Best Of The Week In Detroit Sports From Detroit Jock City


Detroit Sports: Apr 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson (14) dives back to first safe ahead of the tag by Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) in the fourth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

We are proud to have some great Detroit Sports bloggers who write for Detroit Jock City. Their passion for the Detroit sports is only matched by their strong opinions about what’s right and wrong with our home town teams.

In case you missed some of the great stuff on Detroit Jock City this week, we pulled some of the best and linked it for you here.

Detroit Tigers Opening Day – A Michigan Holiday by Travis Dafoe

"Detroit Tigers Opening day is a holiday in Detroit.  Regardless of the disappointment of the previous year, hope springs eternal.  I think of Ernie Harwell and the Voice of the Turtle. The atmosphere around the stadium is like that of a playoff game. Fans, with and without tickets, arrive in downtown early and the beer flows freely.  The weather is always the biggest question mark of the day. The fans will have a good time regardless of the weather or the outcome of the game."

Detroit Tigers Opening Day And Season Preview by Tony Fischer

"The team made some key changes in the offseason through trades and free agent acquisitions. That means to the average fan the Tigers roster will look quite different than last years American League runner-up.  So for those fans who love Tiger baseball but have not time to keep up with the coming and goings here is your guide to Detroit Tigers Opening Day."

Cabrera Gets 2,000th Hit by Travis Dafoe

"Cabrera started slow, but went 4-4 on Friday. He drove his 2,000th hit out of the park. Mr. Gonzalez’s error in game one was not the way he would have liked to start the season, but his veteran attitude helped not allow the error to get into his head and he had two big hits."

Red Wings Coming Together At The Right Time by Rich Seroka

"The Detroit Red Wings after having numerous injuries this year are coming together as a team at the right time.  With all the injuries they have developed some of their more promising prospects faster than they normally would.  After years of bringing talent along slowly and making trades to bridge the gap till the new crop was ready it had finally started to catch up with them the last two years.  The injuries had put their 22 year streak of making the playoffs in serious jeopardy.  The young kids especially Gustav Nyquist, who has the most goals since the All-Star game, have kept the chance to continue the streak alive."

Michigan Wolverines NBA Draft Specualtion by Adam Renuart

"The three players in question are Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary.  It’s no easy decision and the best way to evaluate the choice is from the perspective of the fan, the player, and NBA scouts."

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