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Aug 20, 2014
Rotoworld
Despite giving up a run, Joe Nathan picked up his 26th save as the Tigers beat the Rays 8-6 in 11 innings Tuesday.
Rotoworld Aug 20, 2014

Joe Nathan gives up run, earns save - Joe Nathan (R) Detroit Tigers

Despite giving up a run, Joe Nathan picked up his 26th save as the Tigers beat the Rays 8-6 in 11 innings Tuesday.
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.
Bless You Boys Aug 14, 2014

Joe Nathan apologizes to fans for questionable gesture

Joe Nathan isn't a fan favorite in Detroit right now and Wednesday night didn't help. Thursday morning he apologized to the fans for his actions. DETROIT — Nathan hasn't endeared himself to Tigers fans this season, both for his performance on the mound with the ball, and his personal actions and choice of words. Wednesday night's questionable gesture didn't add to his credibility and only served to add to the tension of an already strained relationship with fans. Thursday morning Nathan arrived later than usual to the clubhouse, but he didn't avoid the topic he already knew was coming....
Grand Rapids Press Aug 14, 2014

Video: Detroit Tigers beleagured closer Joe Nathan apologizes for making profane gesture at crowd

Tigers closer Joe Nathan met with a group of reporters early Thursday and apologized for making ill-advised gestures in the direction of the crowd at Comerica Park on Wednesday. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan let his frustrations get the best of him. And he's sorry. Nathan met with a group of reporters early Thursday and apologized for making ill-advised gestures in the direction of the crowd at Comerica Park on Wednesday. The incident drew considerable attention after making two chin flicks, which can be perceived as profane, were caught on camera...
Bless You Boys Aug 14, 2014

Tigers fans spoiled by team's success

NEW YORK OF THE MIDWEST -- The flick heard 'round the world. Joe Nathan walked off the mound after getting the final out of the ninth inning Wednesday, put the back of his hand to his chin, and gave Tigers fans another reason to boo him with zeal the next time he jogs onto the field. Yeah, we speak Italian gestures here. We know what you meant, Joe. Maybe Nathan expected something a little different when he signed a contract to join the Tigers. He had spent most of his career in Minnesota, after all, with all the lakes and smiling Scandinavians and Garrison Keillor stories. All the women...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 14, 2014

Video: Joe Nathan apologizes for gesture at Detroit Tigers fans

Tigers closer Joe Nathan apologized early Thursday for making two chin flick gestures in the direction of the crowd at Comerica Park on Wednesday night.
Detroit News Aug 14, 2014

Joe Nathan's hand gestures after Tigers' win spark controversy

Joe Nathan's hand gestures following the Tigers' 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday have sparked a bit of controversy.

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