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Sack Lloyd Carr / Other Detroit Area Sports / Go Tigers!
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editor 
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# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 19:22


Go Tigers! It's amazing the way they have dispatched the dreaded Yankees.

Those young power pitchers are among the most dominating staffs I have ever witnessed ... and I go back to when I was a Baltimore Orioles fan in the early 1970s.

1OSUNUT 
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 20:17


I was wrong. I really thought that New York would hit their way to the World Series.

It was a GREAT scene in Tiger Stadium today. Being a Indians fan I can remember being at The Jake during the playoffs and World Series - it was electric. I know we all talk alot of crap back and forth about the two states but it was awesome to see the love the fans have for the Tigers and having them show that love right back. Im not a big Rogers fan but seeing him spray the crowd was way neat. We in Cleveland are very jelouse. I do think the current Indians are alot like the Tigers were a few years ago. I think a coach is all we might need. I would love to see them replace Wedge with Pinella. I would not be surprised to see the Tigers and the Mets in the Series. As always I will be cheering for the American Leauge. Great Job !!!!!!!

bluefan 
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 20:22


Thanks, Nut. That was definitely something to see when Polanco got that last out and the stadium going nuts. 22 years without a postseason series victory isn't as bad as some droughts but it sure felt like an eternity.

1OSUNUT 
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 20:45


I bet a few years ago when you lost 100 plus games (or whatever it was) you had to think this day would never come. What a difference a great manager can make.

bluefan 
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 21:43


I think it was 119?
Yeah, the GM cleaned house but I never imagined one manager could turn it around like Leyland did. Sure, we picked up some solid players and an unbelievable pitching staff but from going from worst to (most of the year) first was very unexpected.
I love how the sports writers and talking heads coming into game one were chirping about how the Tigers didn't stand a chance against Murderer's Row and this was all a formality. Then after game one they poured it on even worse. After game 2 they were all backtracking a little and saying that they knew Detroit was dangerous and that the Yanks should take them seriously. After 3 and 4 they were still barely giving D any credit and blabbing about how the Yanks imploded and lost the series because they beat themselves.
I, for one saw Rogers pitch the game of his life and completely baffle the NY batters. It wasn't that NY sucked it was that Kenny kicked their a s ses. Tonight Bonderman had a perfect game going into the 6th. There was no imploding or beating of themselves. D pitchers flat out blew by the Yanks' batters and D's bats beat the crap out of their pitchers.
Detroit was the best team in baseball for most of the regular season. I think they reclaimed that distinction in the last 2 games. 8 more to go, baby!

1OSUNUT 
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 22:14


You guys had to be worried the way you were playing heading into the playoffs. The Yankees are amazing. They spend all that money for position players and hitters and have a staff full of old *** arms attached to broken down bodies. If the Yankees had even say the Indians staff they would maybe go to the World Series. The pitching was an embar***ment. I really think the pressure was really on New York after the Tigers won game 2. The Tigers played loose because they were not supposed to have a chance and the Yankees played tight because they were such a heavy favorite. The Oakland / Detroit series has a chance to be a cl***ic. Both teams have pitching and hustle their ***es off.

editor 
Admin
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 22:30


The Tigers had the best ERA in the Majors over the course of the season. Their late season sputter began when Polanco went down. Now that he's back, they may have just enough offense to win this thing.

bluefan 
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 23:26


Right on, editor.
I was worried heading into the postseason. I didn't think Polanco was that big of a lift but apparently he was. I also wouldn't have been surprised if a Mike Illitch-owned team was to completely collapse in the postseason ala the Red Wings. I knew our pitching was unbelievable but in the last month or so it was unbelievably bad. I hoped the playoffs would wake them up, I just didn't have too many expectations. Obviously I was pleasantly surprised. I think a trip to the WS is very likely, now. I hope we get to smoke another NYC team just for shits and grins.

editor 
Admin
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 23:51


Oakland is better than NY. They have pitching. I'm not making any WS plans yet.

bluefan 
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2006 23:59


True, but do they have the sticks?

Wolvrin704 
Member
# Posted: 8 Oct 2006 04:40


It has been a long time coming for our beloved Tigers. Hopefully we can take the A's too.

check 
Member
# Posted: 8 Oct 2006 10:41


In watching the Tigers during the year I really thought Polanco was the guy who made them go. He is a great #2 hitter, patient and moves the runners over. When he went down the Tigers started sputtering, no coincidence in my opinion. I think the homefield advantage give the Tigers the edge in this series.

Wolvrin704 
Member
# Posted: 8 Oct 2006 16:55


I think the homefield advantage give the Tigers the edge in this series.

Lets hope so but the 2 teams that lost in the divisional series also had home field. So I'm not sure how much it really matter.

check 
Member
# Posted: 9 Oct 2006 10:40


Just read that even though the Tigers had the better record Oakland gets home field. Tigers in 6.

BigHouse9 
Member
# Posted: 9 Oct 2006 11:14


As a Red Sox fan, my new favorite team was the Tigers. My father in law and I were celebrating like mad on Saturday after the Yankmes...er, Yankees were disposed of. Good stuff.

Tressel owns Carr 
Member
# Posted: 9 Oct 2006 11:39


I think the Tigers were out to prove their validity against NY. The true test will be at Oakland the next couple of days. I liked the comment Jim Leland after the first playoff game. He said that the NY fans and media were comparing the Tigers to a JV team and the Yankees to a Varsity squad. That was the gist of the comment anyway. He said that the Tigers were really a good team and somehow everyone had forgotten that.

Guess what? The Tigers are in Oakland tomorrow and not the Yankees. I would have loved to see Steinbrenner's face after the game on Saturday.

Motown74 
Member
# Posted: 9 Oct 2006 11:49


Have any of you seen that commercial where all the guys are sitting in a closet with the groom when the bride comes in and sits down and watches the big game with them? I was in a wedding on Saturday and during the reception at the fire hall my wife and I found the back room with a tv and watched most of the Tigers game along with the groom and the bride! It was awesome. My wife was crying, having been a True Tigers fan her whole life. I was so proud of the players for coming out and celebrating with the fans. It made me proud of being from Detroit where we are much more classy than given credit for. I have never seen anything like that in sports! It was a great night for old Tiger fans and I cannot wait to see what this new series will bring. I was in Detroit for the Super Bowl and amazed at how great the city and atmosphere was, maybe we will get to see that again with a World Series? Go Tigers!!!!

check 
Member
# Posted: 10 Oct 2006 01:40


I watched the celebration with the fans and thought it one of the best moments I can remember in a long time. Detroit has always been a hockey town with a slumbering baseball fan base. I can remember the run the Tigers had in the 80s and the fans were baseball crazy. I am hoping we at least get to the big dance.

 

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