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Game 2013. Playoffs 1: Tigers at A’s

04.10.2013 100 comments

After 162 games and 162 game posts and after how many countless ups and downs, here are the Tigers right where we expected them to be from the first “Play Ball!” on the chilly April Fool’s Day that began the season: right where they were last season, beginning play in the ALDS against Oakland, representing […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.13: Giants at Tigers

28.10.2012 46 comments

Delmon Young was asked what the Tigers are going to do to change their luck: “Like sacrifice a chicken or something? We’re not going to do that.”  (@beckjason). Well that seems reasonable.  Not that anyone has suggested any better ideas. Delmon also states the painful truth when he says that “we haven’t hit all playoffs,” […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.12: Giants at Tigers

27.10.2012 99 comments

4 games to go. I distinctly remember the off days leading up to the ’06 series. I was watching John Kruk (on ESPN) during the Cardinals/Mets series, and someone asked him who his pick would be to win the NLCS. Kruk just laughed and said something to the effect of “does it matter? Detroit’s going […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.11: Tigers at Giants

25.10.2012 92 comments

Well, there are two ways to look at Game 1 of the World Series. One is that SF beat Detroit in every aspect of the game: pitching, relief pitching, fielding, hitting, lucky bounces (there wasn’t much significant base running). The other side of this is that it is only one game, regardless of how badly […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.10: Tigers at Giants

24.10.2012 62 comments

4 games to go. What a tremendous season: AL Central Division Champs. AL Division Series Champs. AL Pennant. Triple Crown Winner. Perhaps another Cy Young winner. But you know what? It’s not enough. The D deserves more.  And we’re gonna get it. ************************* Now, as I’m sure you have all see, there is an abundance […]

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A Public Apology to Jim Leyland

23.10.2012 23 comments

I was wrong (again…so I think). On September 27th, prior to game 156, I posted that this would likely be Leyland’s last regular season game in Detroit. Now I’m certain he’ll be here next April. As intolerable as Leyland’s idiosyncrasies, tendancies and hunches are, it is these same foibles that have him in his 2nd WS […]

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Waiting In The World Series On-Deck Circle

21.10.2012 17 comments

Just a few thoughts while we wait patiently to see if Detroit will have a World Series rematch with St. Louis, or if the Tigers will take on the Giants. Regardless of who the other half of the World Series matchup is, Detroit will begin the series Wednesday on the road. The blame for that […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.9: Yankees at Tigers

17.10.2012 70 comments

ALCS, Tigers 3, Yankees 0. One more ho hum brilliant Justin Verlander performance, and the Tigers have the champagne on ice ready to celebrate their 2nd world series appearance in the Leyland/Dombrowski era, and at home again. Not that there aren’t plans to keep the bubbly for another day if necessary: with CC Sabathia on […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.8: Yankees at Tigers

16.10.2012 54 comments

2 more to the WS, 6 more to a championship. How’s everyone doing out there? Feeling pretty good? I sure am. I don’t think I can get enough of the MLB Network these days, though Dan Pleasac breaking down Paws’ YMCA dance did seem like they had run out of things to discuss. Game 3 […]

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Playoff Off Day

15.10.2012 10 comments

A few notes for today: – A Tigers starter hasn’t allowed a run in 4 games. ESPN’s Christina Kahrl wonders how quickly the Tigers pitching can dispatch the Yankees. – Joe Girardi went on and on about instant replay after the loss. Jim Caple of ESPN says the Yankees need to stop whining, and reminds […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.7: Tigers at Yankees

14.10.2012 60 comments

ALCS, Tigers 1, Yankees 0. Well, that was certainly exhausting, and it seems so soon to pick it up and do it all over again.  And I’m just speaking of the fans; imagine how draining that was for the participants. Well, the big topic of last night’s game among many, is the potato in the […]

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Game 2012 Playoffs.6: Tigers at Yankees

13.10.2012 185 comments

4 wins away from the WS. 8 wins away from a championship. A few weeks ago, I asked everyone how far would the Tigers have to advance in the playoffs for you to want to bring Leyland back? I said I’d be happy if he went deep into the ALCS, and it looks like there’s […]

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