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Bless You Boys Podcast 13: Rick Porcello, pitching like a boss

This is a quick and dirty (57 minutes) Bless You Boys Podcast featuring editors Al Beaton, Kurt Mensching, Matt Wallace and Rob Rogacki, recorded with ad hoc equipment on the road.

I'm on vacation in Florida, and had to wing it using less than optimal equipment. So I'm warning you all now, the audio quality is not near to our usual standards. We'll be back to out usual high...well, higher, standards next week.

Topics covered this week included:

  • July ends, August begins, Tigers in 1st with biggest lead of the season.
  • Tigers make a trade deadline deal for pitching.
  • Meet Doug Fister and David Pauley!
  • Grading the Tigers deadline moves.
  • Tribe counter the Tigers, sell the farm to get the Rockies’ ace, Ubaldo Jimenez.
  • Jacob Turner debut.
  • Everyone's favorite Tiger, David Purcey, is DFA'ed.
  • Rick Porcello's excellent July.
  • The rotation is under contract thru 2014
  • Blog war? What blog war?
  • Justin Verlander, almost another no-no.
  • Jered Weaver is a loon (just like his big brother), nailed with a six game suspension for throwing at Alex Avila.
  • All kinds of "unwritten" baseball rules broken last Sunday, are they ridiculous?

No listener questions this week. Why? I'm on vacation, I didn't want to work that hard! We'll be back to our normal format next week.

Again, we apologize for the audio quality. But Hell or high water (or the host going out of town), we wanted to get out a podcast due to all of the hi-jinks and shenanigans over the past week.

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