October 23, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
The auto industry
has taken a beating and, for the better part of the last two decades, so too
has Detroit's baseball team, but Jim Leyland's Tigers have lit up the Motor
City with their overpowering run to the...
October 16, 2006 | Adam Duerson
As part of a
quest "to get things named after me," Stephen Colbert had fans of his
show, The Colbert Report, bombard the Saginaw (Mich.) Spirit with e-mails
suggesting that the Ontario Hockey League team name its...
October 16, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
The young Tigers
pitchers dominated the Yankees with 100-mph heat, and the A's power arms
polished off the Twins. Now they are squaring off in a most unexpected ALCS
August 28, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
Justin Verlander and Jeremy Bonderman bring the scary heat that wins in
October, but whether they--and several other young phenoms--survive the strain
of a stretch drive remains to be seen
August 21, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
AL Central is now the best division in the majors. For six days the author
traveled through the new center of the baseball universe and found bullpen bar
bedlam, ersatz Elvises and more than a hint...