Posts Tagged ‘Tigers’

A TSD Classique: Veteran Slugger’s April Fools Hotfoot Trick Backfires; Rookie Engulfed in Flames

Friday, April 1st, 2016
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Flame Thrower. In a manner of speaking.

DETROIT (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Tigers 21 year old pitcher Ian Krol expected the kind of good natured ribbing most rookies receive while playing along side veteran Major Leaguers. That’s when slugger Miguel Cabrera’s initially innocent trick – the longtime classic – the hotfoot went horribly wrong.

Apparently someone tipped Krol off that Cabrera was about to give him a hotfoot. That’s when Krol snuck into the locker room and doused himself in turpentine. When Cabrera administered the hotfoot, Krol exploded into a blazing inferno.

“I guess the joke was on him,” said Krol, recovering at a local burn unit. “You should have seen the look on his face when I started screaming. What a fuckin’ riot.” (more…)


Yankees Celebratory Champagne Given to Bronx Wino

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Stop Whining? "Never" says this Yankee fan.

 

BRONX, NY (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) The lockers were outfitted with protective tarps, the bubbly was on ice, and winning was just a formality. Only the Yankees forgot to win. The Detroit Tigers shocked the Yanks and 50,960 fans in New York Thursday night defeating the Bronx Bombers 3-2.

But one fan is happy.

Calvin “Pappy” Douglas, the renowned wino who meanders aimlessly between 161st Street and River Avenue finds him self the proud new owner of twenty cases of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label. That’s because the Yankees were not in a celebratory mood, and donated their stash of champagne to the first taker, who just happened to be Douglas. (more…)


Umpire Cederstrom Admits to Blown Call and Gulf Oil Spill

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Ump on a Log. Gary Cederstrom and his fellow umps need to get it right.

ATLANTA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) In what is becoming an extremely memorable and odd baseball season with no-hitters, perfect games and uncharacteristically strange plays – even for baseball – umpires have suddenly found themselves fallible.

For the second time in a month, a Major League umpire has admitted a blown call in a game – something up until now that has rarely been seen. (more…)


SIM SERIES GAME 5: Yanks Knock Off Tigers 6-0; Cobb Visits Sick Kid in Hospital and Punches Him in the Nose

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

 

Bed Check. Ty Cobb flattened little Billy Windsor's nose after going 0-4.

Bed Check. Ty Cobb flattened little Billy Windsor's nose after going 0-4.

 

 

DETROIT (Special to Sportsman’s Daily and What If Sports)  The 1932 New York Yankees led by Babe Ruth are one game away from winning the Sim Series after blanking the Ty Cobb-led 1909 Detroit Tigers 6-0.  Lou Gehrig led the way with two solo homers. His first followed a Ruth three-run jack as the Yanks plated five runs in the first inning. Gehrig’s second homer came in the seventh inning. Joe Sewell, Billy Dickey, and Tony Lazzeri all chipped in with two hits apiece. Red Ruffing tossed a complete game four hit shutout for the Bombers. 

 

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