No need to panic yet over Tigers' bullpen blunders
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Gauging this team by Wednesday's disaster or by eight games in April's frost and sleet is ridiculous.
One should not go into battle with another without first knowing what they are up against.
The Tigers didn’t pout after blowing a 6-1 lead 24 hours earlier. They didn’t sulk about the barely above freezing temperatures and steady drizzle.
Schedule-maker does Tigers a favor with early West Coast swing
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Wanna get away from all the dreary, wet coldness? If so, you’re not the only one.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Padres-Dodgers brawl: Carlos Quentin, Matt Kemp ejected after Zack Greinke HBP
Eric Stephen, SB Nation
Zack Greinke hit Carlos Quentin with a pitch to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning, and Quentin charged the mound to start the melee.
Padres player makes for the clubhouse during brawl
Kurt Mensching, SB Nation
'You guys go enjoy the fight, I'll secure the clubhouse'
Albert Belle does not sound like he’s mellowed with age
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Albert Belle was probably the crankiest and sometimes meanest S.O.B. in the game back in his day. He's not mellowed with age, as his interview with CSNChicago’s Chuck Garfien reveals.
Huh? New study links home-run hitting to face size
Big League Stew, Mike Oz
Not to get all "Today" show on you, but there's a new study published by two scientists out of London linking a baseball player's ability to hit home runs with his face size.
One reason some people don't like statistics -- at least those fancy ones -- is they sometimes produce results incongruous with popular belief.