Baseball approaches.

Brad Ausmus - is this thing on?
illustrations by Samara Pearlstein

Is it? Is this thing still on? Yes, well, looks like it is. How about that.

I hear we may have some baseball again soon. That’s a thing that still happens in the world, right? The sun rises, the air warms, the crocuses blossom, the wild turkeys begin their crazed death matches with each other and with all reflective surfaces at turkey-eye-height (a major problem in my neighborhood), and soon, one way or another, the voice of the turtle will be heard in our land. If you know what I mean. And if you’re reading a website of Detroit Tigers cartoons, I reckon that you do.

There’s been a lot going on in RotT Headquarters (as the long cartoon drought may have indicated), so I’ve only got bits and pieces of the latest news…

Daniel Norris - axe back injury

I guess Daniel Norris was supposed to contribute his luxurious hipster beard and his axe-wielding, van-dwelling ways to the clubhouse this April, but he did something to his back? I assume this is how it went down. Nobody tell me otherwise.

Justin Upton and Wayne

We may have lost one BEAUTIFUL PERFECT FRENCH BULLDOG when David Price took Astro to Boston. But at least we have some small consolation in the acquisition of Justin Upton and his special friend Wayne (as introduced by Bless You Boys, who have apparently been paying attention all this time, unlike some idiot blogs). I hope that Justin knows he should feel free to bring Wayne into the clubhouse at all times, and on the team plane, and to press conferences, and into our hearts.

Victor Martinez is very old

Victor Martinez is probably-maybe starting the season on the Disabled List, because he injured his hamstring? back? oblique? shoulder? knee? every single tendon in his body at once? Nobody is surprised, because this man has the body of an elder. May his corresponding elder wisdom allow him to compensate and remain useful to the Tigers this season.

Anthony Gose Go

Anthony (Go)se. I have nothing to say about this beyond: there it is.

6 responses to “Baseball approaches.

  1. Outstanding! Welcome back, and let’s get back to Tiger baseball.

  2. Happy New (Baseball) Year to you, too. Glad you’re back.

  3. YAY !! It’s ‘crack of the bat’ time again… so glad to see ROTT back !! Love the VMart pic and blurb… makes me laugh AND cry!! LOL

  4. Just so you know, I check almost every day. “Ye of little faith” will miss out on all the Samness.

  5. Yay! Roar of the Tigers is back! Lets play some ball and draw some stuff! Well, not so much me with the drawing because I suck at drawing, but I like admiring yours.

  6. Good to have you back, Sam. Sorry to say it, but I had axed your blog from my pathetically long Tigers-blogpost-list a week or so ago (spring cleaning!), but was happy to see on BYB that you were back. I’m looking forward to more of your hilarity.

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