Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2765 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
Who wudda thunk? Thing is, they won't last long in the playoffs. They've proven time and time again, late in the season, they just can't win the must win games. At least 3 times in the past month, month and a half, they have gone into a game knowing ahead of time that MN had lost and a win would put an even larger gap between themselves and the Twins. What'd they do? They choked and lost.
That being said, it is good to see the Tigers being something than a laughing stock of the league. The Lions, on the other hand...
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1088 times:
Don't bet on a quick fold by the Tigers in the playoffs. They have the deepest pitching, are hitting again from the top to the bottom of the order, and have a genius for a manager. This team is made up of professionals who pull for one another, and enjoy being and playing together. A great mix of youth and experience. Prediction: With Polanco back, the "slump" is over. They will finish winning the A.L. Central. They have an 11-8 advantage in the head-to-head season series against MN, meaning their lead in the division this Sunday evening (after sweeping the Royals in K.C.) is actually 2.5 games. They also again have the best record in the A.L.
It's our turn. Go get'em Tigers!!!!
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
6 games left for the Tigers, (3 with KC, 3 with the Blue Jays) they might still hold on, and based on the hitting this weekend (okay it was the Royals) and the strong pitiching once in the playoffs anything can happen.
Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2765 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
Quoting Stretch 8 (Reply 2): They have the deepest pitching, are hitting again from the top to the bottom of the order, and have a genius for a manager.
Agreed on 2 out of 3 of your points. Leyland is definitely a genius and should probably be manager of the year. But why does he keep Granderson as his lead off hitter? If he doesn't lead the league in strike outs, he's very close. Yes, he's got speed but all that does is get him back to the dugout quicker when he strikes out.
Quoting Piercey (Reply 5):
Either way, glad to see somebody other than the Red Wings win in Detroit
When you say "win". I assume you mean everything but the big prize, right? The Wings, while being the "best team in hockey" during the regular season keep coming up short come play off time (yes, they won the cup in 97 and 98 and again in 2002. Old news). Pistons, same story. Don't get me wrong, I am a diehard Wings fan but it's going to be awhile before Stanley sees the Motor City again. I hope I am wrong but I don't see the Tiges seeing the pennant this year. Perhaps in 07, when they have some experience under their belts and can win the must win games.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2563 posts, RR: 14 Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
As a former "Detroiter", it's good news. It even made the local TV news here with film of the team return to DTW. Until this story, local residents south of the Smith and Wesson Line would think that the only team Detroit had was the Red Wings (now an arch-rival of the Predators).
I saw two pennants during my former northern residency, albeit one whilst overseas, and I'll hope for a good run this year too. Regards...jack