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 and at I'm also old enough to be your father, so get off my lawn!


Indians 3, Tigers 2: Failure to execute

The Indians withstood a late Tigers comeback with the help of questionable strategy by Brad Ausmus, making three early runs off Anibal Sanchez hold up for the win.

Padres 5, Tigers 1: A 'blah' kind of day

Padres' starter Tyson Ross shut down an uninspired Tigers' offense, while an inefficient Max Scherzer lasts only five innings in taking his first loss of the season.

Justin Verlander has first two career hits

The Tigers' ace snapped a career long 0-for-26 streak with the first two hits of his career in his 6-2 win over the Padres.

Tigers 6, Padres 2: Justin Verlander does it all

After being one-hit on Friday, the Tigers busted out for six runs and 11 hits against the Padres. Two were off the thundering bat of Justin Verlander, who also earned his first win of the season.

BYB Podcast 107: LuPu is not imaginary

The morning after the Tigers are one-hit in the middle of the night, Al, Kurt and HookSlide struggle their way though discussing the worst 5-3 team ever, dead arms, not-so-imaginary relief pitchers, Andrew Romine, and jinxed ballplayers.

Padres 6, Tigers 0: Meet Andrew Cashner

The Tigers never had a chance against a dominant Andrew Cahsner. The Padres' ace took a no-hitter into the sixth, settling for a career high 11 strikeouts and his second career one-hitter.

Tigers 7, Dodgers 6: Blow a save, earn a victory

Joe Nathan blew his second save of the season, allowing three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Victor Martinez gave Nathan his second victory of the season with a tenth inning home run.

Joe Nathan admits he's dealing with a 'dead arm'

Tigers' closer Joe Nathan says he's working his way through what he termed a dead arm, adding another layer to the team's recent bullpen troubles.

Dodgers 3, Tigers 2: Coke is not the real thing

An excellent Max Scherzer start and a Tigers ninth-inning comeback went to waste when Phil Coke served up a walk-off double to the Dodgers' Carl Crawford in the 10th inning.

Tigers fans ranked 6th most loyal in baseball

According to the Sports Loyalty Index, Tigers fans are some of the most loyal in all of baseball.

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