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!


Tigers 8, White Sox 3: Miguel Cabrera is alive

Justin Verlander allowed two runs in seven innings, Miguel Cabrera had three hits and three RBIs, as the stars led the Tigers to an 8-6 win. The bullpen backslid badly, allowing four runs, five hits and two walks in two innings.

Torii Hunter believes he can play 2-3 more years

At 38-years of age, Torii Hunter thinks he still has a few big league seasons left in him. The question is, will he want to or not?

White Sox 3, Tigers 1: 0-for-10

The Tigers were unable to get untracked against John Danks and the Chicago bullpen, going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Anibal Sanchez was great for six innings. But he pitched into the seventh, where he allowed all three White Sox runs.

Tigers 2, Angels 1: Porcello gets a little payback

On the anniversary of the worst start of his career, Rick Porcello pitched the Tigers to a 2-1 win. The Angels' inability to play defense, giving the Tigers a pair of gift runs, was the difference in the game.

Tigers 5, Angels 2: The streak is over!

Powered by the bats of Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez and riding seven strong innings from Max Scherzer, the Tigers beat the Angels for the first time since August 2012. The Tigers' losing streak to the Halos ends at ten games.

BYB Podcast 108: Justin Miller, bullpen savior

This week Al and HookSlide talk the state of the team with the third best record in the AL, robbing Peter (the bench) to pay Paul (the bullpen), second guessing Brad Ausmus, Kinsler being a better fit than Fieldler and everyone having an opinion.

Angels 11, Tigers 6: Smyly is no longer smiling

Drew Smyly's return to Detroit's rotation was a rocky one, lasting only three innings. The Angels' dominance over the Tigers carried over from 2013, taking an 11-1 lead and coasting to an 11-6 victory.

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