Best BYB stories from the July 4 weekend

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Catch up on everything you missed during the holiday!

Ausmus apologizes: 'It's not been a fun 12 hours'

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Brad Ausmus made sure to address the controversy surrounding his spousal abuse joke today, issuing a second apology.

Tigers links: this pitching is crazy good

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Rick Porcello is really good, Joba Chamberlain is really good, Joe Nathan is really, really good, so let's just skip straight to the postseason.

Anibal Sanchez activated off 15-day DL

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Anibal Sanchez has been deemed fully recovered from a blister on his pitching hand, and will make his first appearance in three weeks against the Red Sox.

Thursday's links: Austin Jackson is weird

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Austin Jackson freaks us out, the MLB won't punish the ump who patted Torii Hunter's face and Yu Darvish's no hitter in the ninth inning was no no-hitter at all.

Friday's Links: The Tigers' bullpen concerns

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Is the Tigers' bullpen a cause for concern (yes, duh), conclusions from the Tigers' first week of the season, and Avisail Garcia is out for the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Wednesday's Links: Tigers' speed on the basepaths

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Is 2014 Detroit's year for speed on the basepaths? Could the Tigers still be interested in Stephen Drew? and 10 observations from the Opening Day games.

Jim Leyland is moonwalking into semi-retirement

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Jim Leyland, dancing fool.

See you in HELL, Metrodome

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, home of such nightmares as the 1987 ALCS and Game 163, is finally receiving its just due, thanks to 84 charges of dynamite.

Wednesday's Links: Ian Kinsler embracing change

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Ian Kinsler is ready for all that awaits him this season, Don Kelly's chances to make the 25-man roster, and the Tigers' first full workout focuses heavily on baserunning. Oh, also, someone drove a...

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Friday's Links: Miguel Cabrera back to good health

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Miguel Cabrera returns to good health, Bruce Rondon is in the "best shape of his life," and Derek Jeter's retirement plan: classy or classless? Also, Happy Valentine's Day. Baseball and I are very...

Wednesday's Links: Justin Verlander's progress

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Justin Verlander is making progress this offseason, Brad Ausmus isn't nervous about the upcoming season, and who is the face of the Detroit Tigers?

Monday's links: 10 predictions for the season

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Tom Gage lists 10 predictions for the upcoming season (warning: every Tiger will have the best season EVAAR); Joel Zumaya announced his retirement and we all collectively sobbed a little; and the...

Friday's Links: Nick Castellanos & Placido Polanco

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Nick Castellanos is not guaranteed the third-base job, Corey Knebel could be an option for Detroit's bullpen, and Placido Polanco would be great for the Tigers (except no he totally wouldn't).

Thursday's Links: Tom Brookens & Lance Parrish

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Tom Brookens has decided to take up deer hunting, Lance Parrish was officially named the manager of the Erie SeaWolves, and the least interesting storylines of Spring Training. These stories and...

Tigers links: Cabrera, Ray, Hessman

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We're hard up.

Tigers links: New-look Tigers and ugly sweaters

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We catch up on what the pundits think of the new-look Tigers, the new rules changes in regard to home plate collisions, take a tour around the AL Central and see Max Scherzer's sartorial dilemma in...

Detroit Tigers links: Joe Nathan reaction mixed

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Going by the reaction of the baseball pundits, hipsters and talking heads, the controversial trade of Doug Fister and subsequent signing of Joe Nathan will forever be intertwined.

Tigers links: Mike Hessman returns to the fold

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The Tigers must make a big free agent move to ensure their success (or not), we're still waiting on bullpen moves, Twins drop serious coin on pitching, Royals fans aren't happy and Mike Hessman...

Central rivals react to Fielder / Kinsler trade

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The fan bases of the Tigers' Central division rivals ain't happy.

Tigers links: Terrible cartoons, Kinsler's decline

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The Tigers continue to get praise from the baseball pundits and Ian Kinsler and Prince Fielder may or may not be in decline. These stories and more in today's Afternoon Prowl.

Tigers links: Nathan, Vizquel and bullying

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Joe Nathan is the final piece, Gabe Kapler reminiscences about his Tigers days, the passing of the managerial guard and Alan Trammell is the most meritorious player of 1987. These stories and more...

Wednesday Links: Previewing Detroit vs. Oakland

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Previewing the Detroit Tigers/Oakland Athletics matchup, Jhonny Peralta is happy to have a second chance, and Buster Olney's confusing Mike Trout defense. These stories and more in today's Morning...

Thursday links: is Boston the MLB's best team?

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Nick Castellanos might not be a lock to make the playoff roster, Jim Leyland is sick of the words "run support," and one writer thinks the MLB's best team played at Fenway Park last night. These...

Wednesday Links: where have you gone, Darin Downs?

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Austin Jackson steals a base, Darin Downs gets left off the list of September call-ups, and Chase Utley responds to It's Always Sunny. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tuesday's links: featuring a dancing groundskeeper

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An abbreviated list of links after the holiday: Kurt's column, Iglesias's defense and Central Division injuries.

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