The Tigers didn’t play today, but there was plenty of bad news to make up for it. First, I already touched on George Kell’s passing. Later in the day, I then found out the fellow THT writer John Brattain I never got to meet John but he began writing around the same time I did for THT and I enjoyed his banter in the THT listserv. He also knew a ton about the sport and it’s history and he brought it to print in his own unique style. Like for Kell, my condolences go out to John’s family.
On less serious stuff, the WBC is now over. I didn’t really watch much of last night’s game although I did tune in for most of the USA’s Sunday loss. While it added a little bit of excitement at first, I’m now glad it’s over and I’m also glad the Tigers have their team back. Now it’s time to get down to business.
Dontrelle Willis pitched against the minor leaguers today and he brought back his old leg kick. Looks like it worked out for him. Jeremy Bonderman also got some throws in. The Tigers return to action tomorrow against the Mets and it’s Nate Robertson, who’s probably the favorite right now for the fifth rotation spot, who will get some innings. The games on MLB.TV and I’ll be home so I’ll get to catch this one while I do some tax returns.