Every year, we publish hundreds of stories here at Bless You Boys. If our count is correct, this is our 1,500th article of 2017. Some of them are great, others... not so much. We put our best effort into everything we write, but some posts just work a little easier than others.
Here are our favorite stories of 2017.
I suspected Al Avila was an Android man at first. Guess I was wrong.
The younger Castellanos brother shares his favorite baseball memory and what baseball means to their family.
I worked hard on this one, okay?
This is one of my favorite articles to write every year, and this season’s was surprisingly accurate.
Verlander painting corners like pic.twitter.com/INHoVi5GIP— Bless You Boys (@blessyouboys) April 10, 2017
MLB screwed something up? Nooo...
The BYB staff picked which GoT characters certain Tigers players would be.
Turns out we were right.
They need to do their f***ing job better.
They did, and it resulted in the No. 1 pick in the 2018 MLB draft.
A stream-of-consciousness recap for a very bad West Coast game.
The writing was on the wall then. It just took a little while to get a deal done.
Gary Sanchez is still a punk.
This article was certainly one of the toughest we had to write this year.
It was time.
In which we got excited about Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron, and Jake Rogers.
This one didn’t go over so well on Facebook.
It’s still bulls***.
Jay interviewed new Tigers prospect Grayson Long shortly after he was acquired from the Angels.
We’re still not all that happy about it.
A little hope to hold onto as we enter the new year.
We also picked out a few of our favorite FanPosts of the year. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
2/6/17: Ode to spring training
2/13/17: A love letter to the Tigers
4/24/17: The search for Beer City, USA
4/25/17: A game recap, 30 years late
6/22/17: Brad Ausmus has the hottest of seats
9/10/17: Michael Fulmer’s future
10/9/17: Dear Tigers fans
10/19/17: The 2017 “Turn the Page” Tigers awards
12/5/17: A Letter to Santa Paws
12/15/17: Mr. Van Horn, the Milner, & Nostalgia