I have to admit that after the way the NLCS ended I just have not been able to muster a lot of enthusiasm for the World Series – I’ve mainly been listening on the radio while doing work. But I gotta ask: you think Leyland will have his pitching staff taking grounders before Game Five?
19 thoughts on “How ‘Bout Them Tigers?”
Crank, as a true blue (& orange) Met fan, it just kills me that the Cards are on the verge of winning this series.
I know, I know – we absolutely didn’t get it done, and there’s no way to know what would’ve happened vs. Detroit if we had, but still…
I’m a little torn. As a Mets fan, I am still bitter and want to see the Cards lose. On the other hand, a Cards victory would be a nice rebuttal to all those that pegged the NL as a junior varsity, and the World Series as merely the crowning of the AL champion.
Now, a Cards victory doesn’t disprove that the AL is superior, but it would be sweet on some level just the same.
Perhaps, Paul, but I’d be willing to settle for the Cards winning 3 to uphold NL honor while still losing.
Sometimes, ya gotta embrace the bitterness.
PFP’s!! The Spring Training ritual of “pitchers fielding practice” seems to have found its importance in October. Ugly.
I’m just sick to my stomach at the entire thing, no matter which way we take the analysis.
I’ve watched exactly 0 innings this series. April can’t come soon enough.
I figure he’s got Lonnie Smith tutoring his outfielders.
I’m still waiting for the real World Series participants to show up. I don’t even feel like theCardinals have been playing all that well, or are actually any good.
I am not going to pretend, just like I didn’t when they played the Mets, that the Cardinals are the best team in baseball. There is no doubt that the Mets were better, just not during last week. I have been critical of the Tigers everyday lineup all year. They have gotten by on smoke and mirrors. Shelton got hot at the start of the year and they coasted the rest of the way. Their pitching is good though. I have enjoyed the games in the series so far. They have been competitive and fun to watch. Of course for me it doesn’t hurt that the Cards are up 3-1.
I am also torn. As a diehard Mets fan, I feel a sweeping sense of bitterness that “hey, our guys could be there!” On the other hand, it is nice to see the “NL is AAAA” crowd get served a heaping helping of crow.
Either way, I’m having a hard time mustering any enthusiasm for the World Series one way or another. Guess it’s a good thing football season is here.
I’m with Mike. What World Series?
I’m very disappointed. My wife is from Detroit so we were rooting for them. Maybe I’m zinxing…whoever I want to win loses.
The Cards are hot. I didn’t think they’d win 2, let alone 3 games.
When I see guys throwing the ball so wildly and fumbling grounders and whatnot I think they’re over amped. Too bad for Detroit, because they may not be back again for a while. Rare thing, going to the WS.
The Tigers have some nice up and coming everyday players, but name one that is the best in the AL at their position. There are none. The closest is Pudge and he may be as low as fourth at this point. The Cardinals on the other hand have Pujols and Rolen for sure and Edmunds is probably still second to A. Jones. That is a big difference.
You take Edmonds, I take Beltran…I like those odds. Same deal on a young, healthy Wright or Cabrera vs. Rolen in his present state. Face it, the Cards, even if they win, are a team in serious decline aside from Pujols, Carpenter and a couple of the young arms like Reyes and Wainwright. But I agree that the Tigers don’t really have young stars outside of the pitching staff.
Sorry, I forgot Beltran and yes, he is 1 or 2. Rolen is still #1 when healthy. That being said, yes they has issues to address, but they are getting the job done. Like Al Davis says, just win baby.
83 wins. It really is unbelievable.
Are you people quite through being bitter?
In a word? No.
Are you over Don Denkinger and the Humpdome?
I got over Denkinger when he admitted he’d blown the call. I never had a problem with the Hump.
How did the Mets get screwed in the NLCS like the Cards got screwed in the 1985 Series?
Bottomline, Dan – the Cards were injured during the season, but made the playoffs. The Mets were injured at the end of the year and the playoffs. That kind of thing happens. Don’t blame the Cards and just get over it.
I don’t have a problem with the Cards, and i don’t think the mets got screwed. I just despise Tony La Russa. I’d rather see Big Stein and Torre celebrate. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles, enjoy Cards fans.
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