Detroit Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire Retires

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Just before Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers manager, Ron Gardenhire, announced that he will retire, effective immediately. Gardenhire cited his health, as a result of food poisoning, and increased stress levels as reasons for his decision. Before his three-year stint with the Tigers, Gardenhire managed 13 years with the Minnesota Twins. He […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection: The 2019 Earl Weaver Awards

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2019 Earl Weaver Awards Welcome to the final regular season edition of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating […] READ MORE





Manny Machado Deserves the Suspension: An Ejection Inspection Special

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Welcome to a special edition of Ejection Inspection! This article normally goes up once a week – Thursdays, usually – but Saturday, June 15th had so many – seven – that it warranted its own column. San Diego Padres shortstop and perennial villain Manny Machado was ejected and subsequently suspended (rightfully so – see the […] READ MORE



Ejection Inspection, Week Seven: Hunter Wendelstedt Should Not Call Detroit Tigers Games

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Welcome to Week Seven of Ejection Inspection! Before getting into the main part of today’s edition, it’s soapbox time. Hunter Wendelstedt and Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire do not get along. On Saturday, Wendelstedt ejected Gardenhire for the sixth time. Because of their history, it is likely that Gardenhire has less patience with Wendelstedt than […] READ MORE



Ron Gardenhire Named As Tigers Manager

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The Detroit Tigers announced earlier today that Ron Gardenhire will be the next manager of the team. The deal is for three years. This move comes after the Tigers announced that former manager Brad Ausmus would not be extended for the 2017-18 season. Gardenhire comes to the Tigers after a stint as the bench coach […] READ MORE