JJ Stoppard, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

JJ Stoppard

JJ Stoppard is a Detroit-based writer with strong beliefs in the Church of Baseball, Ernie Harwell and the Detroit Tigers. jjstoppard@gmail.com

By JJ Stoppard On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Robinson Cano forgot to have fun at the Home Run Derby

  Kansas City Royals All-Star Billy Butler was all smiles while Robinson Cano posted a goose egg in the Home Run Derby. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Robinson Cano forgot. Not that he made some “promise” More...

By JJ Stoppard On Friday, June 29th, 2012

Underdogs unite: Can Detroit’s Quintin Berry defy the laws of BABIP?

Quintin Berry is turning heads in Detroit, no matter what his BABIP says. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Let’s all just agree to disagree, shall we? Everyday player? Better off the bench? Sparkplug? False hope? More...

By JJ Stoppard On Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Tigers thrown a curveball with Fister’s injury

Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister leaves Saturday's game in the fourth inning with an injury. (Leon Halip/Getty Images) This wasn’t how this was supposed to go. Doug Fister was just heating up in the fourth More...

By JJ Stoppard On Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Tigers spring training numbers: One more time with meaning

The Detroit Tigers' big bats are making some noise during spring training. (Elizabeth Conley/Detroit News) 11-1. That’s the Detroit Tigers record going into Sunday’s preseason game. Throw in a few ties – More...

By JJ Stoppard On Saturday, February 18th, 2012

In ballparks this summer — Detroit Tigers: The movie

Victor Martinez' now-famous torn ACL has rewritten the script for the 2012 Detroit Tigers. (Harry How/Getty Images) What a difference a torn ACL makes. There we were, just dragging ourselves through the dreary, More...

By JJ Stoppard On Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Oswalt to the Tigers? The $8 million question

Roy Oswalt could be the spark plug of the Tigers' offseason. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images) Thank you Buster Olney. Finally. Something worth thinking about. On Friday, Olney posted new information on Twitter that More...

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