Those of you who regularly read this web site will remember how we
protested the use of the kid, Austin Jackson, as their leadoff hitter.
We called attention to the most glaring of all his weaknesses
was his inability to lead the pitcher into taking him deep into the count
and then swinging at bad pitches to strike out.The ideal leadoff hitter will draw many walks as a part of his role. On top of that was his refusal to listen to management and bunt more often and thus use his
So now listen to a story appearing in the DETROIT NEWS today (8-29-11) by Tom Gage: “Austin Jackson led off Sunday’s game with a walk, just the eigth time he’s done that this season!
First at bats have not been Jackson’s forte this yeasr. He’s .200 in his
first at-bat with 39 STRIKEOUTS in only 105 at-bats and just 16 runs.
Last year he hit .333 in his first at=bat wityh just 25 K’s and 34 runs.
“We have to keep working with him to get better at leading off
the game,” Leyland said.
We ask HOW/ HOW DO YOU DO THAT?? We say M O V E H I M. He
would be an outstanding 6th or 7th batter!
filed by bobby on 8-29-11
I have seen great offensive plays while watching the Tiger’s perform over the past 60 years. Let’s see, there was JIM NORTHRUP’S booming
triple to beat Bob Gibson and the Cards in the ’68 series, and, HANK
GREENBERG’S grand slam to wrap up the ’45 pennant, and, MAGGLIO
ORDONEZ’ long Tater to put away Oakland for the ’06 pennant, BUT, here comes AUSTIN JACKSON performing a DEFENSIVE MIRACLE, arguably the greatest defensive gem in Tiger lore!
The Cleveland Indians were the opponents on a beautiful Sunday after-
noon in August of 2011. They were clawing back after suffering a 7
run 3rd inning from our guys. AND THEY WERE ON THE VERGE OF DOING IT! In the top of the 9th against our closing ace, JOSE VALVERDE going for his 37th straight successful finish, they managed
a walk, a hit batter and a sacrifice bunt placing the tieing run on 3rd and the potential winning run on 2nd. That sets the stage for JACKSON’S booming cannon! Every Tiger fan thought the Indian’s would
accomplish at least a tie. The hitter drives a Valverde 95mph fast ball
out to center where JACKSON is prowling. The drive stays in the air long enough to give AUSTIN time to line up a rifle shot to catcher, ALEX
ALIVA. The ball arrives just in time for the tag completing an unheard of double play. The fleet Japanese outfelder is OUT! And the Tigers win 8-7!!! Every Tiger fan today should be saluting our hero, AUSTIN JACKSON!!
posted by another center fielder, bobby hoeft on 8-21-11, the day after!
MY computer went on the fritz , so here’s part II…..
JUSTIN VERLANDER….This guy is on his way into the HOF!
ALEX AVILA……………So is his great battery-mate…WE ARE BLESSED!
MIGUEL CABRERA……..THREE 10′s ALL HEADED FOR THE HOF
AUSTIN JACKSON……..He’s coming fast but he’s fighting SOPH. JINX.
BRENNAN BOESCH …..Another “10″ AND also Owner of the big five!
VICTOR MARTINEZ…….A MIRACLE DEAL BY DAVE DOMBROSKI> WOW!
MAX SCHERZER………… HIT THE “REPEAT” KEY.
RICK PORCELLO……….. THE SAME.
JHONNY PERALTO………ANOTHER STEAL BY THE MAN UPSTAIRS!
I HOPE YOU FEEL AS GOOD ABOUT OUR FUTURE AS WBWF DOES !!
posted by bo bby hoeft on 8-10-11 YIPPEEEEE……
Not since 1983 have die hard Tiger Fans actually been able to look
forward with hope and glee…why? Because we had future died-in-wool bonafied young baseball stars like MORRIS, GIBSON, PETRY,
TRAMMELL, WHITAKER, LEMON, PARRISH and a great leader, SPARKY
ANDERSON to lead them to the promised land. So, why all the optimism? Read the following names and then join me on our Tiger
Trampoline of hope and victory….(we rate on a bar of 0-10).
Justine Verlander 10 Miguel Cabrera 10E
Jhonny Peralta 09 Victor Martinez 095
Austin Jackson 09 Rick Porcello 890
Max Scherzer 097 Brennan Boesch 10
Alex Avila 10 Al Alburqurque 087
Dave Dombrowski is the envy of every Generasl Manager in MLB. WHY?
All of you Tiger FAN (ATICS) will get it right. Because all you need to do
is write down four names: VERLANDER, SCHERZER, FISTER and PORCELLO….that’s right. Jim Leyland knows it right now. HE KNOWS THAT THE TIGERS CAN WIN THE AL PENNANT RIGHT NOW BY TROTTING
THESE FOUR HORSES OUT THERE FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS!! Now here comes the fun. Are you ready? Write down the name of the unknown fifth starter. Here’s some names for you to jamble around
in your noggin……..PENNEY
In the special “COMMENTS” section below you can fill in your choice.
To me it comes down to OLIVER or BELOW with OLIVER finishing with
flourish on his way to the stars. Remember. I’m the guy that picked
out JURJJENS & FURBUSH to become all stars and we all know what’s
happening with those two, right?