Detroit Tigers http://wkar.org en Current Sports #280 | July 21, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-280-july-21-2014 <p>Al is back from vacation and tries to catch up on the biggest week in sports of the summer. Al and Alex give mid-season grades for the Detroit Tigers and talk about possible trade scenarios. Later, James Moore joins the panel to discuss the SWAP initiative and the first annual football camp this weekend at Lansing Sexton. To close, Al and Alex discuss Lansing United and take callers.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:38:17 +0000 Current Sports 57017 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #277 | July 16, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-277-july-16-2014 <p>Al is still on vacation, and Matt and Alex still get all of the best sports news to talk about. First, they talk about Adam Wainwright's pitches to Derek Jeter. Were they fair? Did he groove pitches? Also, the duo debates where the MLB All-Star game ranks against other sports spectacles. Later, they realize how fast summer has moved on by and debate further on what the Detroit Tigers need most for the second half of the season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:15:19 +0000 Current Sports 56805 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #276 | July 15, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-276-july-15-2014 <p>Matt and Alex continue to host the week as Al is on vacation. The first half of the show is dedicated to Major League Baseball, and Alex and Matt break down the Home Run Derby last night and the All-Star Game tonight. Later, they debate whether an entire channel dedicated to golfer Tiger Woods will be good for fans. To close the show, the duo debates what the Detroit Tigers need the most during the second half of the season.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:14:32 +0000 Current Sports 56738 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #274 | July 11, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-274-july-11-2014 <p>Matt fills in for Al today in one of the biggest sports news breakers of summer. Lebron James officially announces that he will be going back to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers, and the show is all about Lebron. What will his legacy be now? What number will he wear? What will fans think of him coming back? All of these questions are debated. Also, the streaky Detroit Tigers and Michigan State football are discussed.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:17:23 +0000 Current Sports 56569 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #270 | July 7, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-270-july-7-2014 <p>Sam Barclay, a Master of Ceremonies for Major League Eating, discusses some of the greatest sights of all time in competitive eating. Al, Matt, and Alex also touch on the Detroit Tigers and if Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler&nbsp;were snubbed of making the AL roster. Later, Lebron James and weekend winners are discussed.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:25:12 +0000 Current Sports 56319 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #269 | July 3, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-269-july-3-2014 <p>It was a jam-packed show today with all of the recent NBA and NHL recruiting news. But first, Matt, Alex and Al discuss the Detroit Tigers' recent sweep of the Oakland Athletics. Later, they talk about the hard hits taken by the Detroit Red Wings from NHL free agency. To close the show, it's all Carmelo Anthony and Throwback Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:20:25 +0000 Current Sports 56178 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #267 | July 1, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-267-july-1-2014 <p>Al brings on special guest David Schuman, founder of one of the largest scouting and recruiting football camps in the country. The duo talks all aspects of recruiting and Schuman gives his take on the recruiting process. Later, Matt and Alex join to talk about the recent Detroit Tigers game-winning homer, and close the show with their top five best ways to win a game.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:22:41 +0000 Current Sports 56056 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #266 | June 30, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-266-june-30-2014 <p>On this Monday, Al kicks off the show discussing the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros three-game series, and speaks his mind on the recent Jason Kidd trade. Later, Lansing United head coach Eric Rudland joins Al to discuss the current standing of the team as well as the community support. Finally, the crew debates about penalty kicks in soccer and touch on weekend winners.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:11:21 +0000 Current Sports 56001 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #261 | June 23, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-261-june-23-2014 <p>In wake of the Portugal and United States World Cup game, Al invites Impact Sports reporter Brooks Laimbeer on the show to discuss the recent matches. They also touch on the results from Lansing United over the weekend. Later, Al throws some strong opinions at Matt and Alex regarding ties in sports, specifically soccer. To close the show, they talk about the Detroit Tigers and their heroes from the weekend.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:30:12 +0000 Current Sports 55640 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #259 | June 19, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-259-june-19-2014 <p>Al kicks off the show with a <em>Current Sports TV</em> sneak peak by airing an interview with Dan Jimenez. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the most recent comments made by Brad Ausmus and they debate about the alarming Detroit Tigers. To close the show, it's Throwback Thursday, and football recruiting is discussed too.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:16:36 +0000 Current Sports 55470 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #257 | June 17, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-257-june-17-2014 <p>The show opens with Director of Marketing for Hawk Hollow, Terry Kildea. He recaps the recent U.S. Open and discusses some interesting golf tidbits. Later, Alex and Matt join Al to recap the latest World Cup action and discuss the recent woes of the Detroit Tigers. Finally, the decommitment of Jayru Campbell is discussed.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:25:43 +0000 Current Sports 55350 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #255 | June 13, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-255-june-13-2014 <p>On today's Current Sports, Al invites Julie Dombrowski&nbsp;from Michigan State &nbsp;Women's Basketball to talk about her recent transition from to Oakland. Also, Al and Alex debate if Max Scherzer's performance last night will get the Detroit Tigers out of a funk, and later talk about the NBA finals and if Lebron James is truly a leader. Finally, it's funky Friday, and the team &nbsp;has all of the funky throwback music for listeners.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:09:29 +0000 Current Sports 55168 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #254 | June 12, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-254-june-12-2014 <p>Al gives listeners a sneak peak to tonight's <em>Current Sports TV</em> show, as he airs the interview with Mateen Cleaves. They relive some of the greatest MSU basketball moments, and talk a little bit about some of his charity work with &nbsp;<em>One Goal, One Passion.&nbsp;</em>Later, Al gives some throwback thursday moments in sports history, and debates with Alex if Justin Verlander is an average pitcher this year.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:14:13 +0000 Current Sports 55106 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #248 | June 4, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-248-june-4-2014 <p>Al opens up the show with Matt and Alex to discuss&nbsp;the latest news on Dan Marino. Later, the crew debates on whether Nick Saban was unfair to the Spartans as he was recently awarded one of the highest head coaching contracts in the history of college football. To close the show, Al invites Dan Dickerson on the air to talk about the recent slump of the Detroit Tigers and he also gives analysis of the starting pitching.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:09:34 +0000 Current Sports 54708 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #244 | May 29, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-244-may-29-2014 <p>It's Throwback Thursday, and it was quite a busy day on May 29 for the crew. Al kicks off the show with a sneak peak of the Shilique Calhoun interview that airs tonight on Current Sports at 10 p.m. Later, Matt and Alex chime in on the Joe Nathan's blown save last night in Oakland, and lastly argue if the Pacers have any shot at beating the Miami Heat.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:12:43 +0000 Current Sports 54441 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #242 | May 27, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-242-may-27-2014 <p>Coming off Memorial Day weekend, there was plenty to talk about on today's show. Al and Alex dive into the skidding Detroit Tigers and what they need to get back on track. The duo later debates where Gary Harris will go in this year's NBA draft, and finally give their top five worst excuses when it comes to sports.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:24:21 +0000 Current Sports 54307 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #241 | May 23, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-241-may-23-2014 <p>For those that missed the latest Current Sports TV episode, Al has you covered! He gives you another look back on his interview with James Moore, a former Michigan State football fullback who went to the 1988 Rose Bowl. Later, the crew chimes in on the Tigers recent woes, and also the rumblings coming from team Mayweather.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:23:24 +0000 Current Sports 54175 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #240 | May 22, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-240-may-22-2014 <p>On today's episode, Matt kicks off the show with the latest headliners and delves into the most up-to-date Diamond Classic results, as well as the CAAC Track and Field results. Later, Al joins in to discuss the disappointing&nbsp;series the Detroit Tigers endured, and weighs in on the comments of Ndamokung Suh&nbsp;in regards to his future with the Detroit Lions.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:12:49 +0000 Current Sports 54097 at http://wkar.org Voice of the Tigers previews 2014 season http://wkar.org/post/voice-tigers-previews-2014-season <p>As the Detroit Tigers start off their training season this year in Lakeland, Florida, fans and commentators alike are keeping an eye out for updates. This will be the Tigers 44th year at <a href="http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20060222&amp;content_id=41062704&amp;sid=t570&amp;vkey=team1">Joker Marchant Stadium</a> for spring training. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:34:09 +0000 Current State 49914 at http://wkar.org Voice of the Tigers previews 2014 season Tigers' playoff past has offered respite from city woes http://wkar.org/post/tigers-playoff-past-has-offered-respite-city-woes <p>Detroit Tigers fans are again wrapped up in the drama of October madness, as the Tigers pursue another American League pennant against the Red Sox. Author <a href="http://www.johnrosengren.net/">John Rosengren</a> talks with <em>Current State&#39;s </em>Peter Whorf about how past and recent Detroit Tiger baseball teams have provided inspiration and unity for the Motor City during trying times. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:40:27 +0000 Current State 43744 at http://wkar.org Tigers' playoff past has offered respite from city woes Fan remembers Tigers pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in new book http://wkar.org/post/fan-remembers-tigers-pitcher-mark-bird-fidrych-new-book <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mark&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fidrych&nbsp;is one of the biggest stars in baseball history. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1976, the legendary Detroit Tigers pitcher took baseball and the sports world by storm. His 19 wins brought him Rookie of the Year honors and an All-Star game appearance.</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:19:55 +0000 Current State 39415 at http://wkar.org Fan remembers Tigers pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in new book Hank Greenberg: a Tiger Hall of Famer goes to war http://wkar.org/post/hank-greenberg-tiger-hall-famer-goes-war <p></p><p>Yesterday on <em>Current State</em>, WKAR’s Peter Whorf brought us part one of his interview with author John Rosengren about his new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hank-Greenberg-The-Hero-Heroes/dp/0451235762">"Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes"</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>This year marks the 80<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Hall of Famer’s rookie season.</p><p>Peter and John’s Monday discussion focused on Hank’s early career and the socially and politically turbulent times of the 1930’s.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 16:21:45 +0000 CURRENT STATE 35438 at http://wkar.org Hank Greenberg: a Tiger Hall of Famer goes to war Tiger legend Hank Greenberg fought off pitches and anti-semitism http://wkar.org/post/tiger-legend-hank-greenberg-fought-pitches-and-anti-semitism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the spring of 1933, a young ballplayer from the Bronx named </span><a href="http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=115096&amp;c_id=det#gameType='R'&amp;sectionType=career&amp;statType=1&amp;season=2013&amp;level='ALL'" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hank Greenberg</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> began his rookie campaign with the </span><a href="http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=det" style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit Tigers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Tiger legend’s first season. Greenberg's storied career is celebrated not only for his excellence on the diamond but also for the adversity Hammerin' Hank overcame during one of the world's most turbulent periods.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:27:11 +0000 Current State 35383 at http://wkar.org Tiger legend Hank Greenberg fought off pitches and anti-semitism SportsTalk | Fri 4/12/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-fri-41213 <p>Matt Ludtke starts the show with Detroit Lions buzz, as they give YouTube phenomena Havard Rugland a chance to make the team, after signing David Akers. &nbsp;Matt gets into Masters coverage, as Tiger Woods hopes to regain his glory, and two teams fight for the college hockey championship subsequent to the Frozen Four. &nbsp;Detroit Tigers news and MSU Football rumblings close the show.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:17:14 +0000 Alex Scharg 34201 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Fri 4/5/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-fri-4513 <p>Matt closes out the week with NCAA Final Four Analysis and some more allegations against NCAA coaches and programs. &nbsp;He also breaks down the legacy of Jason Hanson, as he retires after his 21-year career in the National Football League. &nbsp;Finally, Matt closes the show with Opening Day baseball talk for the Detroit Tigers.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:13:27 +0000 Alex Scharg 33848 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thu 4/4/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thu-4413 <p>Matt and Alex welcome back former Tiger pitcher Jose Valverde&nbsp;with opinions and analysis, and also welcome another&nbsp;Pitino into a higher reigns&nbsp;of NCAA coaching. &nbsp;The duo also discuss the possibility of a female in the NBA, and the recent allegations against the Auburn football program. &nbsp;They end the hour discussing Detroit Tiger baseball and the future of women's basketball.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:10:43 +0000 Alex Scharg 33783 at http://wkar.org Current State #54 | March 28, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-54-march-28-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State:</em>&nbsp;mother-daughter duo discuss their political involvement; winning Detroit Tigers' influence in 1968; Stations of the Cross reenactment in Lansing; and flutist Sir James Galway.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:05:17 +0000 Current State 33430 at http://wkar.org How Tigers helped Michigan bear 1968 summer http://wkar.org/post/how-tigers-helped-michigan-bear-1968-summer <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With riots, the Vietnam War, and the King and Kennedy assassinations, 1968 was a tumultuous year for the United States. In Michigan, the success of the World Series champion, the Detroit Tigers, helped people get through that difficult time.</p><p><a href="http://www.timwendel.com/">Tim Wendel,</a> author of&nbsp;"Summer of &nbsp;'68: The Season that Changed Baseball and America, Forever,"&nbsp;chronicles the relationship between the events of that time and the baseball heroes of that year.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:18:23 +0000 Current State 33425 at http://wkar.org How Tigers helped Michigan bear 1968 summer SportsTalk | Thu 3/21/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-thu-32113 <p>Russ and Kirk give listeners continuous score updates from MSU's&nbsp;second round matchup versus Valparaiso. &nbsp;The two also hone in on Spring Training baseball from the Detroit Tigers, and recap the unfortunate season for the Detroit Pistons. &nbsp;The two have open lines, for listeners to give their emotions of March Madness.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:30:25 +0000 Alex Scharg 33134 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Thu 3/21/13 SportsTalk | Mon 3/18/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-mon-31813 <p>Russ White and Kirk Heinze, hosts of Greening of the Great Lakes, takes listeners through SportsTalk this week. &nbsp;The duo discusses the latest of MSU basketball in the NCAA tournament, and also wrap around to Detroit Tiger baseball. &nbsp;The two take guest callers, inviting you to give your take on sports news around the country.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:09:41 +0000 Alex Scharg 32937 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Mon 3/18/13