Archive for April 17th, 2007

Tuesday: 04.17.2007

Tragedy Strikes

The Washington Nationals (including former Tiger Dmitri Young) wore Virginia Tech caps to honor the lives lost in Monday’s massacre in Blacksburg, VA.

By now, everyone knows the horrific events that went down yesterday in Blacksburg, VA at the Virginia Tech campus. The effect of 32 deaths resonates into the lives of hundreds, the online Tigers nation being no exception. Brian Bluhm, a frequent contributor to both the Detroit Tigers Weblog and the Motown Sports forum, was one of the victims of yesterday’s massacre. I never personally interacted with Bluhm, at least not to my knowledge, but it still to awful and has definitely affected the Tigers online community as a whole. My thoughts and prayers with family and friends of Mr. Bluhm.

For more:
Detroit Tigers Weblog
Detroit Tiger Tales
The Wayne Fontes Experience
Mack Avenue Tigers
Danny Knobler
Motown Sports Thread

Tuesday: 04.17.2007

The Best Way to Fix An Offense?

Just have Kansas City visit! The Tigers are have put up 17 runs in 14 innings so far against the Royals with game 2 still underway. And today’s damage comes against Jorge De La Rosa who had his way with the Tigers back on April 6th. Despite the offensive surge, Gary Sheffield and Craig Monroe are still hitting below the Mendoza Line meaning things could get even better when they start to ramp it up.

The Tigers have quietly amassed an American League-high eight wins through 13 games with a 5-2 lead in game 14. You might suspect that total to be even a bit higher if Kenny Rogers was available. Even still, I’m quite happy with the early part of the season.