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3/10/14 12:03 P

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1st televised spring game of the season starts in an hour. I'm so ready! Is anyone watching/watched it?

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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3/9/14 11:12 A

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Not me, not on Opening Day, or anytime in April from the looks of it.

I've been to at least one game every year since '04, I have a collection of yearbooks. One year I went to Cleveland and Detroit and Chicago to see the Tigers play. But my buddy I always go with moved to TX last month so I need to talk to another friend later in the year, or talk my brother-in-law into going with me.

Always I bought tix on the first day they went on sale (first Saturday of March), planning months in advance for games, and I got decent seats that way. Once we were in the 3rd row of section 138 (the first section of lower outfield box seats on the third base side). This year we will probably get upper deck or need to buy from Stubhub, no way to plan this far in advance for a July or August game.

I will be there in spirit for each game I can catch on TV though, faithfully watching with the sound turned off while I play the radio feed (Dan and Jim) instead of TV (Rod and Mario).

First televised Spring game is on FSD Monday at 1. Set your DVR!

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3/9/14 10:34 A

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Opening day is around the corner!!! See you at the ballpark?

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3/6/14 10:24 A

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Yikes - Dirks down already! Oh well, gives someone else the chance to step up! Go Tigers!

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3/6/14 7:05 A

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Sheesh- IK's interview really has people stirred up- do they really have to dig that hard on everything?

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3/5/14 7:08 A

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12 weeks without AD after his back surgery- hope that is the last injury for a while for us!

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3/3/14 8:05 A

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It's just around the corner- although these negative temperatures in the morning make you think it has to be months away!

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2/27/14 9:45 A

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Waiting on opening day......

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2/27/14 7:50 A

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I agree with you on PF- wasn't worth the money.
Hoping our pitchers can all put together a good season- I wish we would have kept DF, but I hope that the rest of the remaining crew can power through.

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2/22/14 6:26 A

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I read a grading report at motorcitybengals and most of the writers gave DD a B- grade for his off season moves, although I agree more with the writer who said: "There are more question marks entering this season than last season, and it didnít have to be that way. The bullpen is still one question mark after another. Third base is a huge gamble. The catching is thin. The rotation is strong but without any reserves. They are no longer an overwhelming favorite to win the division. So, I give Dombrowski a C-, and only because they are still the slight favorite to win the division."

I have only been following the Tigers since '04 though (all of it in the DD era), I have seen him make some great moves and some that just make me bewildered.

Pre-season games start Tuesday vs. Fla. Southern College, with the first radio air-play game on Wednesday vs. Atlanta. I have been waiting patiently for the first weekend of Spring Training games (all on the radio, or GameDay Audio streamed on the computer) and the single game tickets to go on sale (always the first Saturday of March), but now I have plans to be in Bay City next weekend and will have to wait until I get home to buy tickets and catch Spring games.

It may be zero degrees this week in W. Michigan, but Spring is here in my heart. Let's Go Tigers!


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2/19/14 8:37 A

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No I haven't seen him. I was happy we got rid of him.. He was a major disappointment last season. He wasn't worth the money we were paying him. I'll be happy to see MC back at first.

I'm optimistic for next season. As long as our boys stay healthy. Injuries have plagued us in the past.

Did you see JV. He's looking good since his surgery. Should be good to go for opening day.


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2/19/14 6:49 A

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Me too, especially with what we got for him. I think that will be a trade that they regret.

Anyone see the new & improved PF? Lost a ton of weight. Must be written into his contract or I can't imagine he'd just decide to take up MMA on his own.

Vegas has us at 89.5 wins- over? under? I think we'll end up with less wins than last year, but I think we still nab the Central.

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2/17/14 11:08 A

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I'm ready! I'm still bummed my boy Fister is gone though.

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2/17/14 6:02 A

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P&C have reported. They are saying JV doesn't look too bad pitching on flat ground from the pen. I hope he's ready to go!

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2/11/14 10:36 A

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Opening day is around the corner!!!

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2/3/14 8:08 A

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Not too bad. I have some massive piles in my driveway from where we've been plowed and it's probably around my knees when you get to the middle of my yard. The snow doesn't bother me. It's the cold that has been rough. It's supposed to be better this week...I can handle the teens. It's the sub-zero temps I hate.

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2/3/14 7:13 A

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Hey LAKENDAL how's the snow up in your neck of the woods?

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2/2/14 2:56 P

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Thank you. I'll have to mark my calendar for them. I'm itching for some baseball.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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2/2/14 2:18 P

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March 10, 13 and 23 on FSD, March 24 & 25 on ESPN, all at 1pm. Sometimes they play Spring games from around baseball on MLB Network too, on delay, there may be a couple of games on Away Team broadcast on that station, if you get it.

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2/2/14 2:05 P

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I live to far away to listen to them too. I'm hoping that they how some again on Fox sports Detroit, they showed a few last year.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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2/2/14 11:03 A

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How many days until Spring Training games?

I buy MLB Gameday Audio mostly so I can listen to the radio broadcasts of the pre-season games on my computer. I like to get to know the prospects that show promise, after the first couple of innings when the manager puts in the "Tigerstown" players, before they get cut and sent to their respective Minor League squads. Twenty two Spring Training games are being aired on the radio out of Detroit. I live too far from there, no affiliate stations carry them around me, so I use the computer for that.

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2/2/14 10:48 A

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Me too! I hate the lull between football and baseball season.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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2/1/14 11:44 P

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I'm ready for some baseball!!!

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12/5/13 3:47 P

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I can't really figure out what they are trying to do this offseason. Hiring a manager with no experience, trading one of their super-star sluggers, then a star pitcher for a utility infielder to replace Ramon Santiago, and buying an aging closer; I hope it works out for them better than I picture in my mind (3rd place finish in the Central this year is my prediction, but I hope I am wrong).

Whatever they do, I will get over it by the time Spring Training starts. If they stink, well then tickets will be easier to get for the games I want to see a bit closer to the actual game dates. Buying tickets months out to get seats that aren't terrible takes more planning and I go to less games than I used to.

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12/5/13 7:16 A

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I'm trying to hold off on that one because I don't think they're done with pitching, but yes, I wish we could have kept DF. I have to admit, if it brings us a Championship, then I'd feel a little better about it!

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12/4/13 11:19 A

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Honestly I'm happy about Prince but I'm really REALLY bummed about Fister.

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Some of the moves I like more than others, but glad we are making moves!

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