2019 Detroit Tigers

June 2, 2019 by  
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Is the Tigers’ payroll killing the franchise?   Ed Kasputis interviews Peter Hoyos, President of Detroit’s SABR Chapter about all things Tigers.

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2017 Detroit Tigers

June 4, 2017 by  
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We’re in the Motor City pondering the fate of this year’s Tigers.  Ed Kasputis interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about things to do in Michigan and his annual Father’s Day Essay Contest hosted by his web site, modernerabaseball.com.

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2016 Detroit Tigers

May 8, 2016 by  
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Episode 343 - Detroit Tigers

We’re in the Motor City as Paul Sullivan from Sully Baseball talks about the Tigers and Deanna Majchrzak from visitdetroit.com teaches us about things to do in Detroit.  Go Tigers!

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2012 Detroit Tigers

April 12, 2012 by  
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Could this be the Year of the Tiger?  Our PhD Committee is in Detroit as our two time predictions champ, Professor Bruce Bukiet makes his 2012 MLB predictions for all teams.  Ed then interviews author, Tim Wendel about his new book, The Summer of ’68: The Season that Changed Baseball and America Forever.  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to the Motor City and head to Beantown.  Fenway is 100.

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2011 Detroit Tigers

June 2, 2011 by  
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Our PhD Committee is in the Motor City.  Who can forget a year ago with Armando Galarraga’s perfect game that was cancelled due to the less than perfect call of the first base ump?  Baseball Bob reviews the Tigers. Ed, Farley & Mark review the surprises of the 2011 season and we hear an 81 year old Ty Cobb interview. This podcast is Pure Michigan.  Then we pack up and head to our homes in Cleveland as we ready for next week’s rockin podcast featuring the first place Cleveland Indians.

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2011 Minnesota Twins

May 26, 2011 by  
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Memorial Day 2011, our PhD Committee is back in beautiful Minneapolis but what a difference a year makes.  The Twins are struggling and in last place. Ed interviews Stew Thornley about Harmon Killebrew.  Frank Ceresi shares his thoughts on MLB veteran Hank Gowdy and and our PhD Committee debates whether playoff expansion is wise.  Then we pack up for the Motor City.  Next week, it’s time to ponder whether the Tigers can catch those Indians?

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Detroit Tigers

May 20, 2010 by  
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Comerica Park

Welcome to the Motor City!  Ed, Farley and Mark explore Motown.  Ed then interviews Norm Coleman who puts on a one man play about Tiger great, Ty Cobb.  Ed then interviews Tom Varitek, Senior Program Manager (and cousin to Red Sox catcher, Jason Varitek) with The Henry Ford Museum.  The Wise Guys battle it out over baseball trivia at Comerica Park.  Ed, Farley and Mark then pay tribute to Ernie Harwell and Sparky Anderson before they pack up and head down I-75 to the Queen City of Cincinnati!

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Norm Coleman as Ty Cobb

May 17, 2010 by  
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The Georgia Peach

This week is Tigers‘ week and who can talk about the Motor City without honoring their greatest ballplayer, Ty Cobb.  Cobb played for the Tigers for 22 seasons with the last 6 as their player-manager.  A patriot, Cobb left during the 1918 season to fight in The Great War (Word War I).

In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Cobb received 222 out of a possible 226 votes.  Cobb set 90 Major League records during his career including the highest career batting average (.366).  Nicknamed the Georgia Peach, Cobb played the game hard and aggressive.  The Detroit Free Press summed up Cobb’s style as “daring to the point of dementia.”

Norm Coleman of Half Moon Bay, California considers Cobb the greatest ballplayer of all time.  Each week Coleman honors the Georgia Peach with his one man play.  Norm will be interviewed on our Detroit Tigers podcast which will be released on May 21, 2010.  Enjoy the video from the first act of Norm’s tribute to Ty Cobb.