Quintin Berry's long-term success may not be a reality, Miguel Cabrera quietly reached 1,700 career hits on Monday night, and why an All-Star from every team is still a good idea. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
Walkoff Woodward: Quintin Berry and the reality of long term success -- Detroit Free Press, Josh Worn
"You probably wouldn’t believe how many different times I’ve announced that Detroit Tigers rookie Quintin Berry’s unexpected success was about to come to a screeching halt."
Miguel Cabrera's 1,700th career hit goes under radar -- MLive.com, Philip Zaroo
"The Detroit Tigers third baseman is on pace to reach 2,000 career hits by the end of next season--about six months after his 30th birthday."
No timetable for Dirks' return -- FS Detroit, Dana Wakiji
"Andy Dirks is just a bored baseball player right now. The Tigers outfielder has been on the disabled list since May 31 because of right Achilles tendinitis leaving him stuck using a walking boot."
The Great Rogo-nac Returns Once Again -- DesigNate Robertson
"A long time ago, before Jay Leno destroyed any reason to watch, "The Tonight Show" was hosted by one of the most brilliant comic minds in history, a man named Johnny Carson."
Market watch -- Brain Matters
"Need some sound Tigers investment advice? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a look at the ol’ Tigers’ ticker and do some yelling."
Bless You Boys: Carlos Quentin would help Tigers more than a second basemen -- The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching
As always, in case you didn't read Kurt's News column yesterday, go forth and do so. Please and thanks.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Oakland A’s minor league coach banned after ordering intentional balks to end game -- HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
"This is kind of nuts. A coach in the A's system, who was acting as manager for the Stockton Ports in the class-A California League, has been banned from being in the Ports' dugout for a year after ordering his pitchers to intentionally commit balks in an effort to end a game."
Sandy Alderson rips S.F. Giants fans for voting ‘cute Kung Fu Panda’ into All-Star Game -- Big League Stew, David Brown
"From the blog Big League Stew: New York Mets' GM Sandy Alderson remains an A at heart. An Oakland A, that is, having worked for the A's as GM and president once upon a time."