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Morning Prowl: Love for the CoPa, SI Covers, Sheff's Gift, and Funeral on a Ship

The New York Times' Tyler Kepner wonders why more people don't consider Comerica Park among the best modern ballparks. (He also takes a nice shot at the new Yankee Stadium.)

Peter Abraham says the Yankees "look like a company softball team at times." Do they have a whiff of '08 Tigers to them, as Kurt and I were discussing via IM last night?

Samara has pictures from the Tigers-Mariners game she attended in Seattle. What does Brandon Inge have inscribed on his bat, and what sort of horseplay did Miguel Cabrera subject his teammate to? Oh, Miggy!

Joe Posnanski put together a list of every major league team with the last time each of them was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Before clicking over, can you name the last time the Tigers were on the cover of SI? Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch posted a nice picture of downtown Detroit taken from his hotel room.

If you're wondering what the Detroit Tigers presented to Gary Sheffield to celebrate his 500th home run, the team's official blog has a photo for you. (By the way, did you see Sheff muff one in left field last night for the Mets? Yeesh.)

Add Eulogio De La Cruz to the list of former Tigers prospects cut loose by their current teams. Cruz, if you didn't know, was with the San Diego Padres. At least he was until yesterday, when he was designated for assignment. Is it worth bringing back "Funeral on a Ship?"

(via MackAveTigers on Twitter)

Friend of BYB (FOBYB?) Sam Mellinger has ceded to popular culture and joined the masses on Twitter.

Sooze at Babes Love Baseball happened to notice a particularly strange observation by Matt Vasgersian on MLB Network last night. I was watching at the time myself, and thought, "What the hell is he talking about?" (It was probably an ill-advised attempt to be funny.)