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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