Respectful Insolence

Yes!

The Tigers just won their third game in a row against Oakland! They now have a commanding lead in the series of 3 games to none. One more win, and they’re in the World Series for the first time since 1984!

You know, although I expressed skepticism about the Tigers’ chances earlier in the season, I’m starting to believe. In fact, Mitch Albom’s take on the situation is sounding better and better, particularly this part:

You can say whatever you want. You can call the talk shows, fly your flag on your minivan, sing that hokey “Go Get ‘Em Tigers” song, call your friends in New York and say, “We did your Yankees, and we’ll be back to do your Mets!”

Heh.

Meanwhile, The Onion, as always, expresses what baseball fans everywhere (except in the New York metro area) are thinking:

George Steinbrenner Fires Tigers.

Comments

  1. #1 J-Dog
    October 13, 2006

    Congratulations, from a long-time Yankee fan. Your guys earned it. IMO, the Tigers are a good team, with a good manager, and they remind me a lot of the White Sox of last year – great pitching and timely hitting.
    Yes, They. Could. Go. All. The. Way!

  2. #2 chrisc
    October 13, 2006

    As a White Sox fan, I’ve only got one thing to say: Go Tigers!

    I didn’t think they had it in them, but they are not the twins, they are a great team. So go Mags, finish the A’s (Sorry Frank Thomas) and then beat the Met’s/Cards.

  3. #3 raindogzilla
    October 14, 2006

    Tigers Win! Tigers Win! Magglio Ordonez pounds a walk-off three run shot to sweep the A’s! Bring on the Metropolitans.

  4. #4 Andrew E. Mathis
    October 16, 2006

    You know, Dr. Dr. Dave, with all this boasting, you may force me to do the unthinkable. Yes, I — a lifelong Yankees fan and hater of the Mets — may actually have to root for the Mets if they should beat the Cardinals in the NLCS.

    This is possible the worst-case scenario in my own lifetime since 1986, when, again, I was forced to root for the Mets because otherwise the Bosox woulda won the Series.

    So tone it down, friend. OK? ;-)

    a.m.

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