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  • Video: Man Tries to Feed Himself to Tigers, Fails

    02/18/2014 9:41:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    A man in China survived an unsuccessful attempt to feed himself to a pair of Bengal tigers and is being treated for depression, a Chinese newspaper reported Tuesday. According to the Chengdu Business Daily, Yang Jinhai, 27, climbed a tree and jumped into the tigers' enclosure on Sunday at the Chengdu Zoo in southwest China's Sichuan province.
  • Costs, legal battles cast cloud over cat rescue

    02/02/2014 11:10:10 AM PST · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | Laura Lane
    The 68-year-old man won’t dispute a suggestion that he likes cats more than he does people. He settled 23 years ago on 108 remote acres in Clay County, west of Bowling Green near Center Point. He built tall, fenced enclosures and took in three big cats. Taft’s venture has since evolved into a not-for-profit organization with a $700,000 annual budget that barely covers costs. He offers refuge, food, respect and affection to 225 exotic cats that were exploited, confiscated, abandoned or abused. The USDA criticizes Taft and his facility, but the federal agency also is engaged in business with him....
  • TOTAL VANITY: Happy Birthday, Tom Selleck!

    01/29/2014 4:26:52 PM PST · by workerbee · 92 replies
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  • Female Malayan tiger killed during mating at San Diego Zoo

    12/24/2013 11:27:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | December 24, 2013
    SAN DIEGO, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A female Malayan tiger at the San Diego Zoo died during mating after the male tiger bit her neck and severely injured her spinal cord, zoo officials said. The two endangered Malayan tigers were involved in the mating process Saturday before guests arrived at the zoo, but it appeared as though the male tiger, Conner became a little too rough with the female, Tiga Tahun, U-T San Diego reported Monday.
  • Video shows toddler in a tiger costume playing copy cat with Sumatran tiger cub at a zoo (with Pix)

    11/09/2013 8:32:48 AM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    An 'awwww'- inspiring video of a little boy in a plush tiger costume having a play date with a real-life tiger cub in a Washington state zoo has won over millions of web users in the past week. The heart-melting footage was taped by Heath and Jackie Shaffer on Halloween, when the couple took their 2-year-old son, Marshall, to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma.
  • Environmental crime wave costs world billions (poaching now “environmental crime”?)

    11/06/2013 9:51:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2013 12:36 PM EST | Jason Straziuso
    The illegal cutting of timber and the poaching of elephants and rhinos are part of a “rapidly escalating environmental crime wave” that international governments must combat by increasing cooperation, police and environmental officials said Wednesday. Interpol and the United Nations Environmental Program are working together to stop environmental crimes that cost tens of billions of dollars a year, said Achim Steiner, the U.N. Environmental Program's Executive Director. … The demand for elephant ivory by China’s rising middle class is fueling the deaths of thousands of elephants across Africa, say wildlife experts. An estimated 17,000 elephants were illegally killed in Africa...
  • Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game (Oct. Baseball Live Thread)

    10/08/2013 10:04:36 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 1,446 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 8, 2013 | David Schoenfield
    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings. Uribe bunted two balls foul, ... and then tomahawked a high fastball from David Carpenter into left-field stands for a shocking two-run homer .... Note that I wrote "David Carpenter" and not "Craig Kimbrel." The Braves had to win this game. Lose, and they go home. Somehow they lost -- in the late innings, no less -- without using the most dominant relief pitcher in the game. The sad thing is, Gonzalez apparently didn't even think of using...
  • Zoo Miami's White Bengal Tiger Carlita Was Euthanized

    09/16/2013 10:37:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Sep 16, 2013
    Recently, Carlita's health deteriorated quickly and her quality of life was poor with no possibility of improving.Carlita, the 21-year-old white Bengal tiger who had been at Zoo Miami for almost two decades, was euthanized on Monday, the zoo said. In May 2012, Carlita was retired to a special enclosure in a secluded quarantine area because she was starting to show signs of her age, the zoo said. Recently, her health deteriorated quickly and her quality of life was poor with no possibility of improving. Carlita was born in captivity in July 1992 and came to the zoo two years later....
  • Peavy to Boston, Iglesias to Detroit in three-team trade

    07/31/2013 4:45:12 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 17 replies
    Sox Prospects ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jim Crowell
    While we are still waiting on all the details to come in, the Red Sox are close to acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. According to reports, Jose Iglesias (pitcured) will be sent to Detroit, and outfielder Avisail Garcia is going from Detroit to Chicago. Alex Speier of WEEI.com is reporting that 19-year-old Lowell infielder Cleuluis Rondon is one of three lower-level prospects who will be sent from Boston to Chicago to finalize the deal. We will have more information when this deal becomes final. UPDATE (12:02 AM): The Red Sox have announced the trade, including the...
  • Group rescued after five days trapped in trees by angry tigers

    07/08/2013 5:13:41 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 48 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Jul. 08 2013, 7:23 AM EDT | AP
    Rescuers on Monday reached five men trapped in trees by several Sumatran tigers for five days after the angry animals mauled a sixth man to death, police said. First Lt. Surya Purba said three tamers managed to drive the tigers away before the men who were in weak condition were evacuated from trees in the protected Mount Leuser National Park in Tamiang, an Aceh district neighbouring with North Sumatra province. The men were looking for rare agarwood — used to make incense and perfume — and accidentally caught a tiger cub in a trap they were using to catch deer...
  • Miguel Cabrera's Ridiculous Plate Coverage

    05/25/2013 6:26:02 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 35 replies
    Fan Graphs ^ | 5-24-13 | Drew Sheppard
    Coming off the first batting Triple Crown in 45 years, Miguel Cabrera ­is making a bid to be the first hitter to do so in consecutive seasons. He currently leads the American League in batting average (.391), RBI (55) and is one home run off the pace at 14. In a recent piece here at FanGraphs, Jeff Sullivan commented on Cabrera’s impressive all fields hitting and ability to cover the full strike zone with power. I have put together some imagery to highlight this ability and show a bit of why Cabrera is such a threat.
  • Giants top Tigers in 10th for World Series sweep

    10/28/2012 9:03:03 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    espn ^ | 10/28/12 | espn
    DETROIT -- Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Ryan Theriot, who went hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's Series, singled softly into right field off Phil Coke opening the 10th. Brandon Crawford sacrificed, nearly bunting the ball past Coke. Angel Pagan struck out and Scutaro singled into short center field as Theriot slid home ahead of Austin Jackson's throw.
  • Obama Says He Kinda Hopes the Tigers Win the World Series (SF Mad at Backstabbing)

    10/26/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Oct. 25 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    Political suicide? President Obama appeared on the Tonight Show last night where he admitted that he's leaning toward rooting for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. And what a real slap in the face this is to San Francisco, which has practically bankrolled his 2012 presidential campaign. His words exactly: "I will say, I've spent a lot of time in Detroit lately, and I didn't want to let Detroit go bankrupt. So in this particular World Series, I might be a little partial," Obama said in comments taped before the Tigers lost the opening game of the series to...
  • Will Romney throw out first pitch at Tigers home game?

    10/24/2012 11:01:40 PM PDT · by The Fop · 17 replies
    10/25/12 | The Fop
    I was thinking that it would be great if Native Michigan son, Mitt Romney, threw out the first pitch at the first Tigers home game of the World Series. Considering that it's a swing state, his Dad was a popular Governor there, and it's very close to the election, this seems like a no brainer. It would also send a message to the Obama campaign that "damn right we're contesting Michigan". It would also be best to do this at the first Tigers home game, since the crowd will be so revved up, regardless of what happens during the first...
  • Tigers maul man to death in Copenhagen zoo

    07/11/2012 11:24:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    AFP - ^ | 11 July 2012
    A man was mauled to death by three tigers after breaking into their enclosure at a zoo in Copenhagen, police and staff at the zoo said on Wednesday. The victim, a 20-year-old Afghan who was given Danish nationality last month, was found lying on the floor ... "He was attacked by the three tigers... Police said they do not know why the man broke into the enclosure
  • Tigers outfielder Delmon Young arrested for hate crime assault

    04/27/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 62 replies
    SeeBS ^ | 4-27-12 | Matt Snyder
    Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for hate crime assault in New York City early Friday morning. The Associated Press reports that Young attacked a group of men while yelling anti-Semitic epithets. From the AP: Police say Young was standing outside of the Hilton New York, not far from Times Square. A group of about four Chicago tourists staying there were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke. As the group walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets. Police say it's not clear who he was yelling at, but he got into a tussle with one...
  • Man claims attack by lion, saved by a bear

    03/28/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    paradisepost.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Trevor Warner
    A Paradise man says he is lucky to be alive after an attack by a mountain lion Monday morning. Robert Biggs, 69, often hikes in the Bean Soup Flat area, which is about a mile and a half above Whisky Flats. He came across a mother bear, a yearling and a newborn, which were about 40 feet from where he was standing. After watching the bear family for a few minutes he decided to leave them be and turned to walk back up the trail. As he turned, a mountain lion pounced on him grabbing hold of his backpack with...
  • Global warming causes snow and volcanoes

    02/27/2012 5:37:23 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 4 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2012 | Don Surber
    Everything proves global warming to the true believers. If it floods, that proves global warming. If it doesn’t rain, that proves global warming. If it is warm, that proves global warming. If it is cold, that proves global warming. And if everything proves it — nothing does really. Now we have this nonsense from the Telegraph: Climate change means autumn levels of sea ice have dropped by almost 30 percent since 1979 – but this is likely to trigger more frequent cold snaps such as those that brought blizzards to the UK earlier this month. And Arctic sea ice could...
  • Tiger Habitat Urgently Threatened (by toilet paper! Who knew?)

    02/08/2012 10:20:08 AM PST · by pabianice · 28 replies
    The toilet paper on your grocery store shelves may have a direct impact on the 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Not all tissue and paper towels are made from responsible sources. Tiger Habitat Urgently Threatened Sumatra's rain forests--and the tigers that live in them--are in danger. One threat? Toilet paper bound for U.S. stores. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is pulping rain forests and replacing them with pulp plantations to provide paper fiber for products like the fastest-growing brand of toilet paper in the United States today, Paseo. Since 1984, APP's forestry practices have cleared 5 million acres...
  • Don't Hatch A Rematch

    11/22/2011 8:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | Brian McNicholl
    There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse. Don’t tell me the traditional architecture for playoffs is the only – or even most – accurate way to determine a champion. The St. Louis Cardinals just won the World Series under that system despite having fewer wins in the regular season than any other team that...
  • Born to Roar: Lions' and Tigers' Fearsome Roars Are Due to Their Unusual Vocal Cords

    11/10/2011 4:00:31 PM PST · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 2, 2011 | Science Daily
    ScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2011) — When lions and tigers roar loudly and deeply -- terrifying every creature within earshot -- they are somewhat like human babies crying for attention, although their voices are much deeper. So says the senior author of a new study that shows lions' and tigers' loud, low-frequency roars are predetermined by physical properties of their vocal fold tissue -- namely, the ability to stretch and shear -- and not by nerve impulses from the brain. "Roaring is similar to what a baby sounds like when it cries," says speech scientist Ingo Titze, executive director of the...
  • Wild Tigers Threatened With Extinction

    11/02/2011 10:15:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The population of Asian Tigers has declined from 100,000 a century ago to an estimated population of 3,500 or less. Wild tigers could become extinct in 12 years if countries where they still roam fail to take quick action to protect their habitats and step up the fight against poaching, global wildlife experts told a "tiger summit" Sunday. The World Wildlife Fund and other experts say only about 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, a dramatic plunge from an estimated 100,000 a century ago. James Leape, director general of the World Wildlife Fund, told the meeting in St. Petersburg that...
  • Horror, resignation at killing of Ohio animals

    10/20/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT · by Enchante · 91 replies
    AP via YahooNews ^ | October 20, 2011 | ANDY BROWNFIELD and KANTELE FRANKO
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Amid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio — and photographs of their bloody carcasses — animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Sheriff's deputies shot 48 animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions — after Terry Thompson, owner of the private Muskingum County Animal Farm near Zanesville, threw their cages open Tuesday and then committed suicide.
  • Sheriff: 56 exotic animals escaped from farm near Zanesville; 49 killed by authorities

    10/19/2011 6:03:10 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 193 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Dispatch staff reporter Kathy Lynn Gray and Staff
    The animals that were killed included 18 tigers, nine male lions, eight female lions, six black bears, three mountain lions, two grizzly bears, one baboon and two wolves, Sheriff Matt Lutz said.
  • Schools Close After Animals Escape Muskingum Co. Exotic Animal Farm. (Lions, Tigers, Bears)

    10/18/2011 10:40:45 PM PDT · by TaraP · 51 replies · 1+ views
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Several schools announced that they will not have school on Wednesday after exotic animals escaped a Muskingum County animal farm. The schools are: Maysville Local Schools, Zanesville City Schools, Foxfire Community Schools and West Muskingum Local Schools. Police said they had shot at least 25 of at least 48 escaped exotic animals on Tuesday night. Terry Thompson, the owner of the farm, was found dead outside of his home on the animal farm property. Police said the fences had been left unsecured. According to police, the animals escaped at about 6 p.m. from an animal farm near...
  • WORLD SERIES WINNERS - 7 different winners in last 7 years?

    10/08/2011 6:53:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 44 replies
    espn ^ | oct 2011
    Unless the Cardinals win it all this year, it will be 7 different winners in the last 7 years. That's good for baseball. From 1978 to 1987, there were 10 different winners. 1987 Minnesota Twins 1986 New York Mets 1985 Kansas City Royals 1984 Detroit Tigers 1983 Baltimore Orioles 1982 St. Louis Cardinals 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 1980 Philadelphia Phillies 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 1978 New York Yankees
  • 2011 ALCS / NLCS playoff thread

    10/08/2011 1:35:57 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 398 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 8th 2011 | cripplecreek
    Tigers and Rangers Cardinals and Brewers
  • A-Rod strikes out to end Yankee Season

    10/06/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 1+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 6 October 2011 | Alex Rodriguez
    A-Rod just stuck out swinging to give Detroit the series and a trip to the ALCS finals. Final score 3-2.
  • Tigers beat Yankees to reach AL Championship Series (3 - 2)

    10/06/2011 9:02:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    reuters ^ | October, 6, 2011 | Larry Fine
    The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday to reach the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers.
  • Verlander wins 19th, deserves MVP and Cy Young: A fan's take

    08/23/2011 4:42:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | D. Benjamin Satkowiak
    If the American League Central Division had a singular worry, it would have to be the imminent threat of its rising crime rate. This season, the division has had its fair share of brutal beatings, home-plate assaults and canon fire. Most of which have been perpetrated by Detroit Tigers potential Cy Young and MVP-winning ace Justin Verlander... Heading into his Aug. 22 matchup against Tampa Bay, Verlander was on track to garner win number 19 on the season. After allowing a leadoff home run, the Tigers star showed little remorse, as he annihilated the Rays over seven innings of baseball...
  • Former Detroit Tiger Jim Northrup dies

    06/09/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2011
    Jim Northrup, a key part of the Detroit Tigers' 1968 World Series champion team, died Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reported. He was 71. Northrup hit a two-run triple off St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson in the seventh inning of Game 7 of that series, which the Tigers came back to win after trailing three games to one. It was the only triple Gibson gave up all season. "He was big, tall and thin with a beautiful flowing swing, and he had real major power," former teammate Dick Tracewski told the Free Press. "He was a hell of a...
  • 'We've been blessed': Survivors grateful ... (JAPAN'S GOT NOTHING ON ALABAMA!!!)

    05/01/2011 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 83 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 4/30/2011 7:15:31 PM | GREG BLUESTEIN, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    PRATT CITY, Ala. — Church groups, students and other volunteers worked aggressively Saturday to bring food, water and other necessities to communities ravaged by the second-deadliest day of tornadoes in U.S. history. Across the South, volunteers have been pitching in as the death toll from Wednesday's storms keeps rising. At least 340 people were killed across seven states, including at least 249 in Alabama, as the storm system spawned tornadoes through several states. It was the largest death toll since March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed in storms that raged through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. In Pratt City,...
  • Tiger Easter!

    04/21/2011 12:08:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 1+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 21,2011 | annem040359
    For all the cat lovers out there, once again the Big Cat Rescue people put out a very fun short video of two big cats, acting like their little cats cousins when it comes to toys. Plus in a special way, toys that look like Easter eggs and filled with CATNIP to make a catnip cocktail in the giant watering container.
  • Miguel Cabrera Arrested, Suspected Of DUI

    02/17/2011 11:48:07 AM PST · by equaviator · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 2-17-11 | David Matthews
    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of drunken driving and resisting arrest charges in Florida. Cabrera's car was seen by police on the side of the road and the engine block was smoking. When police stopped to assist, Cabrera was seen talking to himself and cursing. He was also drinking from a bottle of James Buchanan scotch. The incident occured about 110 miles away from Lakeland, Fl., the site of Tigers spring training. Cabrera was not scheduled to report for spring training until Saturday. When officers tried to move Cabrera into their patrol car,...
  • Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Sparky Anderson Has Died at Age 76

    11/04/2010 11:08:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Sparky Anderson Has Died at Age 76
  • Ex-Tigers manager Anderson placed into hospice

    11/03/2010 7:25:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | November 3, 2010
    DETROIT — Former Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care at his Thousands Oaks, Calif. home for complications resulting from dementia. Anderson family’s said in a statement Wednesday they appreciate the support and kindness that friends and fans have shown throughout the Hall of Famer’s career and retirement.
  • Surprise Tiger Born In Frankfurt Zoo [w/pix]

    10/06/2010 8:41:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | Oct. 06, 2010
    (AP) BERLIN (AP) - Surprise! A Sumatra tiger cub born to a mother previously thought to be infertile is in good health at the Frankfurt Zoo in Germany. Zoo Director Manfred Niekisch says the female cub was born weighing just over two pounds (one kilogram) on Sept. 10 but has gained almost nine pounds (nearly four kilograms) from a steady milk diet. Niekisch said Wednesday the zoo keepers dubbed the baby Daseep and have been raising her by hand after her mother rejected her at birth - common for first-time tiger moms.
  • Neighbors: Home where bear attacked Ohioan a 'zoo'

    08/21/2010 11:52:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2010 | Thomas J. Sheeran
    COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio – The roars and howls emanating from the property of a man who kept a menagerie of wolves, tigers and bears had many of his neighbors fed up even before one of the bears attacked and killed its 24-year-old caretaker. "It's a pain in the neck," said Tom Burrington, 68, a retiree who lives two doors down. "There are coyotes hollering at night, lions roaring at night, junkyard dogs barking all day." The property held about seven to nine bears and 20 wolves, and possibly a lion and three or four tigers... The filing also listed "Ceasar...
  • Ralph Houk, Yankees Manager, Dies at 90

    07/21/2010 9:15:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 21, 2010 | Richard Goldstein
    Ralph Houk, a third-string catcher for the Yankees who went on to win three straight American League pennants and two World Series championships in his first seasons as their manager, died Wednesday at his home in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90.
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Obama: MLB should consider more instant replay

    06/08/2010 11:58:10 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 67 replies · 187+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 8, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP)—President Barack Obama says the blown umpire’s call...
  • Hugo Chavez salutes Tigers' Armando Galarraga

    06/07/2010 3:39:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies · 24+ views
    AP ^ | unattributed
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called Armando Galarraga a "tremendous pitcher" Sunday and praised him for his sportsmanship after an umpire's blown call robbed him of a perfect game.
  • Voice of the Detroit Tigers, Ernie Harwell Passed Away

    05/04/2010 5:19:01 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 34 replies · 699+ views
    A great man! Rest in Peace, Mr. Harwell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Harwell
  • The Voice of the Detroit Tigers – Ernie Harwell is Gone

    05/04/2010 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 9 replies · 319+ views
    opinion | 04-May-2010 | brianbaldwin
    We often hear from our favorite radio hosts “You’re a Great American”. Well, a legend is gone, and he was a Great American. How often would he say “God Bless You” ? What was it, about him, and his voice? Sort of like a little bit of God was in his voice. What a heart and what a good man. He said in regards to his 92 years that “the good Lord has blessed me with a great journey”. Play by play from 1960 to 1991, and then again from 1993 to 2002 for the Tigers … When I heard...
  • Shaw-based squadron returns from Afghanistan

    01/22/2010 4:27:24 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 265+ views
    The Item ^ | January 22, 2010
    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE (AP) – Members of the 79th Fighter Squadron are heading home to South Carolina from their first-ever deployment to Afghanistan. Shaw Air Force Base spokeswoman 2nd Lt. Emily Chilson says members of the unit were scheduled to return sometime late Friday. Hundreds of airmen and about a dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons headed to Afghanistan in October in support of NATO efforts there. The group included members of the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron on the four-month long deployment. Squadron commander Lt. Col. Ken Ekman said at the time that the squadron would fly missions supporting ground combat...
  • Who else is watching LSU v Florida?

    10/10/2009 7:32:35 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 58 replies · 2,313+ views
    Go Tigers...too many penalties, but LSU WILL knock off Florida, Tebow or not,....
  • TWINS WIN!!!!!!!!

    10/06/2009 6:46:11 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies · 1,697+ views
    BTLD | 10/06/09 | BTLD
    TWINS WIN!!!TWINS WIN!!!TWINS WIN!!!TWINS WIN!!!TWINS WIN!!!TWINS WIN!!!TWINS WIN!!!TWINS WIN!!!
  • Tigers announcer Harwell has (inoperable) cancer (91-year-old Baseball Hall of Fame announcer)

    09/04/2009 10:08:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 988+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/09 | David N. Goodman - ap
    DETROIT (AP)—Ernie Harwell, the 91-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers, said Friday that he has inoperable cancer. Harwell told The Associated Press he has a tumor near a bile duct. He said he knows he may go through some painful days, but is in good spirits and appreciates the good wishes he’s received from hundreds of fans. Harwell spent 42 of his 55 years as a broadcaster calling Tigers games, from 1960 to 2002. He said he has been “flattered” to hear so many people tell him about the role his voice played in their lives. “It’s...
  • Keyes, Birthers, Buckley and Birchers: Oh My!

    07/29/2009 3:34:47 AM PDT · by steve-b · 70 replies · 1,807+ views
    CQ ^ | 7/28/09 | Bill Pascoe
    "Dear Birthers: Stop! Sincerely, Serious Conservatives." I've held fire for the last several months as I've watched the so-called "Birther" movement gain steam. At first it was amusing, like playing a drinking game — you know, like taking a shot every time Chris Matthews explains why he insists on pronouncing the former Vice President's name "CHEE-knee." It's not amusing anymore.... But that "Birther" thing ... Seriously. Is this anything but a gift to the Democrats? ... National Review Founder William F. Buckley, Jr., Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, conservative historian and philosopher Russell Kirk, and American Enterprise Institute President William Baroody...
  • ‘Flying Tigers’ Take Mission to Afghanistan

    07/22/2009 10:38:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 734+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. John Jung, USAF
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, July 22, 2009 – American volunteers flying shark-faced P-40 Tomahawks protected China during World War II, and their legacy has become a fixture in the war in Afghanistan. Air Staff Sgt. James Irvin performs an air-cycle machine inspection on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to ensure the A-10 Thunderbolt functions properly, July 20, 2009. Irvin is deployed from the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Felicia Juenke  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In homage to the storied airmen of the past, the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed from...