Snarf (snärf): A humorous occurrence and/or person, specifically one relating to the world of sport

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Rick Porcello Shuts Out Rays

The Tigers scored in their first at-bats. Miguel Cabrera worked a two-out walk, then Victor Martinez teed one down the first base line. As the Rays fumbled around for it, “Big Cat” circled the bases, beating the throw home on a hustlin’ slide. The game stayed at 1-0 Detroit for six innings. With Porcello pitching smoothly, w [...]

Tigers Prevail in Eleven

Behind ten walks. Whoa. Max Scherzer started the game a little rough. He must have been distracted by my neighborhood’s noisy snarfs (damn kids!), too – the Rays achieved a three run first inning on one hit. After that, Max settled down, allowing only one run as he earned outs for seven total frames. Scherzer pitched the final inn [...]

Mike Carey Declined to Ref Redskins

“I think sometimes evolution is slow for some people,” he said. “But where else in America do you see that, though, the refusal to change? From Stanford on down, most everybody has changed from a derogatory name to one that is acceptable.” via Mike Carey asked off Washington Redskins games due to nickname – ESPN [...]

George Feeny Is the Man

Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

Good god.

Tigers Listen to Snarf!

In emphatic fashion. Facing the so-called “King” Felix, Detroit drove the Mariners pitcher off the mound by making him throw more pitches in the first three innings (68/69) than he’d thrown all season. As David Price recorded outs, the Tigers struck first by scoring in the second inning. Eugenio Suarez beat out a grounder to [...]

Dear Fox Sports Detroit,

Don’t forget which team you play for.

“Plays With Squirrels”

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj ...

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

I like it – Sam Smith.

Snarf’s Tigers Tip

I think it’s all about the walk. Be patient and always work the count. It puts pressure on an opposing team’s pitch count and forces them to throw you a proper pitch, a strike, that you can then launch out of the ballpark. Take what they give you, Tigers. It’s fine if we walk in these runs with the bases loaded, isn’t [...]

Look Out, World

Mo’ne Davis Davis struck out eight en route to a two-hit shutout in the Little League World Series. She is the first female pitcher to win a game in LLWS history.


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