The Tigers in Lakeland, Past and Present

By Phil Hecken

The Detroit Tigers and have been playing their spring training baseball in Lakeland, Florida, longer than any other major league baseball team in one location. In 1934, they began their relationship with this Florida town, playing continuously except for a three year “hiatus” due to World War II. Before that they . . . → Read More: The Tigers in Lakeland, Past and Present

Signs of Spring

By Phil Hecken

When else can a 10-inning, 5-5 tie feel so satisfying? When it’s the first game of spring training, that’s when. No, it doesn’t count, and it’s nowhere near as awesome as Opening Day (which, when I become President, will be declared a national holiday), but it’s still as welcome as the . . . → Read More: Signs of Spring