Wednesday, October 31, 2012
While the Detroit Tigers may have lost the World Series on the field, their fans are the champs of the photo uploads in a virtual contest between Patches in Michigan and northern California.
Congratulations Tiger fans, you have shown more pride in your team during a virtual competition on Patch than the followers of the Giants in northern California. While uploading more photos to Michigan Patch sites may not tarnish today's championship parade in San Francisco, Tiger fans can take pride in knowing they are the champions of the photo upload. Take a look at the 37 photos uploaded by Tiger fans, and the 26 those by the bay shared on their Patch sites. Just wait until next year!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of World Series at Comerica Park.
The Detroit Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. The San Francisco Giants hold a 3-0 edge in the best-of-seven series heading into today's game. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Max Scherzer (16-7, 3.74 ERA regular season; 1-0, 0.82 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Matt Cain, (16-5, 2.79 ERA regular season; 2-2, 3.52 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tigers look to dig out of 0-2 hole in series vs. San Francisco.
The Detroit Tigers took a beating this week in San Francisco, and are looking to dig themselves out of a hole back home Saturday in Detroit for Game 3 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 ERA regular season; 1-1, 1.35 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Ryan Vogelsong, (14-9, 3.37 ERA regular season; 2-0, 1.42 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tigers gear flies off store shelves, outsells World Series opponent's wares.
The Detroit Tigers return home this weekend for Game 3 of the World Series down 0-2 against the San Francisco Giants, but the team's merchandise sales continue to ride a hot streak. The Tigers are No. 2 in Major League Baseball in merchandise sales, behind the New York Yankees, whom the Tigers swept in the American League Championship Series, and just ahead of the Giants, according to the Detroit News. The sales give the Tigers an 11 percent market share of MLB merchandise sales, compared with the Yankees' 33 percent and the Giants' 7 percent, the report said. Employees at Fanatic U say the biggest sellers amongst Tigers merch has been the locker room T-shirts players sported after winning the ALCS, and the official playoff hoodies worn …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Tigers last played in the World Series in 2006 and took the title in 1984.
The Detroit Tigers are headed to the World Series for the first time since 2006, seeking their first championship since 1984. The Tigers swept the New York Yankees on Thursday in a 8-1 Game 4 win in the teams' best-of-seven American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series. Game 4 originally was scheduled for Wednesday night, but threats of inclement weather postponed the start time until 4:07 p.m. Thursday. The World Series begins Oct. 24 in a best-of-seven series against the winner of the National League Championship Series, currently under way between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. The National League team will have home-field advantage in the series because the American League lost the 2012 MLB All…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Patch asks Tigers expert and Fox Sports Detroit baseball announcer Mario Impemba to weigh in on the team's rocky regular season and its playoff quest.
The roar of Detroit Tigers fans will be heard throughout Metro Detroit this weekend as the team enters the American League Division Series against the Oakland A's. As Fox Sports Detroit's voice for the Detroit Tigers, baseball announcer Mario Impemba has been with the team since the first pitch of the regular season. Patch reached out to the Macomb Township resident and ultimate Tigers fan to get his take on the team's rather rocky season, Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown and the spirit of fans who are holding their breath and crossing their fingers for a World Series appearance. Patch: How does this season compare to last season? Impemba: Last season the Tigers took control of the division much earlier. This year the race went to the final…
Friday, October 7, 2011
After defeating the New York Yankees on Thursday, the Tigers advance to the American League Championship Series and are one step closer to the World Series.
The Detroit Tigers took a bite out of the Big Apple, and now they are moving on—deep into the heart of Texas, in fact—in the Major League Baseball playoffs. After disposing of the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series on Thursday, the Tigers will take on the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series. If the Tigers can defeat the Rangers, they will advance to the World Series. Everyone seems to have Tigers fever. Fireworks could be heard in Grosse Pointe Woods after the Tigers' Jose Valverde struck out Yankees star Alex Rodriguez to end the game. On Grosse Pointe Patch’s Facebook page, Meghan Allen exclaimed, “Bless You Boys!” "OH YAY...ROCK ON DETROIT!" wrote Deborah McConnell on Hartland Patch's Facebook, …