illustration by Samara Pearlstein
A new creature for Tigers fans, the Furbush made its first appearance on Monday night. Unfortunately it had to appear because Phil Coke injured himself, but if we ignore that, its appearance was generally cause for celebration. Pressed into sudden service, the Furbush went 3.2 innings while giving up only two hits, one walk, and zero runs. It even inherited two runners, and stranded both of them. It got the W, which is quite nice for a critter getting into its first game.
You might be wondering how this works. We’re talking about a bush with fur instead of leaves. How does it pitch?
Anyways, welcome to Detroit, Charlie Furbush. May you remain effective for a good long time, because the name ‘Furbush’ is too wonderful to not use.