Wednesday, August 03, 2005

STANDING BY A STORY

Keep your eye out on the Tigers.
More things could be coming down the pipe. Guys are angry and some of it will boil over in the media.
I know some of you doubt my report that Pudge is angry. Read the newspapers today and his reaction to when reporters approachd him.
He did not deny it, which is key. He snapped at reporters to talk to Dave Dombrowski and Tram. He did not attack the messanger, which is me. He attacked the organization.
I know how these things work. If it were not true he'd launch a personal attack on the media. Sometimes even when it is true athletes attack the media.
This story is true. There are a bunch of angry guys.
Lets see how they perform on the field.
I stand by my story.

18 Comments:

Blogger dt said...

Reading back on my original post in your last thread, it was BS the way I wrote it. Please read my response in that thread, where I apologized.

I still think Pudge has NO right to be upset about this as I think the Tigers tanked this season long before Dombrowski traded Farnsowrth. This team has underachieved all year and the players (AND TRAMMELL!!!) need to take some responsiblity.and be held accountable.

If they do tank, it is more a refelection of their low character and weak manager than it is any 'lack of effort' by the front office.

9:48 AM

 
Anonymous Brent said...

Perhaps if Rodriguez had a better season and hustled more on the basepaths, the Tigers would have a few more wins in the W column.

11:22 AM

 
Blogger Kent Herriman said...

I think that the front office while not without blame is the least of the offenders. I want to see Alan Trammell gone. It can't happen soon enough. He is not doing a good job, he consistently makes poor decisions that cost us runs. It happens almost every game. He needs to be fired. The players also need to step up but I'm guessing part of their problem is playing for a manager like Tram.

1:37 PM

 
Blogger Nancy Kotting said...

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4:02 PM

 
Blogger Leelanau Sports Guy said...

I don't blame the front office at all. Dave D. went out and got players in the offseason, he just locked up Polanco for 4 more years and tried to sign Farnsworth to an extension.

It comes down to the players themselves. Health has been a major factor, but the last week or so with our "best" lineup we haven't seen many runs. Sure the pitching has fallen apart at the same time, but the offense has stunk.

On the subject of Tram, he still has alot of learning to do, but I think he will be a good manager someday. Whether it's soon enough for this team is the question. I think Dombrowski is building the team for "next year" and time will tell if Tram has earned the chance to manage them.

4:03 PM

 
Anonymous sportsfromA2 said...

Hey Terry, I'm kinda concerned/confused with what's going on between the News & Free press- do you have any info on it?

Maybe this opens the Door for the "T-Fos for Sports editor" campaign????
I'll start making the bumper stickers & T-Shirts if you want.

I'd like to hear your take and Drew sharp's take on this situation tomorrow on the sports inferno.

PS- does anyone know who Iffy the Dopester is?

5:23 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was foolish to think that the tigers were in the wild card race and that they traded away a piece that could have gotten them over the hump. if dombrowski thought that he couldn't re-sign farnsworth then why not try to get some value out of him. it may hurt them this year but what did they have to fight for this year...3rd place? they were not even .500 with him and making it to .500 is not a real goal for good teams, it is a lame attempt to salvage yet another subpar season for the worst team of the 90's and 00's. they haven't played a meaningful game in AUGUST, let alone SEPT in years.

isn't it college football season already?

5:32 PM

 
Blogger billionaire said...

Clerical Issue

EX-Mayors apologist are trying to down play the results as expected. However the numbers don;t lie.

I from houston where you used to the HOuston Chronicle and Houston Post. The Chronicle bought out and shut down all operations of the post. Perhaps the Free press should do the same.

Terry don;t get too sensitive. We all know your integrity is impeccable. And your almost always proven right.

5:36 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pudge has $40M reasons to show up regardless of who is around him. maybe he is frustrated with how the team is playing and some of the personnel moves since he got here BUT he had a chance to play for other established teams with more talent and far more potential to win and he chose D-Town....why? is it b/c of the exceptional waterfront, windsor nightlife,....no its $40 MILL. so suck it up pudge, produce on the field, be a leader in the clubhouse, and if you have concerns with upper management moves then sit down w/ DD and have a 1:1 and let him know what you think behind closed doors. in other words, be a professional!

5:44 PM

 
Blogger Steve-oh said...

Terry - Is this a story beyond Pudge, by which I mean is there a large contingent of players upset?

Or, if it's just Pudge and maybe a couple of his buddies, could Pudge be upset about some outside stuff, perhaps like his buddy Palmeiro getting busted for 'roids, and be projecting? I know the rant was before the news on Palmeiro was officially released, but perhaps Pudge had some knowledge?

6:22 PM

 
Blogger The_Real_Right_Way said...

In my mind the Tigers season and downward spiral, the penant race, world series or anything else in baseball is over shadowed by the steroid issue.

This game is a fraud and right up there with the WWF, WWE, and the WW-Whatever. I find it interesting that so many players are standing behind Palmeiro, is that an indication of people supporting him so they get support when and if they get caught?

The more I think about things in baseball, the corked bat, the clear, the cream, bullshit congressional hearings, visable drop off in individual performances, visable changes in players physical appearance, and a continuation of lies. I can't watch it. I don't watch wrestling, so I have to ask myself why watch this BS.

This is BS. This is no longer America's favorite pass time, it perhaps is, "America's Most Artificially Enhanced Performance Sport."

Baseball sucks.

9:59 PM

 
Blogger The_Real_Right_Way said...

Off topic but I thought this was interesting.

SI Article:
Making a splash
Analyzing winners, losers of free agency season

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/marty_burns/08/03/winners.losers/index.html

The Pistons are not mentioned. I am wondering if the Pistons feel they only need one move to address any weakness they may have? (Finley or Rose) The bench in my opinion is still non-existent. I thought Elden was retiring also.

The East has a number of teams that seamingly have improved dramatically.

Forget Finley and Rose for now, they need some size. Can the Pistons go after Tyson Chandler?

10:13 PM

 
Blogger JB said...

In response to The Real Right Way's comments, I do not think that these steroid users have done enough to justify saying that "baseball sucks". There are some players out there, who I like to call cheaters, but the magic of this game cannot and is not completely diminished by those select men.

Though I can see why you're frustrated, I still think baseball has enough clean stars in it to be a fantastic sport.

Raffy Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa and company have done plenty to make us question the power hitters of baseball...but in most cases, until they test positive, then in my eyes they are clean.

10:30 PM

 
Blogger The_Real_Right_Way said...

I look at all the things that brought baseball back from the dead. The homerun race, McGuire, Sosa, Barry Bond's run. I happen to think that not only did the players cheat, but when baseball condones it, it is something totally different and more sinister to the fans.

The game is tainted to the point that you don't know who is real and who isn't. You don't know if baseball is winding the balls tight, people are corking bats, etc.

When you have reporters speculating on who is juicing and who isn't, and will this guy get a first ballot vote because he is suspect, something is seriously wrong.

The game in my opinion is damaged. At this point, it is damaged beyond repair unless they wake up and fix all the BS that is now part of baseballs identity.

11:57 PM

 
Blogger T Foster said...

I respect your opinioin that Pudge has no right to be upset. I disagree with it, but I respect it. I know the dude is angry. And I know the dude has told folks he might want out.

3:28 AM

 
Blogger T Foster said...

By the time you read this my post on the news papers will probably be on the web site here.

3:29 AM

 
Blogger T Foster said...

billionaire,
I was not being a baby or anything. I simply felt I needed to defend myself. I felt strongly about this one so I went with it on the radio.

3:30 AM

 
Blogger T Foster said...

Steve, Oh,
There are a number of players upset. I will talk to my person and give you other names. I wanted to know what was up with Pudge because his quotes seemed strange. It was a journalist's instinct. I thought something was up and I believe I was correct.

3:32 AM

 

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