Hook'd on Humor

The Tigers like to party -- just like us!

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After a three-game sweep of the A's, the Tigers had a party - just like us!

An almost history of the baseball origin myth

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This is baseball, this is our heritage, this is our constant source of overly romanticized sentiment, and that is our spittoon, so please pass it this way and let's learn something.

Let's talk about baseball uniforms

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A brief look at the history and development of baseball uniforms, with plenty of digressions.

The songs we sing at baseball games

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The National Anthem and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" are sung at every baseball game. HookSlide explains, with minimal research, the story behind these songs and why we sing them.

Why the designated hitter?

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A short history of the designated hitter rule and why it's stupid (or maybe it isn't).

Coke'd: the fans on Twitter have spoken (sort of)

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Phil Coke has fallen out of almost everyone's good graces, it seems, as this Twitter search revealed. (I hope I did the search right.)

FAQ on Danny Worth

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Danny Worth is back in Detroit, and some people are rightly asking the loaded question, "Danny who?" Those people will still be asking that question after reading this FAQ.

MLB News: Bogaerts' game of thongs

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The Tigers ignore sabermetrics, Ryu is still really good, and you won't believe what the Yankees did.

Sh*t my team's fans say

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The top five stupidest Tigers fan comments actually overheard during a single game.

MLB News: Revenge of the K!

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Lots of strikeouts, extra innings, unreal losing streaks, and I'm not even talking about the Tigers!

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MLB News: A walk-off WHAT?!

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A bunch of teams postponed because of crap weather, there was a battle of Sox, and guess what Prince Fielder did?

MLB News: Who needs small ball?

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Travis Snider tried to catch a fly ball with his face, Dan Uggla did a good thing, and the Brewers finally lost.

7 Unwritten rules of baseball

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Baseball has dozens of unwritten rules that all players must honor. HookSlide explains seven of the most important.

MLB News: An unexpected rematch

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Verlander got a hit, Bumgarner hit a grand slam, and Valverde is still Valverde.

MLB News: Everyone lost the trade!

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Avisail Garcia is done for the year, Jim Johnson is no longer the closer, and Masahiro Tanaka is undefeated.

Notes from around MLB, April 10

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The Royals finally have a home run, Joe Nathan has a "dead arm," and Jim Johnson is blowing saves at a 66 percent clip.

Notes from around MLB, April 9

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The White Sox and Orioles both had blowout games, the Marlins are finally out of first place, and Ryan Braun is hitting home runs.

Notes from around MLB, April 8

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Bryce Harper is striking out a lot, Yasiel Puig hurt his thumb, the Twins are leading the league in an unexpected stat, and what's up, Mariners?

Notes from around MLB, April 7

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The first week of baseball is complete. Welcome to week two.

Notes from around MLB, April 4

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Rain-outs, comebacks, slumps, and derps. What more do you want?

Notes from around MLB, April 3

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Former Tigers pitchers and could-have-been Tigers pitchers had a very difficult day.

Notes from around MLB, April 2

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Brian Wilson is "hurt," Adrian Beltre is a copycat, CC Sabathia is LOL, and more (but not much).

Notes from Around MLB

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The Tigers won their opener, Jose Valverde made an appearance, Ryan Braun is back, and other things happened too.

Keeping score at home

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Every fan should know how to keep score in a scorebook during a game. HookSlide shows you how it's done.

HookSlide's hacks for the 2014 season

21

You want to make the upcoming season great. Here are some "life hacks" to help get you there.

Whitecaps attempt to fatten the local population

9

The West Michigan Whitecaps, known for their zany and calorically intensive foods, have made their 2014 offerings public. Your duty-bound BlessYouBoys bloggers investigate.

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