A friend remarked that he thought the Tigers post game celebration after stomping the Yankees was a little "over the top".
No doubt the Tigers celebration was over the top. But I really believe it was good for baseball.
Other than Yankee fans, who didn't love the visual imagery. It was pure and unrefined joy. Wonderful theater.
But after getting beat the first game, the rain out controversy for game two, then to come back and demolish the mighty Yankees with such ruthless precision, man.....
Did they set themselves up for bulletin board material in Oakland? Sure, if they chose to use it. But I don't think that Leyland is going to let them lose their focus. That's his best thing. He seems to have the perfect personality to motivate an underdog, the little guy fighting the bully.
Now what a classic confrontation we've got coming up. Sabr darling Oakland vs. Old School Leyland's Tigers. It's an awesome story line.
I can't wait.