clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bless You Boys Podcast 34: Say hello to 5-1, say goodbye to Clete's Cult

Kurt, Allison and Al revel in what was a hugely successful season opening home stand for the Detroit Tigers in the latest Bless You Boys Podcast!

BYB Podcast 34 has a running time of 1:11 and features Kurt Mensching, Allison Hagen and Al Beaton.


  • Another BYB Meetup reminder!
  • Thanks to Baroque being unable to sleep, there is now a FanPost for ALL of your fantasy rosterbation needs. If you do so in the game threads, we will mock you mercilessly in the next podcast!
  • Everyone on the Tigers is off to a fast for a few of the usual suspects.
  • There's lots to like and very little of concern after a 5-1 home stand.
  • Who is the Tigers' week 1 MVP?
  • Ohhhh, Jackson! Austin Jackson, that is...
  • The fact there are no wins from Justin Verlander, or anyone else in the starting rotation, during the 5-1 start is as fluky as it comes.
  • Doug Fister to the DL, Adam Wilk joins Drew Smyly in the rotation.
  • Daniel Schlereth is the new BYB whipping boy. Is it deserved? Allison says yes, Kurt says no.
  • The Cult is no more. Clete Thomas designated for assignment.
  • Victor Martinez is still not ruled out for a late season return from knee surgery..but don't count on it, either.
  • As expected, there are more John Lannan rumors. Expect nothing to come of them.
  • The Tigers seem to be doing just fine despite the baseball hipsters decrying the dire straits of the minor league system for the past several years.
  • Time for Boston Red Sox fans to panic? We sure hope so!
  • The small market Cincinnati Reds give long-term, mega-dollars contracts to Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips. Crazy smart...or crazy insane?
  • Ozzie Guillen says he loves him some Fidel Castro, gets suspended 5 games. Chicago White Sox fans point toward the Miami Marlins...and laugh.
  • Letters from listeners, where we recommend a few Twitter accounts from journalists we think are worth following.
  • Red Wings fan Al and Sharks Kurt both think Brendan Shanahan is an idiot. It needed to be said.

Brandon Inge mentions: We are on an a hiatus from from all things Inge.

Blogs mentioned: Hardball Times, Detroit4Lyfe

Twitter feeds recommended: Micheal Rosenberg, Bob Wojnowski, Joe Posnanski, Tony Paul, Matthew B. Mowrey.

We LOVE to hear from you. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, please email us at BYBPodcast at

Click to directly download the MP3, or listen via the streaming version posted below.

The BYB podcast is available on iTunes!

The BYB Podcast can be streamed on-demand over your iPhone, Android Phone, BlackBerry or Palm/webOS phone via Stitcher Radio! You can find links to the app at

Click here for the podcast RSS feed.