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post #91 of 117
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Man the Yankees look pathetic. While I usually enjoy watching them lose I had hoped they would drag out the series with the Tigers so the Tigers pitching staff isn't well rested for the World Series. I have a feeling the Giants/Cardinals series is going the distance and the Tigers are going to have a huge advantage coming out of an easy, short series.

You do know that I'm a Tigress Right? 

 

post #92 of 117
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

You do know that I'm a Tigress Right? 

 

 

Yes, and as a proud Tigers fan you would feel much better if they advanced to the World Series by beating a worthy foe, not the mentally and physically injured team they are facing now.

post #93 of 117
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post

Yes, and as a proud Tigers fan you would feel much better if they advanced to the World Series by beating a worthy foe, not the mentally and physically injured team they are facing now.

While you are correct on the "worthy foe" aspect, the Tigers are playing well, and have a great bull pen. 

 

FWIW, I was really bummed when Jeter broke his ankle. 

As for many of the other Yankees, I'm not sure how much injury is playing a roll as much as they're overpaid and worn out veterans.

It is good to see Ibanez bring the A game to the post season. 

Still, all these teams had to beat someone to make it to this part of the post season, so none of them are really unworthy of being here.

post #94 of 117

Trekchick -

 

If the Giants make the World Series we'll have to bet something. (Of course, the bet will be paid off at the Gathering.)

post #95 of 117
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post

Trekchick -

 

If the Giants make the World Series we'll have to bet something. (Of course, the bet will be paid off at the Gathering.)

This is getting interesting. drool.gif

Of course you're making an assumption that the Yankees won't have an incredible comeback in Detroit. 

post #96 of 117
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This is getting interesting. drool.gif

Of course you're making an assumption that the Yankees won't have an incredible comeback in Detroit. 

 

D-E-A-D. Might win a game. Prob not...

post #97 of 117
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

This is getting interesting. drool.gif

Of course you're making an assumption that the Yankees won't have an incredible comeback in Detroit. 

Jeters & Pettit are out with injuries. A-Rod is a headcase. Much of the Yankees' pitching staff is either out with an injury or not fully recovered earlier injuries. The Tigers should be able to wrap this series up today or tomorrow without breaking a sweat.

post #98 of 117
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I have a feeling the Giants/Cardinals series is going the distance and the Tigers are going to have a huge advantage coming out of an easy, short series.

 

Seems like teams often get stale after long layoffs. Not sure if it would be an advantage or disadvantage for the felines.

 

 

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While you are correct on the "worthy foe" aspect, the Tigers are playing well, and have a great bull pen.

 

I'm not sold on the Tigers bullpen; Valverde has lost it (maybe temporarily but he sure is in a funk), and they seem to be relying on bullpen by commitee. But pretty much all their pitchers have gotten hot right now; we'll see how long that lasts.

 

Losing Jeter hurts, but the Yanks/Empire have just gotten old and unproductive (with a few exceptions.) Plus, the massive slumps of Cano, Granderson and Swisher.

 

WRT to the Evil Empire, they still have to pay A-Fraud ~115 more million for 10 years (incl 29 mil next year!) Plus Sabbathia and Tex 23 mil each, Jeter 17 mil, Soriano 14 mil for next year alone. That's a lot of bucks for just a few players. Dodgers seem to be giving them a run for their money on albatross contracts.

post #99 of 117

The Tigers have a really strong team.  I'm just surprised that it took them so long to warm up this season. 

Trust me when I say, I followed them all season long, and wondered why they weren't playing so well in the beginning, but they've definitely hit their stride.

post #100 of 117
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

The Tigers have a really strong team.  I'm just surprised that it took them so long to warm up this season. 

Trust me when I say, I followed them all season long, and wondered why they weren't playing so well in the beginning, but they've definitely hit their stride.

Have you ever considered driving to Oakland to catch a game when the Tigers are in town? There always are tickets available for Oakland As home games.

post #101 of 117
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post

Have you ever considered driving to Oakland to catch a game when the Tigers are in town? There always are tickets available for Oakland As home games.

I have considered it, but (here's the funny thing) I actually prefer to listen on the radio, even more than watching on tv or in the stadium. 

I think its the nostalgia from listening on the transistor radio with my grandpa when I was a kid. 

 

I did, however, love the game I went to at Tiger Stadium. 

 

I may go to a game in Oakland, or maybe even a WS Game in SF

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post #102 of 117

Paging Irul&ublo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Gotta say I have no dog in the fight.  I do remember the Tigers of the 80s when Dominos Pizza guy owned them and Danny Sullivan's INDY car team.  Thought that was pretty cool all in all.

 

post #103 of 117

Both Ryan and Irul&ublo disappeared from this site at the same time. My theory is they finally met and ended up killing each other.

post #104 of 117

Two hits, one run. The Jeter/A-Rod era ends with a whimper.

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post #106 of 117
Heading for a 1968 and 2006 rematch.
post #107 of 117

What a nice finish. I'll tune into this one. Go Tigers/Cards. Make your fans proud.

post #108 of 117
Hmm . May have spoke too soon. Large Ones not dead yet.
post #109 of 117

Good Game 7 matchup tonight, Lohse v Cain. Mo is with the Giants, but anything can happen in a Game 7.

post #110 of 117
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Heading for a 1968 and 2006 rematch.

 

Rematch??? 

post #111 of 117

The Giants need to get ready

With the pitching staff, and Carrera, and Fielder..............

post #112 of 117
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post

 

Rematch??? 

 

Sure looked like it at that point. Giants ran the table two series in a row. Pretty durn impressive.

 

But I'm never upset when the Cards blow a series. biggrin.gif

post #113 of 117

So Trekchick, what are you wagering on the series. I'm wagering eats for Phil & you to keep around your room at the Gathering......homemade cranberry crumb cake, some homemade cookies and lots of locally produced jerky & meat sticks.

post #114 of 117

How about Rice a Roni versus Dominos Pizza for the wager?duck.gif

post #115 of 117

Sweep!!!

post #116 of 117

I'm okay.  I got to see some great baseball and ROAR a few times.  

All in all, my life as a Tahoe Tigress is good. 

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post #117 of 117
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post

Sweep!!!

 

We really need a "Thumbs Down" quick-reply button for posts like this one...  icon13.gif  frown.gif

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