Author Archives: Chris Burke

The Detroit Sports Show: Miguel Cabrera’s Place in Detroit Sports History

Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th career home run over the weekend, blasting one to center field against the St. Louis Cardinals. Is he the greatest Detroit Tigers player ever? And where does Miggy rank among Gordie Howe, Ty Cobb, Barry … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Teemu Pulkkinen, Grand Rapids Griffins Eliminate Rockford Ice Hogs

The Grand Rapids Griffins are marching on in the AHL playoffs, and rising prospect Teemu Pulkkinen again was at the heart of their latest victory. Pulkinnen’s latest goal, his league-leading 13th of the postseason, came just 5:01 into Sunday’s game, … Continue reading

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GIF: Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler Turn Brilliant Double Play vs. Twins

Jose Iglesias was at it again Thursday afternoon, pairing with Ian Kinsler to turn an incredible double play on Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Iglesias nabbed a grounder behind the second base back, flipped the ball with his glove to … Continue reading

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TDSS Roundtable: On the Detroit Tigers’ Troubles, Jeff Blashill and More

Consider this the calm before the storm. The NFL Draft is over, the Detroit Red Wings are out of the playoffs and the Detroit Tigers are the only big-time show in town for the next several months. But the Wings … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t Brad Ausmus Leave Rajai Davis in Sunday Night’s Game?

After much deliberation over what went down during the Detroit Tigers’ frustrating 2-1 Sunday night loss to Kansas City, just one question remains unanswered … Not why Brad Ausmus pulled Miguel Cabrera for a pinch-runner. It backfired, obviously, in part … Continue reading

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Mike Babcock Rumors: Edmonton Oilers ‘May Not Want to Wait’

The Pittsburgh Penguins apparently have taken themselves out of the running in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes. Could the Edmonton Oilers be next? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Sunday afternoon that Edmonton “is concerned about waiting for Babcock and not getting him. … Continue reading

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Mike Babcock Granted Permission to Meet With Other Teams; Decision Expected Later This Month

The Mike Babcock sweepstakes officially have begun, with the World Championships providing the backdrop for much of the drama. TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger reported Friday that the Detroit Red Wings will allow Babcock to talk with other teams … Continue reading

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Dave Dombrowski, Brad Ausmus Keep Setting Tigers’ Bullpen up to Fail

The Tigers led by three, with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, when things unraveled Wednesday night. Joba Chamberlain gave up a single, then another (a line shot Nick Castellanos said he should have caught), followed by a … Continue reading

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