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This was what Sparky Anderson told Kirk Gibson during the '84 World Series just before Gibby hit a homerun that helped the Detroit Tigers win that World Series. This is one of the memories I'll have of Sparky. The former Tigers manager passed away today at the age of 76 due to complications from dementia. This is a great loss not only to Tigers fans but baseball as well. Today we lost an amazing ambassador of the game and one of the greatest managers of all time.

RIP Sparky, you will be greatly missed.


Oct. 10th, 2010 06:12 pm
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My Red Wings have opened the NHL season 2-0 after a win over the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Also, the Detroit Lions won their first game in commanding fashion.

This phrase from Mel Allen comes to mind about the Lions: "How about that?"
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The Detroit Pistons are going to be sold and the man that may purchase the team has some experience in owning major sports teams. Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers is in the running for the Pistons. Mr. I., if successful, will become the first person in the US to own 3 major sports teams.
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As far as I care it couldn't happen fast enough. The Tigers ended the season with 4-2 win and ending a 6 game losing streak. Today, 3 of their free agents were told they would not be pursued by the club. Two of them I personally agree with but the last, I wish they would consider going after. Plus, they mentioned a couple of their FAs that they would try and resign but one I wish they wouldn't.

For me, I would base decisions on performance and that would be several guys wouldn't be coming back. This team has plenty of potential with the right players and if they could get consistent performances from pitchers and hitters, the Tigers would be an exciting ballclub to watch.

The Tigers make the right moves this offseason, they may become that team.
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I started this on Twitter so now I'm doing it here. If you think Tigers manager Jim Leyland should be fired, give me a hell yeah.


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