Friday, August 15, 2014

Ten Reasons Why Tigers Fans Are Not "Spoiled"

I'm kind of a jerk and I don't think it’s any secret that I'm easily annoyed by the majority of the Detroit Tigers fanbase. Any time I attend a game, the conversations of the Inge jersey wearing mouth-breathers around me leave me wanting to jump off a bridge. The comments I read on the Detroit News, mLive, or other popular news sites are often mind bogglingly stupid. Sports talk radio is an abortion. The illiterates that populate Twitter make me weep for the future of the human race. And where were all these people in the late 90’s and early 00’s when I sat in an empty stadium so many times a year while watching clowns like Felipe Lira and Shane Halter play?

Obviously I don’t mean ALL Tigers fans. I’ve been lucky to meet and connect with many intelligent people over the years. And maybe I’m a little arrogant about what I expect out of my fellow fan (know who’s on the team, hate bunting, have an IQ over 80, etc). And is my belief that any fan that participates in the wave be immediately stoned to death a little extreme? I don’t think so. But possibly, I guess.

Yet I don’t think the fanbase is spoiled, as my friend Kurt at Bless You Boys put it the other day. He’s wrong, in my humble opinion. And here are 10 reasons why.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tigers Thoughts from A to Z

Hey, kids. Yes, I’m alive. Sorry to disappoint some of you.

I’ve been stuck in a strange place in between writer’s block and complete apathy for most of this year. You see, I don’t really care for the 2014 Detroit Tigers team and have found it hard to devote time to writing about them. Of course, I still root for them, but it's just not the same this year. Blame my job. Blame my growing disdain of the internet and the people that inhabit it. Blame the Fister trade. (Seriously, mostly blame that.)

So this is my first attempt at writing about the team in nearly two months. There’s a lot to cover. Let’s try something new and hit up 26ish topics from A-Z.