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BYB Podcast 88: The kids are alright but everything else is grim

The BYB staff talks baseball from a Tigers perspective

Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

We’re back in the wake of an exciting week of call-up, that, unfortunately, did little to curb the Tigers rapid descent to last place. Brandon Day and Ashley MacLennan meet up for an admittedly lengthy podcast (sorry about that) recorded on Thursday night after the Tigers were swept by the Chicago White Sox.

We’ll talk about the happy stuff first, as the Tigers addition of Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal, and Isaac Paredes is going to make this a fun five weeks of baseball. We’ll then discuss the host of Dombrowski guys in their late 20’s and whether any of them have a place in the Tigers future. We’ll expand from there to see if anything more can do down to stave off the suck factor.

At about the 40 minute mark, we’ll get into a long segment of listener questions (thank you!).

Finally we wrap up with the old boys network being a pain in the butt to the rest of baseball fans everywhere. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a 3-0 grand slam with a seven run lead and a bunch of people were upset. Fortunately, everyone else piled right in on social media to shut that nonsense down. Finally, we’ll wrap with the ugliest story of the week, as Reds broadcaster Thom Brenneman showed his true colors in a hot mic moment and probably got himself fired. He of course followed up with the save my job style apology and played the victim while taking a long time to even apologize to the community he slandered. Not good. Not good in society. Not good for baseball, and definitely not good for baseball having a strong future that welcomes all fans to the table. We’re really sick of this crap. Imagine how others feel.

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