a HUGE Detroit fan–telling me about this eccentric, young kid who had made the Tigers’ pitching staff. “They […]

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

March 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Five days in the Florida sun watching baseball without commuting on Metro, conference calls from hell, or stereo political rhetoric.  How can the crowds be so small down here when the grass is so green?

Questions, Answers and Tigers…

February 25, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

I was recently asked to give my two cents about the upcoming Tigers season.  Being one to never turn down an opportunity to speak my mind (well, lets be honest it’s not like people have to ask, I just do it) here are some of my opinions, thoughts and quandries about the upcoming 2010 season… […]