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Justin Verlander is good at baseball (in case you needed reminding), Delmon Young is arguably Detroit's postseason MVP, and the decline of Alex Rodriguez. These stories and lots of Jose Valverde memes in today's Morning Prowl.
For those wearing a Detroit jersey, Delmon Young stands alone on top of the leader board for most long balls when the games matter the most.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski earns an A for another trade
The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching
Kurt's News article from yesterday in case you missed it.
Detroit Tigers: Where Does Their Home Field Advantage Come From?
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
It comes down to the fact that Tigers fans are the best in the league. Period.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Slideshow! 10 great photos of old-school takeouts
Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
One of the only good byproducts to come from this Matt Holliday-Marco Scutaro takeout slide kerfluffle is that it has sent the baseball blogosphere in search of old confrontations that were even more ridiculous than Holliday's approach into second base on Monday night.
Revisiting the rules on takeout slides
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
What's acceptable when a runner is trying to break up a double play? Matt Holliday used a sharpened toothbrush handle to shank Marco Scutaro in Game 2, so let's take a look.