Here's video of Anibal Sanchez seemingly working a knot out of Miguel Cabrera's back. Anibal Sanchez is a great teammate, because great teammates strike out 17 in some games, feed seeds to their rotation mates, and massage their Triple Crown winners.
Wait a minute -- he's not going to put that hat back on his head after sneezing in it, is he??? That's disgusting. But at least he had the courtesy to cover his mouth.
Happy ending?no comments
The Pistons teased it on Tuesday and unveiled it on Wednesday -- alternate uniforms for the 2013-2014 season!
Pistons unveil “Motor City” jerseys, which they’ll wear in 10 games this season: pic.twitter.com/Uxb1ONPUJj— DetroitBadBoys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) August 14, 2013
Bad ass, boy. Rev some engines, show off that horsepower, and go back to work. I'm a fan.
I'm also a fan of the Pistons' press release. Very Detroit4lyfe friendly:
Motor City uniforms will be worn on selected Sunday dates as part of the club's Motor City Sunday theme nights as well as one holiday home game and three road games shown on the schedule below:
Date Game Time (EST) Sunday, November 3 Boston 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 17 at L.A. Lakers 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 29 L.A. Lakers 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1 Philadelphia 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8 Miami 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15 Portland 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 5 Memphis 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26 at Dallas 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at Boston 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13 Toronto 3:30 p.m.
Motor City Sunday theme nights will give fans a chance to showcase their shared pride in celebration of all things Detroit. Doors will open early for Sunday tip-offs giving families and friends the opportunity to wrap up the weekend together while enjoying Detroit pride-centric elements of the game night experience that include music, entertainment programming and specials on Detroit made products.no comments
In the bottom of the 6th inning of the Tigers' 6-2 loss on Monday night, shortstop Jose Iglesias made a pretty great throw. With a not-so-simple flick of his wrist, while falling forward, and almost parallel to the ground, Iglesias somehow managed to get enough on the throw to get the runner at first. Even if the runner was safe, he was called out on principle.
It's a highlight that might leave your elbow hurting, jaw dropped, and genitals tingling a little bit (if you're into hot baseball porn).
With two outs in the top of the ninth, after falling behind 0-2 and fouling two balls off his left leg, Miguel Cabrera powered a 2-2 pitch from the game's greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera, over the center field wall to tie a 3-1 game and at least momentarily keep a 12-game winning streak alive.
Epic at bat in high drama circumstances:
The Tigers lost the game in the 10th inning, but this will be the story of the game. The Sandman vs. the reigning Triple Crown winner. The game's best vs the game's best. The best.
The blown save was Rivera's first against Detroit since 1999 -- 14 years! It was only the second time in his career he has allowed more than a single run against the Tigers. As good as Rivera has been throughout his career, he has always been even better against the Tigers. This was a really fun moment, win or lose the game.
And hey, 12 out of 13 ain't so bad.no comments
Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, rookie out of BYU, made a veteran athletic play on a normal shitty Mark Sanchez throw in the first preseason game on Friday night. Ziggy then took the pick in for six. It was Ansah's fourth play in the NFL, albeit just an exhibition. It was awesome.
Here's a GIF via SB Nation:
Here is your 2012 Triple Crown winner tripping over third base and tipping his crown to those who witnessed the Detroit Tigers' best slugger have a bit of a Cleveland Indians moment:
Cabrera had another three runs batted in to help the Tigers complete the four-game sweep and the Indians pitched Ryan Raburn. I think Cabrera made out okay.no comments
Herman Moore was my favorite wide receiver growing up. Calvin Johnson gets the nod for my all-time favorite wide receiver nowadays, but Moore will always have a special place in my heart - I still have his oversized authentic jersey collecting moths in my closet. Moore caught 670 passes for over 9,000 yards and 62 touchdowns in over a decade in the NFL. Like Megatron, Moore was physically imposing at 6-4, 210, but he didn't have the same God-given gifts like Calvin. But, still, if Moore played with a better quarterback and I was into online football betting, I bet Moore would've had an even more successful career than he already did.
So it was especially neat to see him catch a touchdown pass from my favorite Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during training camp this past week. Easy fade route. Easy lob. Easy catch over naturally lost Lions defensive back. Easy practice touchdown.
See for yourself:
Moore may not have what it takes to line up at wide out for the Lions anymore, but I'm sure he could start for the New York Jets (although his quarterbacks might make him look bad). Speaking of the Jets, your 2008 preseason champs take on the Jets on Friday night in the 2013 preseason opener. Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford figure to play a couple series before giving way to the rest of the depth chart. Hopefully they can connect on an easy touchdown like Stafford-Moore did in practice this week. (Moore is now a broadcaster for Eastern Michigan.)
(video via Detroit Lions Official Twitter)no comments
At the tail end of the Detroit Tigers' sweep of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona allowed former Tiger Ryan Raburn to pitch an inning. As if the series wasn't hilariously in favor of the Tigers enough, Raburn was summoned from the bullpen to pitch the top half of the ninth inning due to the previous game going 14 innings and the Tigers taking the rest of the Indians' staff out behind the woodshed. Thus, Francona was all, like, ah, what the fuck - let's just pitch Raburn now. Why else did we just give him a 2-year extension?
Raburn threw mid 80s despite not actually finishing on any of his pitches. He looked like he was in serious arm pain while on the mound, or he had too much chew in his mouth, but he did pitch a 1-2-3 against the meat of the nethermost part of the order - Brayan Pena, Matt Tuiasosopo, and Hernan Perez. He actually struck out Tuiasoso (see below):
Look at that those chaw-filled cheeks jiggle. Don't be too hard on Tui, though; it can be really hard to hit a meatball.
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The Detroit Tigers are all about making sure their teammates are well fed. Anibal Sanchez has been seen feeding Max Scherzer seeds, and last night Miguel Cabrera was caught trying to force feed Brayan Pena a Fig Newton. But Pena's nipples were not very excited for Cabrera's cookie. Bad catcher! Cabrera would wind up eating it.
Video is below via MLB.com [H/T Sportress of Blogitude]