Monday, October 29, 2012

Bitter end shouldn't diminish an otherwise sweet season for the Tigers


Blogger Jimmie said...

I think thats ridiculous.

The goal was to win the World Series, not be competitive and win the American League.

I'm ashamed of the way we represented in the World Series and by no means will look for a "silver lining" to this season nor' take away happy thoughts from it.

We lost, the season was a failure because of that, plain and simple.

Winners don't remember the good moments from a season that didnt result in a championship, you play to win, plain and simple.

3:10 AM 
Blogger Barry said...

Pat, I agree with you and JL that this team making to the WS is really good. In April we had a OF playing 2b (Raburn), a DH playing LF(Young) and LF playing RF (Boesch)and finally a LF playing DH(Dirks). That was a mess. JL teams are never ready coming out of Spring training. Do you remember the infield in 2008 and then they made changes on the fly.
I hope DD goes fishing in Toronto to see how much it is going to cost to get Escobar, along that his head is on straight. I am a JP fan but he is a really a good 3B. Then move Miggy back to 1B because he is taller than PF and can stretch better. This move solidifies their infield. You do have to move Fielder to LF and have Dirks play RF even though he is more suited for LF.

2:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the way Fielder hustles, but who thinks Fielder is worth his big contract? Put your hands up. OK, I thought so.

5:45 PM 
Anonymous ST said...

Not often that I totally agree with you, but it was a fun year, frustrating at times, but fun none the less. I can't help but think this team will be back in the playoff hunt again next fall.

7:23 PM 
Blogger Fred Brill said...

Man, Book - that sweep hurt. Hurt worse than when the Twuinkies beat us in game 163 in 2009.

It hurt ten times worse than when our boys went limp in the 2006 world series.

Because they said they were ready.

I don't know right now Book, if I'm looking forward to these guys all back next year. Leyland didn't know what to do. Fielder didn't know what to do. Miggy didn't know what to do. Niether did Verlander.

It was sloppy - and it was almost like we were just lucky to be there because this season - except for Oakland and Baltimore - nobody else wanted to be there either.

Chicago didn't want to be there.
Texas - the best team in the AL didn't even make the playoffs.
And the Yankers were so disfunctional you expected Al Bundy to pinch hit with one hand down his pants talking about high school days.

And the Tigers didn't want to be there either. Boy, we fans sure did though.

I'm not ready for those guys to drag me all this way just get to the end and give up again, Book.

It's just too soon to talk about how great it's been.

12:30 PM 

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