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The Detroit Pistons will play their second pre-season game Thursday night at the Palace of Auburn Hils against the World Champion Miami Heat.  Detroit did a number on the visiting Maccabi Haifa 91-69, with Andre Drummond leading the way with 17 points.

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Expect to see Jonas Jerebko, who was out Tuesday as well as Mo Cheeks playing a lot of the new fellas and the old (Billups and Stuckey) to try to figure out a rotation for the upcoming season.

Tip off will be 7:30 pm and again won’t be locally broadcast on TV, but you can listen to it on 950AM.  If you want to check the game out yourself you can head on over to the Palace to watch live.  I’m not going to lie, I didn’t pay a bit of attention to the first pre-season game since I had to chance to go see the Tigers tie their series with the A’s 2 games all.  I’m not counting on paying much attention tonight either considering it’s Winner take all for the Tigers tonight in Oakland.

Go TigersHave a blast if you head out to the Pistons – Heat game, I’ll be glued to my TV to watch the ALDS.

Go Pistons but really…….GO TIGERS!

Former Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers manager George Lee “Sparky” Anderson passed away today at the age of 76due to complications resulting from dementia.

Sparky started out in baseball in 1953 by signing a minor league deal with the Dodgers.  After several years of bouncing around the minors, Sparky finally made an appearance in the Major Leagues in 1959 where he hit .218 with 0 home runs and 34 RBIs.  Anderson would never step foot on a Major League diamond again as a player, he was relegated back to Triple AAA where he spent the final 4 seasons of his playing career playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League.
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