I just can’t help but feel a little sorry for the Tigers. From a purely Baseball standpoint they’ve been thwarted a long time and for Detroit fans, they’re the best team in town (other than the Red Wings, but who counts Hockey anyway?).
And now I’m going to hear it from Pistons fans too, but the other burden Detroit labors under is their anti-democrati fascist Emergency Manager government which is starving the public good and auctioning off the commons to the highest bidder.
Oakland is a gritty, working class town also, so it’s hard to say that they’re not just as deserving of my sympathy, but I was born in Michigan so they get the nod.
Tonight the Tigers will be starting Max Scherzer (21 – 3, 2.90 ERA R) while the As will counter with Bartolo Colon (18 – 6, 2.65 ERA R). While these guys are aces both teams have big bats so this could be a high scoring contest.