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Al Beaton

Managing Editor

I'm Al Beaton, aka Big Al, co-managing editor of Bless You Boys and producer of the Bless You Boys Podcast. I'm a veteran of the Detroit blogosphere, writing online since 2006. I've also written for Mlive, Bloguin and SB Nation. For the past 4 years I've been the co-host of the weekly Detroit sports podcast, "The Knee Jerks," heard on SportsGeeksRadio.com and at TheKneeJerks.us. I'm also old enough to be your father, so get off my lawn!

MOST RECENT POSTS

Sexual assault charges against Evan Reed dismissed

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Due to what the presiding judge is calling 'vacillating testimony' from the alleged victim, all charges against Tigers' farmhand Evan Reed have been dropped.

Tigers 6, Rays 0: Rick Porcello fires 3rd shutout

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The Tigers rode the arm of Rick Porcello and bat of Victor Martinez to a 6-0 victory over the Rays. A dominant Porcello tossed a three hit shutout, supported by Martinez driving in five runs with a...

Justin Verlander: 'I'm going to start on Saturday'

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The injured right-hander threw without pain for a second consecutive day. Verlander is now a pain-free Thursday bullpen side-session away from returning to the starting rotation.

Justin Verlander aiming for Saturday return

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Justin Verlander participated in a 10-minute throwing session today, Detroit's injured right-hander stating he felt no pain in his right shoulder.

Mariners 8, Tigers 1: Flat as a pancake

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The Tigers' offense flailed about helplessly against Mariners' starter Chris Young, while the defense allowed four unearned runs to cross the plate. In the words of Brad Ausmus, "It was a recipe...

Jim Johnson called up, Melvin Mercedes sent down

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The Tigers hope the recently waived Jim Johnson can recover his 2012 All-Star from and help shore up a shaky bullpen.

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