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A sometimes-irreverent look at Detroit's Boys of Summer, the Tigers, as they try to defend their three straight American League Central titles.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera issues severe weather warning to baseball, pulverizes another home run

"It’s not often you see a home run hit to center that you know is gone off the bat at Comerica Park," manager Brad Ausmus said. "And I think everyone knew it was gone off the bat."

Ausmus said that about Miguel Cabrera's home run that hit the camera well in center field Friday night, measured at 454 feet.

It was just as applicable to Sunday's fourth-inning home run, clocked at 450 feet, according to ESPN Stats and Info, that made it into the second row of shrubbery in center field, just right of the flag pole.

It got out fast enough to beat the deluge of rain that would suspend the game after the fifth inning.

As James McCann said Friday, "It's not right. It's not fair."

Saturday, June 13, 2015

VIDEO: Anthony Gose makes a spectacular diving catch

In one of the in-game entertainment pieces the Detroit Tigers play on the scoreboard between innings, players are asked which super power they'd want to have.

Some chose invisibility.

Anthony Gose said he wanted to be able to fly.

Umm, Anthony? Pretty sure you already can.

The Tigers' center fielder went Superman style in the first inning of Saturday's game, laying out to rob Michael Brantley of a base hit.

Pitcher Justin Verlander put his arms in the air like he'd just thrown his first no-hitter, and all of Gose's teammates were waiting to greet him between third base and the dugout.
Watch the video here:

Friday, June 12, 2015

VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera bashes 452-foot home run off the center field camera well

DETROIT >> Miguel Cabrera can hit some poster-perfect home runs.

He may have outdone himself on this one.

The Tigers slugger hit his 13th home run in the sixth inning of Friday’s game, clanging it off the roof of the camera platform that’s suspended halfway up the center field wall at Comerica Park.

“It’s not right,” catcher James McCann said. “It’s not fair.”

It measured at 452 feet, according to ESPN. The wall is 420 feet away from home plate.

It was Cabrera’s 403rd career home run, and his 265th with the Tigers, and gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead over the Cleveland Indians at the time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

VIDEO: Tigers let Nick Castellanos draft his brother, Ryan

The Detroit Tigers snagged Ryan Castellanos in the 25th round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The best part was that they let his older brother, third baseman Nick Castellanos, make the selection on the league's conference call.

Here's the video of Nick drafting his younger brother:

VIDEO: Tigers' 29th-round pick, OF Dayton Dugas

The Tigers drafted outfielder Dayton Dugas out of Sam Houston (La.) High School in the 29th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Here's a look at their pick:

VIDEO: Tigers 30th-round pick, RHP Cole McKay

The Tigers drafted Smithson Valley (Texas) High School right-handed pitcher Cole McKay in the 30th round of the MLB Draft.

Here's a look at McKay:

VIDEO: Tigers 38th-round pick, OF Bryant Harris

The Tigers drafted outfielder Bryant Harris in the 38th round out of Luella High School in Locus Grove, Georgia.

Here's what Harris brings to the table: