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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

Tigers commit to Lakeland, agree on 20-year lease

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The Tigers buck the trend of looking for greener spring training pastures in Arizona or coastal Florida by committing to train in Lakekand until 2036.

Tigers 4, D-Backs 3: Road warriors

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Justin Verlander and the bullpen combined to hold the Diamondbacks to three runs on eight hits, while Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera provided the Tigers' offensive firepower in a...

BYB Podcast 120: The Derek Jeter Invitational

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This week Big Al and HookSlide talk far too much about Joe Nathan and the bullpen in general, wonder how Jim Leyland would handle the closer situation, complain about All-Star Game coverage and the...

Tigers 5, Indians 1: Smyly supplies the momentum

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Jim Leyland loved to say, "Momentum is your next day's starting pitcher." After four straight losses, Drew Smyly gave Detroit plenty of momentum by taking a no-hitter into the fifth. Smyly allowed...

Indians 5, Tigers 2: Too much Joe Nathan

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The Indians broke open a 2-2 game in the ninth inning when Carlos Santana unloaded a bases loaded double off Joe Nathan. The Tigers' offense was in stasis, the heart of the batting order combining...

Indians 6, Tigers 2: Corey Kluber dominates

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Indians' ace Corey Kluber pitched into the ninth to earn his tenth win of the season. Called up for the doubleheader, Tigers' rookie Drew VerHagen kept Detroit in the game by lasting five innings...

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