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DREW SHARP: Tigers keep emotions in check through struggles

Emotion isn’t scripted. It’s not canned, sitting atop a shelf ready for immediate use like some soup you forgot was back there. It’s counterproductive if contrived. It’s downright disastrous if fabricated in baseball. “You can’t make it up in this game,” Torii Hunter said. “It’s got to come from a genuine trigger, something spontaneous that […]

SHARP: Tigers must keep Max Scherzer to stay competitive

It’s already assumed that Max Scherzer is gone after this season. Why? Are the Tigers suddenly gun-shy about paying superstars a maximum price on the open market? If so, they’re admitting fraudulence, operating under the guise of freely running with baseball’s big-money dogs with the understanding that the potential high reward of big-ticket ballplayers comes […]

Pistons should pursue Mark Jackson

While the Detroit Pistons front office remains rudderless without a general manager and coach, maybe owner Tom Gores should consider giving Mark Jackson a call. In three years Jackson did a great job as the Golden State Warriors coach, but was fired after the team lost in the first round after an emotional series against […]