I drew this hat because I want one so much.
This Friday is ‘Parrothead Night’ at Comerica, which is not important. The important thing is that the first 10,000 fans 18 and over get an Island-Themed Tigers Floppy Hat. It looks like the drawing above. I perish of jealousy. LOOK AT THAT THING. I want it in my life. I don’t even really wear floral prints but I would make an exception for this hat. Gaze upon its splendor. I wish I could do so in person. I wish I could gaze upon its splendor as it rested in my own little hands, but I am not going to be in Detroit this Friday.
In fact I’m going to be in Pittsburgh, which is not even the right league. ALAS. I will have to stare longingly at you from afar, Island-Themed Tigers Floppy Hat. It is a modern-day tragedy.
–Phil Coke shaved down his sideburns. They look normal again, not all triangular or whatever it is he was doing with them before. I wonder if they got too hard to maintain? I hope this is just a prelude to some facial hair insanity or something.
–Mark Kotsay was a double away from the cycle. Ugh. Get away from us, Mark Kotsay.
–Today’s Detroit home runs courtesy of Ryan Raburn and Don Kelly. Today’s Detroit stolen base courtesy of Gerald Laird. Bizarro day at the ballpark?
–Seven innings, two runs. Eight hits, two walks, seven Ks. Nothing to show for it in the game record column. Who does it suck to be? It sucks to be Max Scherzer.
–The last time the Tigers and Wrong Sox traded directly with each other was 1989 (according to FSN today). Obviously I approve. We don’t want to be getting our paws dirty, dealing with those foul creatures.
–Papa Grande did not look particularly good today, but he is getting over ‘flu-like symptoms’, so even though this was his first outing since the 60-pitch debacle in Boston, I’m not TOO worried. Or so I will keep telling myself.
—Things Rod Allen Said Today
“If the Tigers didn’t have bad luck, they wouldn’t have no luck at all.”
“Is the paint dry yet on this pitch? ‘Cause he painted the outside corner.” (about a Bobby Jenks fastball)
—One Very Awkward Thing Rod Allen Said Today
“He about undressed slender Alexei Ramirez!”
I mean, I understand that ‘undressed’ is sort of baseball slang for when a hard-hit ball comes up on a guy and makes him flail, but throwing the ‘slender’ in there really takes it over the top and into a whole new level of awkward.
–Photos from the first Tigers/Red Sox game are on the internet, and can be found right here, if you happen to be interested in that sort of thing. There will probably be a big post of the most interesting ones from the 3 games when I get them all online, which at this rate should be sometime in October.
–As I said, I will be Pittsburgh Friday and this weekend, so there will be no posts. Play nice, and hopefully the Tigers will play nice too. Those of you who are getting hats should enjoy them, you lucky little marmosets.