Evan Woodbery

Tigers beat writer


Evan Woodbery

I cover the Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball for MLive Media Group.


Brad Ausmus fumes at 'petty' umpire protest; Ian Kinsler refuses to back down

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus didn't notice the white armbands worn by two umpires on Saturday, nor did he know there was a league-wide union protest prompted by comments from Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler. But when he found out after the game, he was furious, summoning reporters back into his office to call out the Major League umpires for what he called a "petty" display.

Tigers furious at claim they intentionally hit umpire after ejections

As Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus sat in his office, listening to the Cleveland Indians broadcast in the background, he started to fume. The announcers, according to Ausmus, implied that the Tigers had intentionally hit home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott shortly after he ejected Ausmus and catcher James McCann in the third inning.

After rallying twice to get 1st win, New Orleans Saints see more growth ahead

When Zach Hocker booted a 30-yard field goal off the left uprights, the stunned murmurs that echoed through the Mercedes-Benz Superdome suggested that fans were too shocked to even be angry. On the sidelines, however, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees saw an opportunity. "We've got to rally the troops again."
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Vols sub-merged at Florida in Nathan Peterman's first start » GoVolsXtra

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tennessee’s early season quarterback switch backfired dramatically on Saturday as redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman endured a nightmarish debut start that only magnified the problems on the Vols’ sluggish offense.
Knoxville News Sentinel Link to Story


Evan Woodbery

I'm an experienced reporter who has spent more than a decade on high-profile sports beats.

I have previously worked for NOLA Media Group ( | The Times-Picayune), the Knoxville News Sentinel, (Birmingham News, Press-Register, Huntsville Times), The State newspaper (Columbia, S.C.) and the Anniston (Ala.) Star.



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