Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Playoff baseball.

Bust out the red, white and blue bunting, because it's time for the playoffs.

Sure, nobody's giving my Tigers much of a shot; the most common phrase I've seen describing them is that they're "limping into the playoffs." And they're facing the Yankees, with Games 1 and 2 at Yankee Stadium, and their 9th-place hitter in pinstripes hit a cool .342 this year, and they have a current or former All-Star at every starting position, YADDA YADDA YADDA.

See, the thing about baseball is, upsets can happen at any time. Nobody gave the White Sox any chance last year, but they ended up kicking serious ass. The mighty 1954 Cleveland Indians, winners of a stupendous number of games in the regular season, got swept by the New York Giants in the World Series (and Willie Mays made a heck of a catch about a million miles out in centrefield). And need I remind you about the 1908 World Series between the Ty Cobb-led Tigers and the Cubs, who only won the NL pennant after that baserunning gaffe by Fred Merkle? I don't think I do.

In conclusion,

I LOVE YOU, TIGERS
BEAT THOSE DAMN YANKEES
SEE YOU IN THE A.L.C.S.





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