The Voice of the Turtle Episode 30: No more predictions!


The Detroit Tigers are finally getting back on track, and so is The Voice of the Turtle! 

After suffering a crushing home series sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Indians, the Tigers got back in the win column by taking three of four games against the Oakland A's. The offense woke up, Miguel Cabrera showed that he's still Miguel Cabrera, and Brad Ausmus continued pushing all the right buttons.

The next week could tell us a lot about this Tigers team, though. Top prospect Michael Fulmer is slated to make his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, while the Tigers have six upcoming games against divisional opponents. With the AL Central looking like a season-long dogfight, the Tigers will need every win against the Central they can get, and beating a couple teams while they're down is the right place to start.

That's not all in store for this week's episode, though. We rant about Tyler Collins' favorite finger, take our usual batch of listener questions, and Rob forces HookSlide into yet another bad drinking habit. Plus, both hosts are starting to sway from their tried-and-true #TeamRod roots.

Topics in this week's episode include:

- Not talking about the Indians series
- Justin Verlander's fastball and how good it really is
- How worried we both were about Miguel Cabrera
- Lineup changes and whether they really do anything
- FULMER FULMER FULMER FULMER FULMER
- The stupid Chicago White Sox and their stupid good pitching staff
- The Voice of the Turtle Drinking Game
- Tyler Collins's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day
- Will Cameron Maybin every play for Detroit?
- Which Fox Sports Detroit broadcaster is best?

Contents:

3:27 - Rounding the Bases: getting back on track
45:40 - Warming in the Pen: here comes the Fulmer
1:01:22 - High and Tight: well f*ck you too, Tyler Collins
1:14:34 - Listener Questions: that's it, no more predictions
1:34:20 - 7th Inning Kvetch: one of these things is more troubling than the other


Be sure to send your thoughts, suggestions, and questions for our next show. We're on Twitter at @hookslide23 and @BYBRob!

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