Thursday, November 15, 2012

A New Home

Be careful what you wish for. Beginning Monday, 11/19/12, I'm back.

Go here to see the new home of my idiotic ramblings. Tell your friends. And thanks for the support. You guys rock.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Encore: #Miggy4MVP



Hello. I hope you are all well. It’s been a month and a half since I signed off here at DesigNate Robertson to deal with my recent family health problems. And I have to tell you, I was blown away by the reaction and positive wishes I received from so many of you. It meant more than you know and I cannot thank you enough.

I have good news. We’re not out of the woods yet, but things are improving. Life is settling down again and for now, things are looking up. I hope to and plan on returning to writing about the Tigers by Spring Training of 2013. It won’t be here, though. I want to start fresh with a new site. I’m proud of a lot of things I’ve done here at DNR, but there’s a lot of it that I’m not so happy with at the same time. Plus I think the Nate Robertson reference is dated and needs to go. He's been through enough. Therefore, I’m going to come up with something new and start with a clean slate. I’ll let you know when the time comes where to find me. Stay tuned.

But that’s not why I’m writing this “Encore” piece today. No, this is about a man named Miguel Cabrera. A man that I feel should be voted the MVP of the American League in 2012. And it’s about a particular writer that I am not a fan of and his piece at Yahoo demeaning those that feel Cabrera should be voted the MVP over Mike Trout. His name is Jeff Passan and he’s the worst.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The End

Well, this isn’t easy.

They say all good things must come to an end. While I’d hesitate to call this site “good”, it is indeed coming to an end.

If you don’t care for the details, I understand and just thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed this goofy blog from time to time. For the rest of you, read on and I’ll try and explain.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Keeping Score: Yankees @ Tigers, 8/8/12


Lord Jeter, former Tiger hero Curtis Granderson, and the rest of the Evil Empire are in Detroit. That seems like good enough reason to do a running blog of a game. And tonight it’s Anibal Sanchez against CC Sabathia. It’s the Detroit debut of Jeff Baker. And it’s a day the Tigers have an opportunity to move back into first place in the AL Central. Can they make it seven straight wins?

The game’s about to start so let’s begin Keeping Score. Warning, there will be cursing. It is a Yankees game, after all.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Life Isn't Fair

The Tigers have announced that they have released left-hander Fu-Te Ni from Triple A Toledo. Son of a bitch!

Let's look at our updated list.

Nate Robertson
Gary Sheffield
Jeremy Bonderman
Joel Zumaya
Brad Thomas
Casper Wells
Will Rhymes
David Pauley
Clete Thomas
Brandon Inge
Don Kelly
Fu-Te Ni

Delmon and Raburn will be gone at the end of the year, if not sooner. What's that gonna leave me to work with? Boesch? Crazy Mike and Double D? Ugh.

QUIT GETTING RID OF ALL MY SILLY CHARACTERS, DETROIT! Do NOT make me actually have to think to come up with material! Pricks.

Sigh. Falewerr my fliend. Good ruck whelevel you end up. Sank you.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Grumpy Old Man Strikes Again


It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at one of Jerry Green’s popular “get off my lawn” articles from the Detroit News. Luckily, Mr. Green has supplied us with one this week that’s quite the doozy. How nice of him.

Detroit’s crankiest commentator (that actually lives in California) is upset this week over the Wild Card and also the trade deadline. More than 4/30 teams in the playoffs? Hogwash! Players switching teams instead of being locked into the same franchise for a decade or more? Poppycock!

If we’re lucky, we might hear some complaining about gas no longer being a nickel per gallon, these darn kids everywhere wearing skirts above their knees, and that doggone hippity hop music. FDR wouldn’t stand for it, I tell you!

Yeah. Let’s begin.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Who is the New DNR Idol?

RYAN FIELD: Good day, everyone, and welcome to DNR Idol. Today we will finally decide exactly WHO will be the new scapegoat for everything that goes wrong with the Tigers! With Don Kelly being DFA’d, a new member of the team must become the butt of most of the jokes of DesigNate Robertson. We’ve lost Kelly, Brandon Inge, the Davids, Pauley and Purcey, and of course, the Patron Saint Nate Robertson. So a new champion must be crowned. We have it narrowed down to the Final Four, so let’s not waste any more time! Exactly WHO will become the NEW DNR IDOL?!?

/crowd cheers