Joey Yashinsky attended school at both Michigan/Michigan State and has worked in various capacities within the Detroit sports world. He uses his experience as a stand-up comic to provide a fresh, witty take on the local sports scene. Joey's grandfather, Rube Weiss, was one of the pioneers in Detroit radio. In his free time, Joey likes visiting the Detroit Zoo with his wife, Jackie, and taking recreational softball too seriously.
Yashinsky: Where's Raburn? Andrew Miller for Cy Young? Ex-Tigers Roundup, Part 2
"At 25, Avisail Garcia has become one of baseball's rising stars," writes Joey Yashinsky in the Ex-Tiger MLB Roundup.
Yashinsky: Scherzer, Granderson, Porcello and More: The Ex-Tiger League Roundup
Some ex-Tigers are doing better than others. Mad Max Scherzer is off to another blistering start for the Washington Nationals.
'Curious Incident' Takes the Fisher Theatre Audience on a Dizzying, Heartfelt Ride
"This show perseveres, and finds humor and heart in unexpected places," writes Joey Yashinsky.
'Motown the Musical' Has Fans Singing and Swaying in the Seats at the Fisher Theatre
Motown architect Berry Gordy got a standing ovation Wednesday night and told the audience: "There’s nothing we cannot do if we put our minds to it."
The Notorious KCP: Big Decisions Ahead for Pistons and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
"Van Gundy can't possibly still be under the impression that Drummond, Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Jackson represent the future core of this organization."
Yashinsky: Sheahan's Streak, Missing Marjanovic and Other Fun Detroit Sports Nuggets
"If you had to identify one particular player’s stat line to symbolize this unusually bumpy Red Wings’ season, look no further than the fourth-year Sheahan and his year-long goose egg."
'Amazing Times, Amazing Memories:' 9 Readers & Columnist Say Bye to the Palace
"How Ken Kalvert seemed to end every call of a basket with ". . . from Isiah Thomas," one reader recalls fondly.
'Rent' Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Rocking Return to the Fisher Theatre
A prominent role is played skillfully by Danny Harris Kornfeld, a West Bloomfield High School graduate.
Yashinsky: Do Fans Care If the Pistons Make the Playoffs?
"To this point, the Pistons’ 2016-17 campaign has been a bore," writes Joey Yashinsky. "Can they make a run these final three weeks and send the Palace off with a bang?"
'Rent' Hits the Fisher Tuesday; Lotteries to Be Held for Choice Seats
A few audience members will sit near the stage for the price of a couple of pizzas.
'One Seat Over' Podcast: Full NCAA Tourney Breakdown with BTN's Harold Shelton
Get a little help filling out those brackets and listen to this podcast with Deadline Detroit's Joey Yashinsky.
Tigers to the Rescue! Cabrera, K-Rod Help Lead Venezuela to Victory
Venzuela beat Italy 4-3, thanks to the help of some key Detroit Tigers.
Yashinsky: Not Quite Enough -- Titans Fall Short in Horizon League Championship Game
"They had a great season,” Coach Bernard Scott says. “They've given me everything that they could give."
Detroit Mercy Women Advance to Horizon League Championship Game on Tuesday
Coach Bernard Scott and star guard Rosanna Reynolds, a senior from Canton, trade fives after beating Wright State 71-52.
Yashinsky: Getting to Be a Bad Habit -- Oakland One-and-Done Again in Horizon Tourney
For the third time in four years, Oakland is been eliminated after just a single game in the conference tournament.