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  • October 14th, 2006

    Detroit 5, Oakland 1 Detroit 8, Oakland 5 Detroit 3, Oakland 0 Standing on a Precipice…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:54 am in General Comments (5)

    Some random thoughts as Detroit Leads 3-0 in the ALCS…

    Since the Red Sox made the greatest comeback in sports history (aided in a big part by the greatest choke in sport history…) every team on the verge of elimination think they actually have a chance to turn it around…

    It’s hard to believe that Oakland actually beat Minnesota to get to this point, since they have only been ahead in the series in 2 innings…

    And the Big Hurt, hasn’t even been a tiny paper cut in this series, going 0 for 10 with a strikeout and a walk…

    Am I the only one that is a bit creeped out that Todd Jones..TODD JONES is this amazingly scary closer for Detroit??? In 2003, when he played for us and Colorado he was 3-5 with 5 blown saves/0 saves and a 7.08 ERA!! Today? 2-6 with a 3.94 ERA, and 6 blown saves/ 37 saves…WOW…

    I think there are years when a team is destined to go all the way…it just seems like the universe moves in such a way to make that happen–Not every year, but some…Like with the Sox in 2004, The Pale Hose in 2005, and I really believe the Tigers will win it all in 2006. Now I have probably cursed them to utter destruction..but c’mon can’t you FEEL their Karma???

    And what about Kenny Rogers NOT sucking for the 2nd time in a row! Pitched 7.1 strong tonight, only giving up 2 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 6…Cannot stand the brute, but he is getting the job done…

    Unfortunately, the Mets could not get it done today, falling to the Cardinals 9-6 in tonight’s contest…I really hope their pitching woes don’t send them home…

    I really REALLY want a Tigers/Mets World Series..

    Well the Red Sox hired a guy who was the hitting coach for the Padres, Dave Magadan, but no one by Theo knows what he’ll be doing…Originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 12th round of the June draft in 1980, but didn’t sign, Magadan was named Baseball America’s college player of the year in 1983. He was then drafted by the Mets in June, 1983, and had his best season with the team in 1990 when he hit .328 and had a .417 OBP.

    But let’s hope he is not hitting coach–the Padres were a woeful .253 as a team, when he was fired on July 15…Why do we keep DOING this??? UGH…

    Today Jeremy Bonderman, vs Dan Haren 4:30pm–Will this be the end for Choakland??? I hope so…

    5 Responses to “Detroit 5, Oakland 1 Detroit 8, Oakland 5 Detroit 3, Oakland 0 Standing on a Precipice…”

    1. Peter N says:

      Hi…good morning. And don’t forget about our new pitching coach…hired with a role CLEARLY defined. Check it out. And Christine, have a wonderful weekend. Tigers…clinch! And Mets? COME BACK. On the road. You can do it.

    2. kaylee says:

      tigers only need one more win then they get to celebrate cant wait. i will be watching both games tonight. i too want a mets-tigers ws. GO METS! GO TIGERS!

    3. kaylee says:

      The Oakland A’s really need to lift Bradley cause he clearly can’t run with that injury. He is gunna hurt his self worse.

    4. kaylee says:

      TIGERS ARE IN GO METS!
      -kaylee

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