Mike Ilitch says something about a hot dog; five important questions about the Detroit Tigers are answered; and Lynn Henning thinks Brennan Boesch has "mystique." These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
Mike Ilitch glad there's no 'hot dog' on Tigers' roster -- Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
One of the reader comments is the best: "Of course there's no hot dog, Fielder probably ate them all." It's an easy joke, somewhat unoriginal ... but it gets me every time.
The Impact on Hitters Who Change Parks -- FanGraphs Baseball, Bill Petti
Petti explores the idea that different ballparks mean different stats for players. More specifically, he discusses how Prince Fielder's numbers may decline as a result of playing at Comerica Park.
March 15th in Lakeland -- MarioImpemba.com, Mario Impemba
Because we're all dying to know what Tom Brookens thinks. Mario talked to him yesterday at spring training and got his thoughts on a few hot topics.
Five questions: Detroit Tigers -- The Hardball Times, Brian Borawski
The Tigers are at the top of the contenders list in the division, but "we all know things rarely happen as they should. What could go wrong? What could go even more right? Let's take a look."
The Man, The Mystery -- April in the D
Brennan Boesch: Baseball player, California native, man of mystique.
More Justin Verlander than you can shake a bat at. -- Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
No description needed ...
Elsewhere in baseball:
What's Your Favorite Kirby Puckett Memory? -- Twinkie Town
This isn't really timely, but I don't care. Kirby Puckett is one of my all-time favorite players, since I grew up watching him in Ft. Myers. I can't pass up a tribute to him.
Royals agree to long-term contract with Alcides Escobar -- HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman
"Alcides Escobar and the Royals have agreed to a four-year contract that includes team options for 2016 and 2017, the team announced."
Is Baseball Ready for Bryce? -- GQ, Will Leitch
Bryce Harper will be a player you love to hate in a few years. Actually, I'm pretty sure people are already at that level. I think I am.
Fantasy baseball sleepers and busts -- ESPN
"ESPN's fantasy experts offer up their sleepers and busts for the 2012 fantasy baseball season."