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Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera is awesome & Ron Washington remembers brother on Memorial Day

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There are not enough words for how awesome this picture is.
There are not enough words for how awesome this picture is.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Cleveland 26 21 .553 0 Lost 3
Chicago 26 22 .541 0.5 Won 5
Detroit 23 24 .489 3 Won 3
Kansas City 19 27 .413 6.5 Won 2
Minnesota 15 32 .319 11 Lost 5

(updated 5.27.2012 at 9:26 PM PDT)


Miguel Cabrera is more awesome than you, Drew Sharp likens the Tigers to the Miami Heat, and Ron Washington honors his brother who died in Vietnam. These stories and paper Don Kelly being set on fire in today's Morning Prowl.

I also want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. Thank you to all those -- past and present -- who've served our country in the Armed Forces.

Tigers links:

Miguel Cabrera is better than Matt Capps -- HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
Well, yeah.

Tigers have enough talented individuals to turn season around -- The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Someone count the number of "Rayburn" references in the comments section. Please.

Drew Sharp: Like maligned Miami Heat, Tigers' fate is written in the stars -- Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
"Do the Tigers risk becoming baseball's version of the Miami "Hate"?" Oh, for heaven's sake.

It's Arts & Crafts Day at DNR! -- DesigNate Robertson
Rogo sets paper Don Kelly on fire. Enough said.

Tigers' infield defense a big problem -- SweetSpot Blog, Josh Worn
Wait, you mean blowing like three double play opportunities in one game is a problem? Pssssh.

Jason Beck Facts Part 3 -- Brain Matters
Everything you could ever want to know about Jason Beck.

Nick Castellanos and Dave Dombrowksi's Position Player Draft Record -- Seedlings to Stars, Joseph Tufnell
"Of the 108 years the Detroit Tigers had been playing ball, this charter member of the American League may have never found themselves in a deeper hole than when Dave Dombrowski took over the reins as General Manager of the beleaguered franchise in 2002."

75th anniversary: Mickey Cochrane gets beaned -- The Hardball Times, Chris Jaffe
"Seventy-five years ago today, Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane played in his final game."

Around the AL Central:

Royals take win, series from Matusz, Orioles -- Royals Review
"Despite the Orioles getting to the Royals' bullpen before the fifth inning was in the books, the Royals managed to eke out a 4 - 2 win."

Game 47: White Sox 12, Indians 6 -- Let's Go Tribe
"The White Sox again bludgeoned the Indians, sweeping them out of Chicago with a 12-6 victory. A recap of the action."

White Sox 12, Indians 6; Konerko hits 400th in Sox uniform -- South Side Sox
Recap of White Sox 12-6 win."

Tigers 4, Twins 3: Capps Blows Save as Detroit Sweeps Minnesota -- Twinkie Town
"Twins are swept in Minneapolis by the visiting Tigers."

Elsewhere in baseball:

Ron Washington remembers his brother each Memorial Day -- MLB.com, Ozzie Garza
"Memorial Day, honored throughout baseball each year, hits home for Rangers manager Ron Washington. The skipper of the two-time American League Champions recalls the life of his fallen brother Army Sergeant James L. Washington, Sr., whom he lost more than 40 years ago."

Joe Maddon, Bobby Valentine Trade Public Jabs -- Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Grown men fighting <<<<<<<

College player makes impossible over the fence catch to save tournament game (Video) -- Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
At this point, you've probably already seen this, but just in case, it's definitely worth a look.