Around The Tail: Miggy and The Tigers Give Back

It has been a while since I have done one of these as we look at you may have missed around the world of baseball & pop culture.

As Detroit Tigers fans wait to see if there will be a season in 2020, the ongoing talks between the MLB owners and the MLBPA seem to make traction in terms of the union and owners putting proper COVID-19 protocols in place.

Detroit Tigers in the News:

Major credit belongs to Tigers’ ownership for continuing to pay their employees while revenues are getting tighter. According to Jon Heyman on Twitter, the Tigers join a handful of teams paying their employees. This is just the right thing to do.

The  Detroit Tigers on Thursday teamed up with Miller Lite, donated 75 cents to the U.S Bartenders Guild for every retweet. With food establishments and bars closed, this will help out those who have been affected by the closures.

Reported in the Detroit News yesterday, Miguel Cabrera along with his wife, Rosangel, is partnering up with the Detroit Tigers Foundation to donate $250,000 to local agencies in the area that assist with families.

“During these very tough times for all, my wife Rosangel and I wanted to help the Detroit community that is very special to us,” said Cabrera in a statement released through the Tigers. “Through our foundation, we have always focused on the well-being of children and we wanted to continue this effort in such a time of need.

With the flooding that occurred in Midland, Michigan over the week, this was a great story to brighten up the week. You can find the complete breakdown of where Miggy is donating in the link. 

Former Tigers Brandon Inge and Craig Monroe crammed as many former Tigers they could in a recent ZOOM Chat on Fox Sports Detroit.


Super Mega Baseball 3 is finally here

For anyone who is a fan of Super Mega Baseball 3, that was released last week on all available consoles. If you have not played this game before, this is a good entry into playing baseball games. While all the teams are fake, the full amount of customization is endless.

New for this year, franchise mode allows your team to sign players for the first time. Your players actually age with the team and you can earn money to train them to improve their abilities. The mechanics on this game in terms of pitching and hitting are really good. Do not let the lack of big-league rosters stop you from playing this game. If you are a fan of baseball games in the 90s like “Bases Loaded”,  “Super Baseball 2020, “Baseball Simulator .1000” or the early days of EA with a game like “Tony LaRussa’s Baseball”, then you will like this game.

In another article, I will do a complete breakdown of the game. To relive one of my favorite bits of all time, here’s your moment of zen for the week.