This is the October 24, 2012 news archive. View today's Tigers rumors and news.
Score and situation: Paced by Pablo Sandoval's historic performance, the San Francisco Giants struck first off Justin Verlander and struck often on their way to an overpowering 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in the World Series opener. Leading lads: Th…Upvote Share Tweet
Sandoval, Zito surprise Tigers in World Series openerUpvote Share Tweet
Photos: Pregame scene at the World Series openeryahoo.com Oct 24, 2012SAN FRANCISCO - Is this heaven? No, it's just AT&T Park, home of the second World Series Game 1 in three seasons. There really isn't any better setting or ballpark in baseball so let's take a quick look at the scene before the San Francisco Giants and DUpvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.Upvote Share Tweet
World Series Game 1 Highlights and Analysisnytimes.com Oct 24, 2012Jason Turbow is providing occasional updates on the big moments of Game 1 between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants.Upvote Share Tweet
The Deadspin Staff Discusses An Oddly Captivating Photo Of Eminem And Prince FielderA few minutes ago, Deadspin staff member Jack Dickey stumbled upon the photo you see here. This is the conversation that it elicited from the other members of the staff: More »Upvote Share Tweet
The Last Center Fielders Standing Are Two Damn Good OnesYou've assuredly heard lots about the players who will be most important in this World Series. Buster Posey, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Matt Cain, Pablo Sandoval-they were deserved all-stars in July, and they've been talked to deaUpvote Share Tweet
Grantland's Jonah Keri Picks The Giants In Seven; ESPN's Jonah Keri Likes The Tigers In FiveToday on Grantland, a pair of World Series preview pieces: Rany Jazayerli on why the Tigers could win, and Jonah Keri on how the Giants could take home the championship. Both men predict the series will go seven games-Jazayerli takes Detroit; Keri, SanUpvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez and his potentially bruised ego might be the least of the New York Yankees' problems this offseason.Upvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- This World Series is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The best pitcher in baseball with Hall of Fame ability is smack in the sweet spot of the prime of his career and getting the ball for Game 1. In a series with a Triple Crown winne…Upvote Share Tweet
Ty Cobb’s family will be rooting for the Giants and not the Tigers in the World Seriesyahoo.com Oct 24, 2012Few ballplayers in history could match the ferocity and competitive drive of Ty Cobb, and none could match his on-field records which live on to this day. For 22 seasons, he was the very embodiment of the Detroit Tigers, seeing every at-bat as a mortal …Upvote Share Tweet
Leading Off: Welcome to Manager Roulettenytimes.com Oct 24, 2012It's the time of year when managers are seen as scapegoats (Miami, Boston) or saviors (Detroit, San Francisco), but just wait 10 minutes.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 24, 2012After what seems like an eternity in the game, Tigers' manager still going strongUpvote Share Tweet
Jim Caple's Off Base: Brandon Crawford's Immortal BrickOct 24Jim Caple on why Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will be forever immortalized in San Francisco.
Game 1 LineupsOct 24Terry Francona breaks down the lineups for Game 1 between Detroit and San Francisco.
World Series Game 1 StorylinesOct 24Aaron Boone looks at the most intriguing storyline in Game 1 of the World Series.
Game 1 Pitching MatchupOct 24Jim Bowden and Terry Francona talk about the matchup between Justin Verlander, Barry Zito and the bullpens.
Clayton mailbag: Expect trade winds to remain calmOct 24Even though the NFL pushed the trade deadline back two weeks, don't expect an increase in activity, writes John Clayton.