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Are you all in with the Prince

Written By: Terry Foster | January 26, 2012

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Now that Prince Fielder is a Tiger (I think) are you all in? Tigers owner Mike Ilitch showed us that he is all in by signing Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million contract. Now will you be all in by attending more Tigers games this summer and drinking more beer and eating more Italian sausages? In addition to winning a World Series this move was made to stimulate the fan base into attending more games and buying more Tigers gear.

I’ve already heard from people who said they are purchasing mini-ticket plans and can’t wait for the Fielder jersey to come out. There should be a lot of excitement at Comerica Park this season. Of course the Detroit Police will have to call out the riot squad if the Tigers don’t make the playoffs in the weak American League Central. It would be 2008 all over again.

We can’t have that and it won’t happen.

** I’m convinced the only people who do not know Fielder is coming to the Tigers is President Dave Dombrowski and ESPN. The four-letter network would be having a field day (pardon the pun) if Fielder signed with the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox. He signs with Detroit and it is no big deal. I would say boycott ESPN but too many of you are addicted.

** Congratulations to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo for his 400th victory against the University of Minnesota. I cannot think of 400 things I’ve done in my life that does not involve loud snoring.

** Did you notice who woke up when Tayshaun Prince couldn’t make it to the Palace because of family matters? I understand the Pistons want a veteran leader around a young team. But it seems as if Prince is stunting the growth of young forward Austin Daye who was expecting to start this season. Daye has a mental block and that block is Prince.

** Who is boycotting the Pro Bowl because Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is not playing? Oh wait. We boycott the Pro Bowl every year because it is the worst of the all star games. It is amazing that Stafford passes for more than 5,000 yards, gets his team into the playoffs and is the third alternate behind Cam Newton and Tony Romo.

** I love doing talk radio but sometimes the people drive you crazy. Even before the Fielder press conference we had two people who wanted to trade him and others that want Miguel Cabrera to move to left field. One guy suggest playing Miggy at second next to Fielder at first. That would make baseball’s first 600 pound right side of the infield.

 

 

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4 Responses to “Are you all in with the Prince”

  1. Rory Says:

    T-Fos The Fielder Jerseys are already an option on the Tigers shop website. I have switched to MLB Network for my Baseball news now, The four letter network is a joke unless it involves NY/BOS/LA or the Heatles.

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  2. George Markley Says:

    Illitch touched on the point yesterday. He mentioned something to the effect that you have to take a chance and go with your gut when making a (good) business decision. He pointed out the Franzen and “whatshisname” (Zetterberg) deal. Dombrowski’s first answer to a question in yesterday’s presser was focused solely on ticket sale impact. The Prince deal was certainly about filling in a piece to get us to the WS, but make no mistake…it is all about spending a lot of $ to make a whole lot more $$$.

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  3. gene Says:

    I hear season tickets r going through the roof in Lakeland! I’m expecting the Copa to be similarly filled to the proverbial rafters.

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  4. George Markley Says:

    Ilitch touched on the point yesterday. He mentioned something to the effect that you have to take a chance and go with your gut when making a (good) business decision. He pointed out the Franzen and “whatshisname” (Zetterberg) deal. Dombrowski’s first answer to a question in yesterday’s presser was focused solely on ticket sale impact. The Prince deal was certainly about filling in a piece to get us to the WS, but make no mistake…it is all about spending a lot of $ to make a whole lot more $$$.

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