Jeremy Bonderman will pitch another rehab start with Triple-A Toledo, according to Jason Beck. And this time, he'll be doing it at home. Tuesday night against the Norfolk Tides, to be exact. (As an added bonus, Bret Michaels will be singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," so there's also that to consider.)
In his latest post for Big League Stew, Curtis Granderson writes about meeting MC Hammer last week at Comerica Park. I think Grandy should be able to trade a game jersey for a pair of Hammer Pants. Seems only fair.
Lynn Henning thinks we all need to chill out about Fernando Rodney, as the final results mean more than how the Tigers' closer might get them.
MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo has projected the first 10 picks of the MLB Draft. He sees the Tigers picking high school pitcher Tyler Matzek, a left-hander from California. Would draftniks be disappointed if Detroit passed on USC shortstop Grant Green?
I thought I noticed this about Edwin Jackson a couple of starts ago, but all the beat reporters noted (after Thursday's 132 pitches) that he doesn't ice his arm down following the game. (Actually, several Tigers pitchers don't, and there's a school of thought that thinks icing doesn't help.)
I think Tim Lincecum's father had a pretty memorable quote about it, but I can't find a link to an actual article in which he said it.
Always a Tiger thinks too much is being made of Jackson's pitch count on Thursday, and likes that Jim Leyland is pushing his starters to work deeper into ballgames.
If you're not done laughing at the White Sox's misfortunes, The Dugout has its version of the failed Jake Peavy trade.
Did we know Rockies manager Clint Hurdle is a Detroit Lions fan? Since childhood, apparently. Of course, if you believe the rumblings about Hurdle's job status, you might wonder if he visited the Lions' Allen Park headquarters to look for future employment.
Billfer has called out 97.1 on its lameness for using an image from The Detroit Tigers Weblog, and not linking back to him with proper credit. (We posted our thoughts on Thursday.) We're all still waiting for the station and its website to do the right thing.