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On this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide and Bless You Boys site managing editor Rob Rogacki analyse the past week of Tigers baseball on the west coast. Topics include the still-limping offense, the missing impact of Alex Avila, Anibal Sanchez and his on-going home run problem, Alfredo Simon's emergence as at least a number two starting pitcher, the role and future of Hernan Perez, looking back at last year's team slump, the Ryan Howard trade rumors, and injury updates for Justin Verlander, Alex Avila, Bruce Rondon, and Victor Martinez.
In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks with Perfect Game USA National Scouting Coordinator Brian Sakowski about the ins and outs of baseball scouting: how to spot talent, how to evaluate skills and flaws, what the terminology means, and more. We also talk about a few of the Detroit Tigers' selections in the 2015 MLB Draft: Beau Burrows, Christin Stewart, and Cam Gibson, son of former Detroit Tiger Kirk Gibson. Finally, we talk about some of the prospects currently in the system, such as Joe Jiminez, Michael Gerber, and Derek Hill with the West Michigan Whitecaps, as well as what's going on in Toledo and Detroit.
In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide chats with Detroit Tigers television play by play announcer Mario Impemba of Fox Sports Detroit. HookSlide and Mario break down the Tigers' eight-game losing streak, their first such streak since 2005, and talk about everything from Brad Ausmus' role in the melt-down to the starting rotation, to the faltering offense, and everything else in-between.
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.
In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide chats with Ryan Dunsmore of SB Nation's Houston Astros site as well as BYB staff writer Jon Erkkila. Astros topics include: early dominance in the AL West, the apparent success of the rebuilding project, World Series odds, and more. Tigers topics inclue Victor Martinez's trip to the disabled list, whether Victor's contract extension looks any different in light of his injuries, the emergence of Alex Wilson as a stable bullpen piece, the struggles of Joba Chamberlain, Brad Ausmus' sometimes questionable strategies, and analyzing the issues behind the streaky Tigers offense.
In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide chats with BYB staff writer Jon Erkkila about the past week of Tigers baseball. Topics include the Tigers/Royals matchup, Justin Verlander's status and upcoming (third) MRI, Victor Martinez's slow start, analyzing JD Martinez's fair-to-good start, and more.
In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks with Tigers beat writer and MLive columnist Chris Iott about the past week of Tigers baseball. Topics include whether the bullpen has graduated from "terrible" to "not too bad," whether Dave Dombrowski might be looking to trade for another bullpen arm in July and who would be on the trading block, the ongoing neck-and-neck race between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, an "anemic" offense (to use Brad Ausmus' word) that seems to be coming back to life, Alex Avila's knee injury, and Brad Aumsus' growth as a manager in 2015.
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The Magic Lightning Boys (rock, blues, funk)
If nothing else, you have to give props to the The Magic Lightnin' Boys for one thing; they have been able to make a nod to the past sound fresh and modern. Their combination of hard rock and blues should sound similar to other bands who have tried (and failed) to make this sound appealing to a generation who has heard it all, but it doesn't. Not only does it retain a keen sense of identity at all times, it also serves as the perfect springboard for the new foursome out of Ohio.
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In this week's episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks Tigers baseball with Rob Rogacki, and chats with Max Rieper of Royals Review about the Kansas City Royals in preparation for their upcoming series with the Tigers. Royals topics include: what's behind the Royals' hot start, why is their offense suddenly so good, how much did losing James Shields hurt the starting rotation, why is there suddenly bad blood with the Oakland A's, and how is Ned Yost's approval rating so far? Tigers topics include: why is David Price doing the one-good-outing/one-bad-outing thing again, what happened to Anibal Sanchez, Joe Nathan's season-ending injury, and what to expect out of new reliever Alex Wilson given his recent results in Toledo.
In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks about the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Detroit Tigers with Ryan Schuiling, host of the WBBL Morning Show and color commentator for the West Michigan Whitecaps. Topics include who's hot for the Whitecaps so far, Brad Ausmus' early approval rating, what to do with Joe Nathan, Dave Dombrowski and the bullpen, the improved Tigers defense in 2015, and more.
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