In case you missed it yesterday cause you were busy at work or the wife had something annoying for you to do, here is everything that counts that happened in Detroit Sports on 6/19/2013
Detroit 3 Baltimore 13 - The Detroit Tigers got smoked today. The Orioles dominated the Tigers from start to finish and the train went completely off the tracks when Valverde came in for clean-up duty in the 9th. Valverde gave up 4 runs in a non-save situation all but writing his ticket out of town. Meanwhile the streaky offense couldn’t score again, mustering only three runs. Boston comes to town tomorrow and they have been red hot this year in the American League East.
The Detroit Red Wings and city officials on Wednesday announced a $650 million plan for a new arena development for the NHL team in Detroit’s downtown entertainment and sports district. Plans for an 18,000-seat arena were announced by the team’s owners and local economic development officials. Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has long said he wanted a replacement for the 32-year-old Joe Louis Arena.
The Tigers recently signed their 2013 first-round pick Jonathan Crawford. There isn’t much that is remarkable about it: he was ranked 17th according to one agency, 24th according to another, and went with the 20th pick. He signed for almost exactly slot value. He’s a college pitcher, drafted by a team that loves to pick college pitchers. The only noteworthy thing is that Crawford was a first-round pick for the Detroit Tigers, who haven’t had a first-rounder in a while.
It is the time of year when every NFL fans wants to believe their team has good things in store for the season ahead. That is particularly true of Detroit Lions fans who had to endure a terribly disappointing 4-12 season following a ten-win season and a playoff appearance. The Lions have done a good job adding talent at critical areas but there is more than good old fashioned optimism that says the Lions are primed for a bounce-back year. In fact, there are two metrics that say the 2012 Lions’ 4-12 season was an artificially low result.