Friday, April 5, 2013
Do you proudly wear the orange and blue? Show off your Detroit Tigers gear here by uploading a photo to our fan gallery.
Raise your paws and don that old-English "D", Tigers fans, at long last it's Opening Day at Comerica Park. The home team takes on the New York Yankees today, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Whether you're headed downtown, or watching the game from home, we want you to show your Tigers pride by uploading a photo or video of you and your loved ones (pets included!) rocking the orange and blue. Just click the "Upload Photo & Video" tab on this page to share your shots. What do you love about Tiger baseball? Who's your Tiger this year? How many wins will the team get? World Series or bust? Predictions? Tell us in the comments!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of World Series at Comerica Park.
The Detroit Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. The San Francisco Giants hold a 3-0 edge in the best-of-seven series heading into today's game. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Max Scherzer (16-7, 3.74 ERA regular season; 1-0, 0.82 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Matt Cain, (16-5, 2.79 ERA regular season; 2-2, 3.52 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Nonprofit theater screens 'Pride of the Yankees' to mark start of baseball season.
Baseball season is under way and the Penn Theatre got into the swing of Opening Day festivities in the Metro Detroit area Thursday by screening Pride of the Yankees, the first of its April baseball classic film series. The film depicts the life story of baseball legend Lou Gehrig, who fell terminally ill during a Hall of Fame career in which he played a then-record 2,130 consecutive games. On deck at the Penn for the rest of April: The Penn Theatre will follow April's baseball movies with classic Doris Day and James Stewart movies in May. For a full lineup, check the Penn Theatre website. Be sure to vote in the poll below for your favorite baseball movie. It is by no means a complete list, so if your favorite was left off, be sure to tell …
Monday, March 19, 2012
'Pride of the Yankees,' 'Field of Dreams,' 'Bull Durham' and 'For Love of the Game' planned at historic movie theater.
Spring is almost here — the weather already is here — and soon Tigers fans will hope to see Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera cause nightmares for opposing pitchers. At the Penn Theatre, a historic, nonprofit movie house in downtown Plymouth, America's Pasttime will hit the silver screen each Thursday in April, where the theater will screen Pride of the Yankees, starring Gary Cooper, and Field of Dreams, Bull Durham and For Love of the Game, each starring Kevin Costner. All seats are $3. The Penn Theatre's classic baseball movie schedule is as follows: The Penn Theatre will follow April's baseball movies with classic Doris Day and James Stewart movies in May. For a full lineup, check the Penn Theatre website. Be sure to vote in the poll …
Friday, October 7, 2011
After defeating the New York Yankees on Thursday, the Tigers advance to the American League Championship Series and are one step closer to the World Series.
The Detroit Tigers took a bite out of the Big Apple, and now they are moving on—deep into the heart of Texas, in fact—in the Major League Baseball playoffs. After disposing of the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series on Thursday, the Tigers will take on the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series. If the Tigers can defeat the Rangers, they will advance to the World Series. Everyone seems to have Tigers fever. Fireworks could be heard in Grosse Pointe Woods after the Tigers' Jose Valverde struck out Yankees star Alex Rodriguez to end the game. On Grosse Pointe Patch’s Facebook page, Meghan Allen exclaimed, “Bless You Boys!” "OH YAY...ROCK ON DETROIT!" wrote Deborah McConnell on Hartland Patch's Facebook, …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
As postseason gets under way for Detroit team, memories take center stage.
It’s just plain different. Period. Baseball is sacred to Americans. It’s our game, it’s marked the passage of time for more than a century, and it, unlike any other game, unifies us all. Our grandfathers talked of the game’s greats of their era, as did our fathers to us, as we do to our kids, and as they will to theirs—each generation comparing statistics, impact and status of their favorite players and teams. DiMaggio and Williams, Mantle and Mays, Ryan and Clemens, Pujols and Jeter — each name highlighting endless conversations between generations of baseball fans. Who is better? Where do they fit in list of all-time greats? What if Williams played today, or Pujols played then? Baseball is a common thread woven through the tapestry of …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
This Father's Day, I'll think of my dad as brightly as the day he left for his 10-year road trip with the angels.
My dad has pitched for the angels for 10 years. The games aren’t televised in Detroit and they can’t be found on MLB.com. Team jerseys are currently unavailable, we’re not in the same time zone and I’ve yet to see his team featured on SportsCenter. And although we can’t get mobile updates on our phones, I can imagine he’s pitching out of his mind. He’s dazzling batters one after the next with his floating knuckleballs and intermittent fastballs, “just to keep them on their toes,” he’d say. And as they walked back to the dugout scratching their heads he would watch them, daring them to look back so they could see him smile. He’s on a long road trip now and I miss him. And no, he’s not in Anaheim. My dad plays for the …