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Brandon Inge still trending

Brandon Inge doubles to deep center field in

Brandon Inge doubles to deep center field in the third inning during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. (April 24, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

The search phrase "Brandon Inge" was a top Google trend last Thursday and Friday and again for much of today (Monday).

Yes, we realize there was some news about the former Tiger -- released by Detroit on Thursday and signed with Oakland on Sunday -- but we don't understand something here.

What is America's fascination with a career .234 hitter? Help us out here, Tigers fans.

Tags: brandon inge , detroit tigers , oakland a's

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