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Baseball Insider Archive: Tigers

Tigers' perfect* game: You can't change history... or wait, who says you can't?

Everyone who saw Detroit Tigers right-hander Armando Galarraga lose his perfect game in excruciating fashion will agree on three things: *Umpire Jim Joyce blew the call. *Galarraga deserved a perfect game. *And something needs to be done. The knee-jerk proposals for what should be done in the wake of Joyce's...

By Dave Sheinin  |  June 2, 2010; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
Categories:  Indians , Tigers  
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Tigers' Galarraga loses perfect game on blown call

Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew. Highlights: CLE/DET "I just cost that kid a perfect game," Joyce said. "I thought he...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  June 2, 2010; 10:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Indians , Tigers  
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Rank Detroit's Collapse

Where do the Tigers rank in terms of all-time choke jobs? First? Second? A distant fourth? Does the fact they made it to Game No. 163 -- a one-game playoff for the divisional crown -- make their story more or less heartbreaking? More or less defensible? What do you think?

By Cameron Smith  |  October 7, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Tigers , Twins  | Tags: Tigers, Twins, playoffs, poll  
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Tigers Strike First

The Tigers are out in the lead in the one-game, winner-take-all bid for a playoff spot thanks to a walk from Twins starter Scott Baker and hits from Magglio Ordonez and a towering homer by Miguel Cabrera, he of significant controversy entering this afternoon's game.

By Cameron Smith  |  October 6, 2009; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Tigers , Twins  | Tags: Joe Mauer, Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, Twins, miguel cabrera, playoffs  
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The Last Thing the Tigers Needed...

With the pressure of an entire season on their shoulders, the Detroit Tigers now has to answer questions about first baseman Miguel Cabrera who was involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife after coming home drunk at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

By CJ Holley  |  October 6, 2009; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Playoffs , Tigers , Twins  | Tags: al central, detroit tigers, miguel cabrera, minnesota twins, playoffs  
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A Sign-Stealing Scandal in Detroit?

The Twins awoke this morning to discover (largely via media members) a video was circulating around the Internet purporting to show Twins catcher Joe Mauer signaling signs, or perhaps pitch locations, to teammate Jason Kubel on Tuesday night, when Mauer was a runner on second base and Kubel was at the plate facing Tigers ace Justin Verlander.

By Dave Sheinin  |  October 1, 2009; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Tigers , Twins  | Tags: Tigers, Twins, playoffs  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Time for the AL Central Showdown, CJ Holley , September 28, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , September 18, 2009
How Apropos: Error Seals Tigers' $18 Million Pact, Cameron Smith , September 16, 2009
The Press vs. Fernando Rodney, Cameron Smith , September 10, 2009
Apparently It's Not a Celebration, CJ Holley , September 9, 2009
Lawyers and Beanballs: A Harvard Reflection, Cameron Smith , August 21, 2009
O's Trade Huff to Tigers, CJ Holley , August 17, 2009
The Counfounding Contract of Magglio Ordonez, Cameron Smith , August 14, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , August 13, 2009
Why Press Conferences Need A Skeptical Ear, Cameron Smith , August 13, 2009
Peavy Finally Goes to Chicago, CJ Holley , July 31, 2009
Tigers Make Their Move, CJ Holley , July 31, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , July 22, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 29, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 19, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 9, 2009
Talking Behind Their Back: Tigers, CJ Holley , June 1, 2009
Talking Behind Their Back: Blue Jays, CJ Holley , May 28, 2009
Remembering Mark Fidrych, Cameron Smith , April 14, 2009
Goodbye Gary, CJ Holley , March 31, 2009
Doubts About Willis' Disorder Surface, Cameron Smith , March 30, 2009
Willis to the DL With ... Anxiety Disorder?, Cameron Smith , March 29, 2009
Pudge to Sign With Houston, CJ Holley , March 16, 2009
Despite Success, Venezuelan Heat On Ordonez, Cameron Smith , March 16, 2009
A Tale of Two Young Pitchers, CJ Holley , March 13, 2009
D-Train Getting Back on Track, CJ Holley , February 25, 2009
Tigers, Verlander Avoid Arbitration, Cameron Smith , February 3, 2009
To Arbitrate, Or Not To, Cameron Smith , January 20, 2009
Red Sox Make Offer To Tazawa UPDATE, Cameron Smith , November 28, 2008
Day 6: Around the Horn, Tracee Hamilton , November 19, 2008
Tampa Bay, Detroit Raise Prices. What?, Tracee Hamilton , November 18, 2008
Big Free Agents Float Demands, Cameron Smith , November 4, 2008
Mostly Quiet on the GM Western Front, Cameron Smith , November 4, 2008
Tigers Give Renteria $3 Million, Tracee Hamilton , October 30, 2008
Philadelphia Can Win, by John Kennedy Toole, Cameron Smith , October 22, 2008
Deeper Perspective Still Shines on Rays, Cameron Smith , October 8, 2008
Tiger Stadium Reprieve, Tracee Hamilton , October 7, 2008
 
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