Bless You Boys Podcast 33: Opening day Hunger Games

Opening day is a holiday for the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and Detroit Tigers fans across the globe. But the Bless You Boys Podcast doesn't take this holiday off!

BYB Podcast 33 has a running time of 1:19 and features Kurt Mensching, Allison Hagen and Al Beaton.

Topics:

  • All things opening day!
  • Brandon Inge was...booed? On opening day? I'm not kidding!
  • Opening day Justin Verlander was mid-season Justin Verlander, not the struggling in April Justin Verlander.
  • Brennan Boesch doesn't like to take pitches, does he?
  • The Tigers are on track to hit into 486 double plays in 2012.
  • Prince Fielder flashes the leather at 1st, but Miguel Cabrera has an adventure at 3rd.
  • The streak is over, Jose Valverde blows a save. Some might say it's actually a good thing.
  • Why did the Big Potato blow the save? He was jinxed by Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford!
  • It's a walkoff win, thanks to the bats of Jhonny Peralta, Alex Avila and Austin Jackson!
  • One thing we've learned from using Twitter on a daily basis: Follow the beat writers, do not follow columnists.
  • The 25 man roster is more like a 28 man.
  • Meet Drew Smyly!
  • ALL THINGS INGE!
  • To think there is a trade market for Inge is laughable...but some local writers keep spewing the idea, anyway.
  • What's more surprising? All 50 ESPN baseball writers pick the Tigers to win the AL Central, ESPN actually has 50 baseball writers or ESPN has 50 smart people?
  • 17 Tigers make the ESPN Top 500 MLB Players list.
  • All MLB power rankings are silly.
  • There's a lightning round in which we come up with a new rule when it comes to discussing your fantasy teams in comment threads.

Brandon Inge mentions: Too many...but there will be a ban on Inge talk until he comes off the DL. We all need the break. Seriously.

Blogs mentioned: Baseball Nation, Hardball Talk, Hustle Belt, Walkoff Woodward

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