Bless You Boys Podcast 88: Brian McCann, unwritten rules cop

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On BYB Podcast 88, Kurt, Al and HookSlide look back at the past week of Tigers baseball, Jim Leyland's tears, prepare for the post season, root for the Tribe, hope Brian McCann and the Braves lose and Kurt goes OFF on the usual sabermetric suspects.

Bless You Boys Podcast 88 has a running time of 1:15 and features Al Beaton, HookSlide and of course, Kurt Mensching.

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  • The Tigers clinch the Central! Yet some fans are still not happy.
  • Jim Leyland is cranky and crusty on the outside, a sentimental crier on the inside.
  • Going into the series with the Marlins, the Tigers still had a mathematical chance at home field. Did they fold up their tents too soon?
  • What worries you about this team entering the post season?
  • Miguel Cabrera is what is at this point. What he isn't is healthy, and won't be anytime soon.
  • The Jhonny Peralta outfield experiment begins to mixed reviews.
  • Who's on and who's off the playoff roster?
  • A wild Wild Card race goes to the final day of the season. But is making the Wild Card game really making the playoffs?
  • If Brian McCann and the Braves weren't around to enforce silly unwritten rules and proper home run etiquette, ANARCHY would ensue.
  • Bud Selig announces he will step down as MLB Commissioner in January 2015. Will his legacy be positive or negative?
  • Kurt goes off on extremists. Extremist sabermatricians, that is.

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