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Dee-troit Base-a-ball!!

Someone there is who roots against the Tigers?

Not 'round these parts. Of course, it's hard for me to think of Tigers baseball, and their last World Series in 1984, without also looking back fondly on how MLB screwed the Cubs out of what should have been a date with the Tigs. In the annals of Cub futility, 1984 looms pretty large. The Cubs should have had home field advantage in the NLCS (back in the days of no NLDSs), but because they hadn't yet caught on to the idea of rewarding the team with the best record, the Cubs only hosted the first two games (because, you know, it was an even numbered year). They won both handily, whereupon they flew out to San Diego and received a nifty three-game trouncing. Thanks, MLB.

You know I'm getting old when I remember (a) when the leagues only had two divisions and (b) when the NLCS was only five games. Wow. That was Ryne Sandberg's rookie year, and I surprised a co-worker by being able to name 7 of the 8 everyday players (missed Jody Davis), 4 starters (Trout, Sanderson, Sutcliffe, and the pre-closing Eckersley) and the closer (Lee Smith, of course).

Obviously, for the things that matter, I've got a mind like a steel trap.

Go Tigers!!


I'm with you on all fronts here. After 1984 and the Indiana-based Cub bandwagon overkill, I lost interest in regular season baseball. I think I could've gotten 6 of 9 players but the rotation is a huge trivia win. Nice going. I do love the playoffs and jumped firmly on the Detroit wagon this year, along with the Mets my NY team of choice although it'd be tough to call me a true "fan."

I am sad, however, to see no mention of the Iowa loss. I'm not an IU guy, but being a Hoosier I had to rib you a little on that one.

Yeah, yeah. Not only did the Hawks lay an egg, but it looks tonight like the Bears are going to reopen the debate over who the best squad in the NFL is. Ugly football weekend for me...

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