Cody Bellinger’s 37th Home Run

He hit this ball into a conniption.

 

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Who said…

…the negro should be accepted wholeheartedly and not grudgingly. The negro has the right to play professional baseball and who’s to say he does not.”

If you answered, Ty Cobb, you would be correct.

Apparently, the first time Cobb was asked about race was after he retired in 1953, when a reporter for the Sporting News asked him what he thought about the integration of the Texas League.

Check out Charles Leerhsen’s new book, Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty.

 

 

Tigers Offense as bad as Bullpen

Ok, I’ve been silent long enough.  I am so disgusted with the Tigers, I can barely watch them.  This team needs a wholesale change from top to bottom.  I like BA but he has to go, so does Legendary Lloyd McClendon, Alex Avila Sr. and any player on the roster except for Michael Fulmer.

The bullpen has blown for as long as I can remember although it hasn’t been for a lack of trying.  It just seems like no matter who they sign, or who they bring in, the results are the same. So it time for a different mindset and a different perspective.

Management has to take full responsibility for the putrid offense.  This offense has been the same feast, mostly famine, garbage for at least as long as bullpen has  been crappy.  The problem I have with the offense is that there is never any change in strategy.  They keep bringing in the same type of player, a lot of power but speed or average.  It hasn’t been working and I’m not optimistic about sticking with the same plan.  It has just gotten to the point that I struggle to watch them.  If Tigers aren’t careful, I’m going to be a former season ticket holder and I won’t be buying their $7.00 pops anymore.

#NiceBullpen

In honor of the wonderful job the Tigers Bullpen has done five games into the 2017 season, let alone the last 10 years, I’m starting a new twitter hashtag campaign, #NiceBullpen.

Bruce Rondon’s ERA is 40.50, is that good for your setup man?  Fear not, he has run into some bad luck, opponents are only hitting .500 against him.

Kyle Ryan, Anibal Sanchez, Alex Wilson, and Shane Greene haven’t been much better.