Respectful Insolence


Contrary to my predictions last week, somehow the Detroit Tigers have managed to remain undefeated through the first week of the baseball season. They’re 5-0. Just as enjoyable, the Cleveland Indians are right behind them, with a 4-1 record.

But that’s not the best thing.

No, the best thing is that the dreaded New York Yankees are in last place as of this writing. They’re 1-4.

I love it.

Yes, I know it probably can’t last (with the possible exception of the Indians remaining in contention for winning the A.L. Central Division) and that the first 5 games or so of a 162 game season mean little, but I plan to enjoy it while I can, before Detroit takes its inevitable plunge back to fourth place.


  1. #1 Dawn
    April 9, 2006

    Well, now I can wear my English “D” logo stuff around all the Yankees fans and really annoy them….Let’s go Tigers! (Hey, they’re overdue for at least a league championship….)

  2. #2 Flea
    April 9, 2006

    Gonna be a long season, Orac.

    NY beat up Bartolo Colon today 10-1. In their 2 wins they scored 25 runs. Though 2-5 they’ve outscored their opponents.

    Like I said, gonna be a long season.



  3. #3 Irene
    April 10, 2006

    Having recently moved from Detroit, I’m enjoying your comments on the Tigers. Also being from New England and a Red Sox fan, I’m very much enjoying the current fate of the Yankees! It won’t last though……..Now in Texas, and still a Red Sox fan, at least the Astros look like they might be contenders again.

    New to blogs and a biomedical scientist, thanks for the good read.

  4. #4 TheProbe
    April 10, 2006

    As usual, win or lose, the Yankees steal the spotlight from the Mets….

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