Metro Detroit area cardiologists saw a spike in patients Saturday night, but ultimately Matthew Stafford ugly looking hand injury was just a false alarm. The season will go on and Stafford is just fine.
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When Brandon Inge departed from the Detroit Tigers, a huge void was left in the hearts of Tiger fans everywhere. Gone was the beloved hero who could do no wrong. Gone was the modest, stoic figure who was always an image of calm in an otherwise turbulent sport. Despite the emptiness in the Tigers’ clubhouse, one man is more likely than other’s to fill the void of favorite Tiger left by the recently departed Brandon Inge—that man is Ryan Raburn.
How unfair is the NFL Draft? The winningest QB in college history went unselected. Unselected in a Draft that had previously seen Jamarcus Russell, David Carr and Tim Couch go number one overall. All three bombed worse than a Nick Cage movie and none of them could have held Kellen Moore’s jock in college–who was 50-3 as starter at Boise State. Granted it was for a team whose field looked like a smurf threw up all over it, but bad taste doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
Brandon Inge is a Detroit Tiger no more. At least for now.
The Detroit Tigers have unconditionally released their love ‘em/hate ‘em utility man in a move stunning to everyone named Brandon Inge. The daunting task to replace Inge’s bat in the Tigers lineup will fall on the massive shoulders of the Toledo Mudhens own Roy Hobbs, Brad Eldred. The 31 year old journeyman has nearly 7 times as many home runs at Triple-A (13) than Brandon Inge has hits this season (2).
Eldred will forever be known as the man who finally delivered the death blow to the most heavily scrutinized–or crappy, if you will–player in Detroit Tigers history. Rumor has it that the president of the Detroit Tigers fan club is petitioning the Detroit City Council to erect a statue of Eldred in Grand Circus Park. The City Council is asking for $2500 in unmarked bills and 7 new iPhones to hear the matter which might be too much to get the deal off the ground.
Either way, kudos to you Brad Eldred for making an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the punchless Seattle Mariners a little more bearable. Expect a ticker-tape parade in your honor down Woodward next week.
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Who doesn’t love a fat guy.
Think of all the great fat guys in history. Teddy Roosevelt? Awesome, but overshadowed by Franklin. Chunk from Goonies, comic relief who made friends with a mutant. The dude with the red hair from Braveheart, pretty badass but he ultimately had to watch his best friend get drawn and quartered and couldn’t do anything about it. John Belushi, John Candy and Chris Farley, geniuses gone way before their time. The bigger they are, the worse things normally work out for them. But here are the Detroit Tigers, a bunch of fat guys out to rewrite the history books.
Rob Gronkowski will not be the cover child for the 2012 version of Madden Football.