Max Scherzer: A brother's passage
ESPN, Robert Sanchez
Warning: Crying will happen when reading this.
It's early, but are Tigers' problems real or imagined?
Detroit Free Press, Jamie Samuelsen
Since they're the same problems as last season, I'm going to go with "real." But I already see improvements this year.
.gif | Don Kelly Leaps Taller Than the Highest Building, Robs A Homerun
Walkoff Woodward, Alexandra Simon
I have little doubt that Don Kelly was the inspiration behind the Twitter account @CantPredictBall.
Drew Smyly, Darin Downs deserve shot at bigger role in Tiger 'pen
The Detroit News, Kurt Menching
The Tigers need a key out in the late innings. Who should they call on? If the batter is right-handed, the answer's as easy as ABC: Anyone but Coke.
Denard Robinson throws out first pitch at Tigers game, and has to one-hop it to the plate
Yahoo! Sports, Frank Schwab
So now we know. Denard Robinson cannot throw a baseball either.
Around the AL Central:
The Sox had chances early, but failed to get the big hit against Gio Gonzalez and ultimately fell 8-7 to the Nationals.
The Royals sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning and never looked back.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Overthinking It: What We Know About the Blown Call
Baseball Prospectus, Ben Lindbergh
Defending Marty Foster, and why arguing balls and strikes is never as simple as it seems.
Loria-protesting Marlins fans kicked out of Marlins Park
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
The Marlins are lucky those fans showed up to the stadium in the first place. Did you see that opening-day crowd? Yikes.