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Bless You Boys Podcast 31: Miguel Cabrera will win a Gold Glove

Miguel Cabrera's orbital bone! Jacob Turner's tired arm! Ryan Raburn is hitting! Brandon Inge mentions! Donner the Dog! Why all this must mean only one thing. It's the return of the Bless You Boys Podcast!

We start ramping up for the regular season, as the BYB Podcast returns to a weekly format with our latest episode. BYB Podcast 31 has a running time of 58:47, and features Kurt Mensching, Allison Hagen and Al Beaton.


  • The latest on the Bless You Boys community meetup on August 4th. Allison would like to see the money, please.
  • Kurt previews a new feature you'll soon see on Bless You Boys.
  • Miguel Cabrera is injured by a ground ball, everyone panics...for a few minutes, anyway.
  • Cabrera fractures his orbital bone on a freak play, yet the media says, "I told you so!"
  • Jacob Turner has a "tired arm". Time to worry?
  • 5th starter bingo: Trade rumors link the Detroit Tigers to the Washington Nationals' John Lannon.
  • Delmon Young and Ryan Raburn are channeling Babe Ruth on steroids down in Lakeland. Should we expect big seasons?
  • Who's the 5th starter? 4th outfielder? Last man in the bullpen? Does it make a difference?
  • Opening day starters announced (though it's not a big deal in the big scheme of things), it's Justin Verlander facing the Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester.
  • Media meme of the week: Was Justin Verlander more lucky than good in 2011?
  • We say goodbye to David Purcey....Huh? Who? Oh, yeah. Rather, we say goodbye to David Pauley.
  • Jim Leyland admits the Tigers rushed Ryan Perry to the majors, to his detriment. Have the team learned their lesson?

Brandon Inge mentions: The podcast is all about Inge...for about 3 minutes during the Cabrera discussion.

Host mistakes: Al refers to the new-school Nationals as the old-school Senators, Kurt puts Duane Below on the roster twice, Allison gave her boyfriend a tie for Christmas.

Blogs mentioned: Baseball Nation, Hardball Talk, Hustle Belt, Winging it in Motown, Pride of Detroit., Baseball Press.

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