My weekly take on the Tigers, also known simply and affectionately as “MMM.” Week of Sept. 14-20: 3-4 This week: Sept. 22-24: at Cle; Sept. 25-27: at CWS
Goat of the Week
The Metrodome, pure and simple.
Oh, and Jim Leyland.
The Dome jumped up and got the Tigers again on Saturday, as left fielder Don Kelly lost a harmless (HA!) fly ball in the lethal combination of white lights/white dome roof/white baseball, opening the floodgates for the Twins in the eighth inning of a game the Tigers were leading, 2-1.
So the Dome gets blamed, but so does Leyland.
Why on Earth did he have the rookie Kelly in left field in that situation and in that stadium?
It’s been whispered before about Leyland—that he sometimes places players in positions to fail. Yes, more ve ...
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Article written by Greg Eno