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Indians 5, Tigers 4: Bullpen implodes in first loss of MLB The Show sim

Indians 5, Tigers 4: Bullpen implodes in first loss of MLB The Show sim

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Rony Garcia and Jose Cisnero combined to allow all five runs in the decisive eighth inning. Like many of our friends throughout the SB Nation network, we are simulating the 2020 MLB season with MLB The Show 20. While we are unable to stream the games as they would otherwise be happening, we will try to get ahead of the curve and post about the games on the same day they would have taken place. Now, onto the recap! Man, these video games are realistic! The Detroit Tigers simulation bullpen did their best impersonation of the real life product on Sunday,...
Mar 28, 2020
Tigers 4, Indians 0: Daniel Norris dominates in MLB The Show sim

Tigers 4, Indians 0: Daniel Norris dominates in MLB The Show sim

David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports The Tigers’ shutout streak continued in our 2020 sim. Like many of our friends throughout the SB Nation network, we are simulating the 2020 MLB season with MLB The Show 20. While we are unable to stream the games as they would otherwise be happening, we will try to get ahead of the curve and post about the games on the same day they would have taken place. Now, onto the recap! The Detroit Tigers continued their (simulated) winning ways on Saturday, shutting out the Cleveland Indians again in a 4-0 victory. Daniel Norris was stellar for the Tigers,...
Mar 27, 2020
Tigers 9, Indians 0: Detroit destroys Cleveland to open MLB The Show 20 sim

Tigers 9, Indians 0: Detroit destroys Cleveland to open MLB The Show 20 sim

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports We’re simulating the 2020 season, and it’s off to a much better start than expected. Like many of our friends throughout the SB Nation network, we are simulating the 2020 MLB season with MLB The Show 20. While we are unable to stream the games as they would otherwise be happening (more details on that below), we will try to get ahead of the curve and post about the games on the same day they would have taken place. Now, onto the recap! The Detroit Tigers kicked off the simulated season in style on Thursday, scoring four first inning runs against...
Mar 27, 2020
Links: The 2020 MLB season might be saved

Links: The 2020 MLB season might be saved

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via MLB and the players’ union have agreed to conditions concerning service time and the amateur draft. The biggest news of the past week came on Thursday night, when Major League Baseball and Major League Players Association came to a tentative agreement that would clear the way for a 2020 season. The two parties agreed to terms concerning key economic issues such as player service time and this summer’s amateur draft. In regards to service time, the season will count the same as a normal 162-game schedule regardless of the actual number of...
Mar 26, 2020
Best-loved Detroit Tigers bracket: Round One, part two

Best-loved Detroit Tigers bracket: Round One, part two

We haven’t even gotten to the really tough ones yet. When I proposed doing a best-loved Tigers bracket I thought it would be an all-in-good-fun way to keep everyone engaged during the extended offseason. I should have known it would have also involved some very passionate tweets and comments from everyone. A reminder: the brackets were random. A cruel twist of fate paired Miggy and Ty, I didn’t do it to personally hurt you. The likely Tram vs. Kaline pairing though... while not intentional, I’m really looking forward to that one. Today’s two pairings are another mix of classic...
Mar 26, 2020
Build your own classic Detroit Tigers pitching staff

Build your own classic Detroit Tigers pitching staff

Photo by Louis Reqeuna/MLB via With the infield and the outfield now covered, it’s time to turn our attention to the pitching staff. On what would have been opening day for Major League Baseball we are instead left with re-broadcasts of old games, March Madness-style best-of brackets and fantasy drafts. Here at Bless You Boys we have been following the lead of Detroit Tigers Twitter in a fun draft game that allows the fans to build their own classic Tigers team using a fixed allotment of cash and a tiered selection of all-time players to choose from. So far, you have had the...
Mar 26, 2020
GameThread: Opening Day (from home)

GameThread: Opening Day (from home)

Photo by Calvin Doctor/MLB Photos via The 2020 season has been postponed, but we’re not letting that keep us from enjoying Opening Day. Today is the day baseball fans have been waiting for all winter. Unfortunately, Opening Day has been postponed and there won’t be any live baseball played today. However, with much of the world isolating themselves at home, MLB is attempting to simulate the Opening Day experience by offering fans of every team a game to get excited about. They’re calling the event “Opening Day at home” and the idea is that they’ll be streaming an iconic...
Mar 25, 2020
BYB reviews: Tiger King

BYB reviews: Tiger King

Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Is it about the Detroit Tigers? No. Should you watch it? Yes. We are one day away from what should have been Opening Day, and with more and more folks working from home, Netflix has taken the opportunity to release one of the most insane documentary series I have ever witnessed. Below there will be some spoilers in the review, but please know that anything I say cannot remotely approach just how wild this series gets. We are reviewing it here because it has “Tiger” in the name and there is not much else to recap at the moment (there will be some fun...
Mar 25, 2020
Best-loved Detroit Tigers bracket: Round One, part one

Best-loved Detroit Tigers bracket: Round One, part one

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via The first four of thirty-two contenders, are you ready? When we started out with the idea for this challenge, the assumption was that 16 players would be more than enough to do a suitable bracket. But between your incredible suggestions and others brought up by the Bless You Boys staff, we came up with a 32-player bracket. Over the coming week we’ll be exploring the first round players and their legacy with the team, four players at a time, and then collecting your votes to see who advances to the next round. We also want to include some input...
Mar 24, 2020
Build your own Detroit Tigers outfield

Build your own Detroit Tigers outfield

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via You’ve already selected your infield in our previous post, now here’s your chance to fill in your outfield. Last Saturday, I published a post outlying a fun draft game in which fans can build their own classic Tigers infield using a fixed allotment of money to buy various players with assigned values. Tigers Twitter released its second part on Monday which allows you to now put together your ideal outfield. So many legends.You have $9. Who is on your #Tigers legends outfield? pic.twitter.com/ymy7i3bWpc— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 23,...
Mar 23, 2020
Links: Searching for news in the age of social distancing

Links: Searching for news in the age of social distancing

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ We take a look at some things on the development side, when baseball might be back, and sign stealing I hope everyone out there is adjusting to what appears to be the new normal for the world we live in. With various levels of social distancing and sheltering in place being implemented, I have found myself with a little more time at home without some of my normal distractions. I would imagine some of you are in the same boat. Hopefully, a little bit of baseball related reading can fill some of that time for you today. New hitting coach, same...
Mar 21, 2020
Build your own Detroit Tigers infield

Build your own Detroit Tigers infield

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/ While the MLB season continues to be postponed there have been much to keep fans occupied on social media. The official Detroit Tigers Twitter account posted a fun game on Friday where fans are given an allotment of $16 with which they have to spend on various retired former infielders. The notable names are arranged into tiers according to their monetary value. You have $16.Who are you drafting for your #Tigers legends infield? pic.twitter.com/C5BpVOmKlX— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 20, 2020 Here is how the fantasy draft is set out. Setting...
Mar 20, 2020
Links: Florida State League to implement HawkEye technology

Links: Florida State League to implement HawkEye technology

Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports We’re living through unprecedented times, but despite the doom and gloom there are still things to look forward to. The novel coronavirus outbreak has the nation — and the world — practically on lock-down, with various forms of entertainment from athletic events to bars and restaurants all closed down for the foreseeable future. Despite this dystopian timeline the planet has seemingly veered off on, things will eventually circle back around and our lives will regain some semblance of normalcy. In the meantime, here are the latest stories in Detroit Tigers...
Mar 20, 2020
FanPost Friday: Bold predictions for the 2020 season

FanPost Friday: Bold predictions for the 2020 season

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Bracket postseason? 81 games played? LITERALLY anything goes What day are we on with no baseball? Day 7? Day 8? Day 900? Regardless, we’re all starting to get a bit stir-crazy whether we’re in self-quarantine, social distancing, or have to work still and just need a distraction. With that in mind we are going to kick off our regular schedule of FanPost Friday, but obviously with a twist. Normally my first question of the year would be to make some bold Tigers predictions for the coming season. Obviously, we currently have no idea when that season will start, but...
Mar 18, 2020
Tigers pledge $1 million to support gameday staff

Tigers pledge $1 million to support gameday staff

Photo by Jamie Squire/ In addition, they have made plans to assist their minor league players. On Tuesday it was announced that all 30 MLB teams would be contributing at least $1 million each to a fund in support of out-of-work gameday staff. The fund would ensure that park employees who will be missing out on planned paid work hours because of the baseball suspension will still get paid. CEO Christopher Ilitch said in a statement on Wednesday, “We are pleased that all of the MLB teams have unanimously come together to commit $1 million per team to support their staffs, and the...