Bless You Boys Podcast 119: The streakiest bunch of streakers who ever streaked

Harry How

This week Big Al and HookSlide ponder why the Tigers are so damned streaky, cover all things All-Star Game, decide Don Kelly will be the odd man out when Andy Dirks returns, reference Brandon Inge for the first time in a year, learn HookSlide is actually a gangster in witness protection and Al admits his man crush on Champ Summers.

Bless You Boys Podcast 119 was recorded July 11, 2014, has a running time of 62 minutes, and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.

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I've seen streakers, but this is the streakiest bunch of streakers who ever streaked: Since June 16, the Detroit Tigers have winning streaks of seven, four, and three games. In the same stretch, Detroit has pair of three game losing streaks.

All-Stat stuff: Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez make the All-Star team.

Final Five: Rick Porcello falls short, finishing third in the Final Five vote. Brandon Inge in 2009 (Remember BranTorino?) remains the only Tiger to win the gimmicky vote.

All-star snubs: Ian Kinsler may be the most egregious All-Star snub of any player in baseball. (Note from Al: It was announced after our recording session Kinsler will replace the injured Martinez on the AL All-Star roster)

Martinez injury: The Tigers' veteran DH will miss the remainder of the Royals series and it appears he'll be dropping out of the All-Star Game. Time to place Victor on the DL?

Athletics trade fallout: Justin Verlander says, "They (the A's) made that trade because of us," then catches heat from media and fans for telling the truth.

Andy Dirks: The Neck finally starts a Single-A injury rehab assignment and should return by the end of the month.

Outfield logjam: What happens when Dirks returns? Do the Tigers go with a short bullpen? Make an outfielder available for trade, ay Rajai Davis? Or is the most likely scenario the same Don Kelly went through in 2012? (minus Jim Leyland's tears) Kelly is designated for assignment, passes through waivers and has a handshake agreement to return to Detroit on September 1.

Tom Veryzer dead at age 61: The much-too-young death of the Tigers' shortstop from 1975-77 sends Al on a trip down memory lane.

All that, plus lots more!

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