The Detroit Tigers are leading the division and This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball is here to talk about it! In episode number nine, I was fortunate to be joined by Jim Weber of WCWA 1230 AM in Toledo. Jim has been the voice of the Toledo Mud Hens for 35 years now, so he knows what he is talking about! Jim told us about some of his experiences in the booth, the rehab of Nate Robertson, the 2009 Mud Hen season, and some insight on current Mud Hens on the roster. Thanks to Jim for taking time to talk to me just hours before a game earlier this week.
On the Panel this week are two guys who really know Tigers Baseball. Greg Eno of The Knee Jerks returns to the show, and Ian Casselberrry of Bless You Boys stops by to discuss the latest tigers news this week. Some of the main focus was on the pennant race, September baseball and this strange, strange 2009 team. This week was special because Eno, also known as the “voice of reason” changed a stance of his for the 2009 Tigers team.
Also joining us to talk about Scott Green and Andy Dirks, two prospects that might have a future in the Old D, is Paul Wezner of Tigs Town. Tigs Town without a doubt is The best source for Tigers minor league coverage and analysis. Scott Green will undergo surgery, but is still a future late inning reliever. Andy Dirks has shown some power in the outfield, and provides some spark offensively.
And finally in our This Week in Detroit Tigers History, we look back to September 4th, 1984 when Jack Morris finally ended his silence with the media. Morris did it as a favor to manager Sparky Anderson, and after his so called silence from the media, Morris responded. After September, Morris went on to pitch three crucial games in the World Series. The rest we all know is the continuance of a hall of fame career. Hopefully the writers eventually realize that too.