We noted this last year when he sported the same eyewear, but this doesn’t stop tickling me. Last night Tigers starter Max Scherzer — who has Heterochromia iridum (i.e. two different eye colors) — rocked some appropriate goggles in the Tigers AL Central-clinching celebration. From my TV to you:
And yes, because the couple of you who actually saw “Wayne’s World 2” are already thinking it:
Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that Tigers starter Mike Fiers is dealing with a back issue and may not be ready for the start of the season. Manager Ron Gardenhire characterized the injury as a “stiff back” and added, “Maybe a little bit of a bulging disk or something like that.”
Fiers, 32, signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Tigers in December. He has had a forgettable spring, yielding 12 runs on 10 hits and eight walks with seven strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings.
Fiers had a rotation spot locked up along with Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmermann, and Francisco Liriano. Matt Boyd and Daniel Norris were battling it out for the No. 5 spot. If Fiers opens the regular season on the 10-day disabled list, both could have spots in the rotation.