Funny, I was thinking I needed to email you on this one Stretch.
Ole Scrap Iron should not have gotten the can. Randy Smith definitely. Smith did not build a team that could win in Detroit. Scrap Iron was just a casualty in an attempt to turn things around. Detroit hasn't been a "Crown Jewel" for a decade. There new Ball park, while Beautiful, is like playing in the grand canyon. Smith should have assembled a team comprised of quality pitching, and good hitters with speed. The teams big bat in Dean Palmer spends more time on the D.L. than Rondell White. Overall, the team is not good. Waiting 6 games into the season to drop the axe is in poor taste. The reason was Dombrowski said he didn't like the way Spring Training went. Then can them then.
And despite the Tiger's 0-6 record, and the possiblity of Jim Rome calling for a 0-162 season (although it might guaruntee a tour stop), the Tigers will eventually pull off about 60 wins or so.
I'm just curious now though, as to who will sign up for manager of the Tiger's. I have heard names like Alou and such, but do they want to take over a team that is in such horrible shape?