I Love You, First Pitch Robot


Here's a video of a robot throwing out the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game.


Win $500 With FanDuel Fantasy Baseball And Make Me Feel Like Justin Verlander


We're playing <a href="https://www.fanduel.com/WithLeatherBB?t=MEDIA_WL" target="_blank">FanDuel fantasy baseball</a> again this week, and one way or another I'll end up feeling like Justin Verlander.


The American League Can Blame Kate Upton For Losing

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According to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/kate-upton-justin-verlander-dating-rumor_n_1659036.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&ir=Entertainment">people who keep a much closer watch on who athletes are dating</a> than we do, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has been in a relationship with the same girl since college.


Kate Upton Is Almost Drunk Enough To Have Fun At A Tigers Game

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I'm not one to narc on a beautiful woman having a good time, but here's a clip of Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton -- 20-year old Kate Upton -- enjoying a clear, yellow-ish beverage in a transparent plastic cup at a Detroit Tigers home game over the weekend.


FanDuel $500 Fantasy Baseball Is Coming At You Faster Than A Prince Fielder Triple


<a href="https://www.fanduel.com/WithLeatherBB?t=MEDIA_WL"> It's here! Tonight's <a href="https://www.fanduel.com/WithLeatherBB?t=MEDIA_WL" target="_blank">FanDuel.com</a> fantasy baseball game with With Leather is giving you a chance to turn a $2 entry fee into a Prince Fielder-sized chunk of a $500 prize pool.


The Dugout Opening Days '12: Detroit Tigers

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Or, "Dude, yer gettin' arrested for a hate crime".


Prince Fielder Signs $214M, 9 Year Contract With Detroit Tigers

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In news sure to keep opposing AL Central pitchers up at night, the Detroit Tigers have agreed in principal to sign slugging first baseman <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/prince-fielder">Prince Fielder</a> to a nine-year deal, reportedly <a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7498284/detroit-tigers-reportedly-land-prince-fielder-214m-offer" target="_blank">north of $200 million</a>.


Texas, And The Saddest Rain Delay In History

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Major League Baseball missed out on a marquee Justin Verlander/C.


Did You Know That Moneyball Comes Out Tomorrow?

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With Moneyball set to hit theaters tomorrow, Sony Pictures has the PR and marketing armada in full force, with the exclamation point being Brad Pitt on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.


The Dugout: Thome At 600

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<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/08/congratulations-jim-thome-dont-get-anybody-pregnant">Jim Thome hit his 600th home run</a>.


Congratulations, Jim Thome, Don't Get Anybody Pregnant

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Jim Thome’s back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season’s end.


The Dugout: Meet the UltraMets

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In case you haven't been paying attention to the Mets since last Friday, these are the scores from their last four games, not counting the one in progress as this is being written: 6-25 @Rangers W 14-5 6-26 @Rangers W 8-5 6-28 @Tigers W 14-3 6-29 @Tigers W 16-9 Something crazy is happening to the Mets, and in the world of the Dugout that's a more dangerous topic than "Roger Clemens stabbed somebody in the heart and paid to have it covered up".


Free Fantasy Baseball Reminder: Sorry About Buster Posey

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A few days ago I announced the return of <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/05/lets-try-this-again-free-fantasy-baseball-returns-to-with-leather">DraftStreet.com's free fantasy baseball game</a> at With Leather, including a big photo of Buster Posey and a story about how I drafted him in the last game and he was terrible.


Charlie Sheen Has Cursed The Tigers

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Charlie Sheen debuted his live comedy show, "Violent Torpedo of Truth", on Saturday night at Detroit's Fox Theatre and by 10 p.


Bud Selig Makes Worse Calls Than Jim Joyce

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/jim-joyce-makes-bad-call-to-end-perfect-game-for-detroit-tigers"> So <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/jim-joyce-makes-bad-call-to-end-perfect-game-for-detroit-tigers">the mistake</a> was made.


Is This The Worst Call In The History Of Sports?

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/philadelphia-phillies-roy-halladay-pitches-a-perfect-game"> In case you've been too busy watching real sports to notice, MLB pitching has gotten much better thanks to the fact that hitters have stopped injecting steroids into their bums. There have been two perfect games in the last month, only the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/players-pitch-perfect-games-on-and-off-the-field">19th</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/philadelphia-phillies-roy-halladay-pitches-a-perfect-game">20th</a> instances in MLB history.


Jim Joyce Is America’s Sweetheart

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UPDATE: Jim Joyce is behind the plate for today's Tigers/Indians game, and he came out with the <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?affiliateId=facebook_share&content_id=8633629">waterworks flowing</a>.

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