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Aug 26, 2014
Rotoworld
Joe Nathan had a rare perfect ninth inning as he picked up his 28th save in Tuesday's victory against the Yankees.
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2014

Joe Nathan sees (and reads) your angry tweets

Watch Joe Nathan read some of the most critical tweets about himself. This is easily one of the best videos you'll see this week. At the prompting of Jeff Riger, Joe Nathan reads some of the most critical tweets aimed at him on Twitter during the past few weeks. We'll give him this much: I doubt Jose Valverde would have done anything like this.
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2014

Tigers closer Joe Nathan on right track on the mound, building trust with fans

It's a work in progress but Joe Nathan is pitching well and slowly earning back the fans' trust. DETROIT — Tigers fans have cheered on their closer, Joe Nathan, by name just once this season. Tuesday night was that one time and it's the first time they've cheered him in any capacity since the incident with Nathan's gesture towards fans on August 13. Nathan hadn't recorded a 1-2-3 inning, let alone on nine pitches, since August 5 in New York against the Yankees when he retired all three batters on the same number of pitches. Nathan has been relatively steady for over two months now,...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2014
Little by little, Detroit Tigers fans appear willing to forgive embattled closer Joe Nathan for mistake

Little by little, Detroit Tigers fans appear willing to forgive embattled closer Joe Nathan for mistake

Joe Nathan took a giant step towards regaining the trust of Tigers fans when he threw a perfect ninth inning Tuesday night en route to his 28th save this season. Watch video DETROIT -- Fans at Comerica Park have cursed Joe Nathan's name for much of the season. On Tuesday night, they finally chanted it. Nathan took a giant step towards regaining the trust of Tigers fans when he threw a perfect ninth inning Tuesday night en route to his 28th save this season. And for the first time since Nathan angered a large mass of Tigers fans by making a...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2014

Tigers 5, Yankees 2: Rick Porcello dominant through eight as Joe Nathan slams the door

Rick Porcello was solid in eight innings of two-run ball, allowing his ground ball pitching and solid defense to keep the Yankees at bay. The offense had well-timed hits once again and Joe Nathan sat the Yankees down in order. DETROIT — The Tigers are streaking again. Rick Porcello followed up his last shutout performance with eight solid innings and the offense worked like a charm. Topped off by a well-received short game, Joe Nathan shut down the Yankees with a 1-2-3 inning. handing the Tigers their 5-2 victory over the Yankees in the series opener. Porcello made just one mistake; he...
Rotoworld Aug 26, 2014

Nathan enjoys a stress-free 9th for 28th save - Joe Nathan (R) Detroit Tigers

Joe Nathan had a rare perfect ninth inning as he picked up his 28th save in Tuesday's victory against the Yankees.
Detroit Free Press Aug 26, 2014

Jeter in town; will new Tiger follow soon via trade?

Tigers fans aren't alone in noticing that Joe Nathan isn't having his strongest season. In his weekly column on the majors, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo on Sunday calmly surveyed what the contenders might want to add by Aug.31. The Tigers were the first team he addressed.
Detroit Free Press Aug 19, 2014

Caption This: Wimpering Tigers

How would you caption this photo of Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and struggling closer Joe Nathan? Nathan has found himself in hot water with Tigers fans lately. E-mail us your best ideas by 2 p.m.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2014

Detroit Tigers' Joe Nathan thrown into fire, faces hostile crowd for first time since ugly incident

Joe Nathan took the first step towards regaining Tigers fans trust Saturday night when he appeared in his first game since making two chin flicks in the direction of the home crowd. Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan (36) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park in Detroit on Saturday.Mike Mulholland | MLive.com  DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan assumed the boos were headed his way. He kind of expected them, actually. Nathan knows he lost the trust of a lot of Tigers fans in light of the controversial gestures he...
Detroit News Aug 17, 2014

Joe Nathan desperate to move past flap, and Tigers fans should let him

This response was acceptable. This apology was deeper and stronger than the last. This was the first step Joe Nathan had to take, to have a chance to take a few more.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2014

Video: Detroit Tigers embattled closer Joe Nathan responds to fans booing: 'It's what I expected'

Making his first appearance since making a controversial gesture to the home crowd, Tigers closer Joe Nathan entered the ninth inning Saturday night to a smattering of boos.
Detroit Free Press Aug 16, 2014

Joe Nathan hoping relationship with fans 'gets better and better'

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan said there wasn't anything in his long experience he could call on to help him Saturday night with his self-inflicted drama: his first appearance since an obscene gesture to the crowd on Wednesday.
Bless You Boys Aug 15, 2014

NSFW texts related to Joe Nathan

WARNING: This post contains some adult language. More than usual, even. Don't use these words in school. So Joe Nathan did some things Wednesday night. You probably heard about it. If you didn't, I'm curious how you found this post. Anyway, after Joe's "performance," BYB had it's sources dig up what they could find from the phone of GM Dave Dombrowski, and as an added bonus they also recovered some intel from Joe Nathan's phone. No one reads the intro, so I'll shut up and let you continue to the texts now. Texts from Dave Dombrowski Texts from Joe Nathan
Grand Rapids Press Aug 15, 2014
Analysis: Joe Nathan needs saves, not apologies, to win back trust of Detroit Tigers fans

Analysis: Joe Nathan needs saves, not apologies, to win back trust of Detroit Tigers fans

Tigers closer Joe Nathan took what little remaining trust he had with a fanbase that had already grown weary of his ninth-inning antics, crumbled it up and threw it in a trash bin. Watch video Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Nathan reacts after the last out of a game against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday.AP Photo  DETROIT -- Embattled closer Joe Nathan admitted Thursday that he made a mistake, and offered an apology to fans he offended. Several apologies, actually. But it seems to have fallen on deaf ears. On Wednesday night, Nathan took what...
Detroit Free Press Aug 14, 2014

The Feedback File: Fans react to Tigers pitcher's gesture, apology

Tigers fans were outraged Wednesday night when pitcher Joe Nathan offered fans an unfriendly gesture - flicking his fingers against his chin. Nathan apologized for the unfriendly gesture Thursday.
Detroit News Aug 14, 2014

Joe Nathan right to apologize, but saves only thing that will satisfy Tigers fans

Saying you're sorry, no matter how heartfelt are the words, no matter how deeply you understood your offense, will do Joe Nathan little good with Detroit's baseball world.

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