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The Detroit Tigers retired Alan Trammell’s number three before the series finale yesterday. After Trammell had his number retired he spoke to the media. There he iterated that Tigers’ fans have treated him like a Hall of Famer for a long time.
While it was intended to be Trammell’s afternoon at Comerica Park, it’s only fitting that it became Lou Whitaker’s afternoon as well. Trammell and Whitaker are widely considered to be the greatest duo in baseball history. It’s hard to mention one without the other. Trammell even mentioned during his speech that he felt Whitaker deserved to be in Cooperstown, next to him.
When Whitaker spoke to the media yesterday, he said that he’ll wait for his turn-in regards to being a Hall of Famer and having his number retired by the Tigers. It was a bittersweet afternoon Sunday as the Tigers and fans celebrated Trammell’s impact on the organization’s history.
The Tigers have today off and Matt Boyd is scheduled to go on the mound tomorrow. Rob Rogacki, of Bless You Boys, writes that the juggling of the starting rotation probably means nothing except that it skips what should be Liriano’s start. If Liriano hadn’t been struggling over the last month it might mean more, but it’s more likely that the Tigers are trying to prevent any more damage to the starting rotation.
Over at the Detroit Free Press are a couple articles worth reading. First are some numbers you need to know-including Mikie Mahtook surging and Niko Goodrum struggling. Second, Jeff Siedel writes that Daz Cameron might be better than his dad whom also played in the Majors. Daz Cameron is currently teammates with Jarrod Saltalamacchia-who was also teammates with Cameron’s dad.