Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but the Glass City is a stone's throw from Detroit and the Tigers unofficially kicked off their caravan and Tiger Fest with a trip down I-75 to visit their Triple-A franchise for Mud Hens Fandemonium.
What better time to do a Morning Prowl to gather all the news in one place?
By the way, I'm just going to hat-tip John Wagner of the Toledo Blade up front for starting some of the leg work at his Coop Scoop blog, which should definitely be on your must-read list.
John Lowe: Tigers' Dave Dombrowski pleased after off-season
Lowe asked Dombrowski to appraise the offseason. He's happy with it.
Michael Rosenberg: Rick Porcello, Alex Avila might spark success for Tigers
The Freep columnist sees Porcello and Avila as key question marks who could help push the team over the top if they're able to put it all together.
Toledo Blade: Tigers eye an '06 redux
Dave Hackenberg of the Blade sees that staying healthy for the first time since the '06 season will be key for the Tigers' chances.
Jason Beck: Manager Jim Leyland excited about Tigers, ready for spring
Does Jim Leyland think they have a good team? You bet he does, and he said it about three times in three sentences at Fandemonium.
And from the other end of the state, we have a couple of former White Caps being honored with a Hall of Fame ceremony.
GR Press: Groundskeeper Heather Nabozny among latest inductees into Whitecaps Hall of Fame
GR Press: Tighter budget doesn't dampen Dave Dombrowski's outlook for Tigers after busy offseason
Dombrowski told the media the Tigers approached the offseason with different goals than they had in the past. This time they wanted shorter contracts and flexibility.
Lynn Henning: Healthy, confident Joel Zumaya vows to be on Tigers' Opening Day roster
Henning caught up with Zumaya at the Caps' induction. Zoomer says he feels good and he's going to pitch his way onto the 25-man roster. Also a new nickname "China Doll." I like the Detroit connection, since Iggy Pop wrote the song made famous by David Bowie.
From elsewhere in Tigerdom, here's a few more stories.
Ian Casselberry: Armando Galarraga's roller-coaster ride with Tigers comes to an apparent end
Ian chronicled Galarraga's time in Detroit for MLive.com
Tigers Den: Hashing out the Armando Galarraga Arby Case
An imagination of the Tigers' negotiations with Galarraga.
Motor City Bengals: Dissecting Brennan Boesch
John Parent looks closer at Boesch and concludes he shoudln't be a regular player on a "good" team.
The Daily Fungo: Robert Fick, Ultimate Friend and Teammates
Mike wrote a short bit on Fick, whose name makes for an awful typo and nearly showed up the link. Whoops.
I-70 Baseball: Detroit Tigers Season Preview 2011
Our friend Jen from Old English D wrote a season preview.
ESPN.com: Matt Anderson on the long road back to the majors
Former injured Tigers fireballer -- Joel Zumaya version 1 if you will -- Matt Anderson is attempting to make a come back with the Phillies. Good luck to Matt. You might remember he injured himself throwing an octopus. At least, that's how the story goes.