the latest in RotT BlogNews

Just a couple of things Roar of the Tigers had been up to lately out there in the vast reaches of the Internet.

Thing the First:

Old Time Family Baseball has been running a blogathon. He blogged for 24 hours straight yesterday, and today has turned the site over to a series of guest posts so he can get some sleep.

The point? To fill the Tumblrs with all manner of baseball facts, fictions, weirdnesses and wonders. Also, to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, a cause arguably more important than, say, love poems about Vin Scully. If you haven’t already, you should totally go give them some money.

I will have a guest post going live there at some point today. The image up top is a little preview. You can keep an eye on OTFB, or just wait until I see it post and update this post with a direct link, but either way, seriously– go help make this baseball blogathon a thing of success and beauty.

ETA: Here’s the post! Go look, go donate!

Thing the Second:

The Society for American Baseball Research (which most of you may know as SABR) has an ongoing Baseball Biography Project. A while back, one of their biographers got in touch with me because of an image he had seen on this very website. He liked it so much, for some unspeakably deranged reason, that he wanted to use it for the SABR profile of that player.

And now the Roar of the Tigers touch shall forever be upon the history of LimaTime.

Paws help us all.

eta: Thing the Third:

Joel Zumaya has signed a deal with the Twinkies. As Jason Beck correctly points out, Target Field was where he threw the pitch that broke his arm and murdered his Tigers career once and for all. Fun memories, I’m sure!

Given the amount of time and hope the Tigers invested in him, it would be difficult to see Zoom come back 100%, or even 90%, with Minnesota. But we should remember that Zoom staying healthy for a full season now is about as likely as the life of a mayfly is long.

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2 responses to “the latest in RotT BlogNews

  1. I think I enjoy Brad Ausmus more in retrospect than I did when he was actually a Tiger… at least the second time around. But I really DO enjoy him in retrospect!

  2. I’m king of the opposite of FrogMan. It seems like I really liked Brad Ausmus when he was playing, but haven’t given him much thought since. The mid-to late-’90s seem like such dark days for our Tigers. I don’t like to relive them.

    Re: Lima. Love the illustration, but I don’t agree that he was “one of the last distinct ‘characters’” in baseball. Hasn’t the guy that wrote the article ever heard of Papa Grande?

    Re: Zoom. I wish him the best of luck, but would feel better about wishing him the best of luck if he hadn’t signed with a team from our division!

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