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Alex Avila is back in the Tigers’ lineup

Aug 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Alex Avila is tough. The guy gets beat up like crazy back behind the plate. I think he takes more foul tips, bats, and general abuse than any catcher I can remember watching on a regular basis. Just the other day he took a ball off the mask and had to have a concussion test. Not only did he not wind up with a concussion but he ended up only missing one single game:

In other Tigers catcher news, backup Brayan Pena has lately spent all of his time on Twitter talking about his “nerts,” which is how he refers to his nipples. I wish I was kidding. I wish I didn’t know that, but those are the sorts of things you learn when you live with a Tigers fan.

Anyway, Pena has taken it next level, to where he is now posting pictures of his son in the bathtub, wearing a gold chain, and raving about his “nerts” too.


I feel like Pena would be a fun guy to hang around for a while. But just a for a while.

  1. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 10, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Don’t we all have perfect nerts

  2. messire3124 - Aug 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    til I looked at the receipt which had said $9396, I have faith that…my… cousin had been realey bringing home money in there spare time on there computar.. there sisters neighbour has done this for under and just paid the morgage on their apartment and purchased a gorgeous Audi Quattro. go to

    • buffal0sportsfan - Aug 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      The spam filter ’round here need some major league upgrades.

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 10, 2013 at 3:25 PM

        Maybe it could use a beta-version nert-slider.

  3. bjbroderick - Aug 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM


    Super spammy, nonsensical, linked up comment? Approved!

    Pithy, poignant, witty comment? Nope!

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