Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Royal Return

I was wondering what that ruckus was yesterday.  Had Kilauea erupted again?  Was there an earthquake somewhere?  Then I understood.  It was Detroit, the jumping up and down, the yelling and screaming, the sheer joy and excitement of Prince, their Prince, coming home to the kingdom where he grew up.

Once again, I didn't see this one coming.  I really need to polish my crystal ball!  But seriously, who was expecting this?  Two weeks ago the Tigers weren't in need of a 1st baseman, especially one who wanted a long-term deal.  Even a week ago, Tigers management was looking for a short term fix for Victor Martinez's season-ending injury.  Did Tigers owner Mike Ilitch pull the trigger once again?   The Tigers have made moves late in the off-season before and they've worked out well.  Pudge, Mags and Damon.  And Ilitch, he wants a World Series...badly.  How badly?  In Prince's case, 9 years, $214 million kind of badly.

There will definitely be a on-field ripple effect with Miguel Cabrera moving back to third base.  What does that mean for Brandon Inge and Wilson Betemit?  We'll have to wait and see.  There are a lot of changes going on in Motown.  And the one big change they're waiting for, hoping for, involves the last win of the season and lots of champagne.  Can their Prince also be their savior?

Tiger fans, I want your insight...


  1. Not a Tigers fan..... but YOW.... 214 million... that ain't no chump change. :-0

  2. I have a favor to ask of my Tiger's peeps. Fill us in on the story between Prince and his dad. I didn't realize their relationship was so, well, non-existant.

  3. The good news for Braves fans is that Fielder will not be appearing in the middle of the Nationals lineup for the next decade.

    BTW - When did the Tigers become the NY Yankees?


  4. It is comforting to know that the Braves won't have to face Fielder or Pujols on a regular basis for a very long time. As for the Yankees comment, I think the Tigers like the taste of the post season.