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    Classic confrontation

    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.
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    Re: Classic confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    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.
    Can't imagine it will do anything for the playoff ratings though.

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    62-- I totally agree. I think that was the players "giving back" to some long-suffering fans. If they had beaten the Twins, A's, or really anyone in the AL, I don't think we would have seen that kind of outburst. But because of who THEY are and because of who THEY beat, I think it was very symbolic for them.

    I don't have a problem with what they did at all, although if I was a Tigers fan I would be a tad nervous about emptying the emotional tank too soon.

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    Re: Classic confrontation

    I thought it was great. Detroit hasn't seen that in so many years. Endorsed 100%.

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    As I said in the other thread, the scene we saw in Detroit last night....

    I want that.

    I want that bad.
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    Re: Classic confrontation

    Didn't you love the cop getting champaine poured over his hat. It was like they had won the Series and I loved it for Detroit. I liked watching the yankees wondering how could this happen to us?

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    I'm sure it was great for Tigers fans, but I just had to laugh. In the NHL, you dont touch the conference championship trophy. I wouldn't want the Reds to celebrate like that if/when we win a division series again. There's more to do...

    I was really hoping the cop would take down Rogers and cuff him, and then been all, "Gotcha!" That would have been awesome.
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    I couldn't help but be happy for them. Yes, it's only the first round, but I don't see how people could begrudge them that. That (and good baseball) is exactly why we watch postseason baseball.
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    It sure did beat the heck out of a dozen interviews about "well, there is still a lot of work to do...we have to take it one game at a time...the Yankees are a great team, we were lucky to beat them...ya know...ya know...ya know." A good change of pace from the innane conversations that go on in celebrating locker rooms.

    Another thing is that it brought back vivid memories of the team on the field actually having a kinship with its fans, which is very hard when you are now dealing with players who are icons moreso than athletes. It must be an effect Detroit has on its players, since you can read about the 1968 team having a relationship with their fans as if they were all just one big neigborhood.

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    It's a rematch...... most probably don't realize or remember, but prior to the 1972 WS the Tigers and the A's had a great 5 game series, it wa sthe tail end of an old Tiger team that aside from the Orioles was the best team in the AL from 67-72. The A's were just coming into their own, Joe Coleman struck out 15 in a game, Reggie broke his leg, Campy threw his bat.

    In the end the Tigers went home... payback time.

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    I'm more than a bit superstitious on the whole celebration thing. I figure you get one big bash and if you waste it on a division title or a division series then fate's going to bite you hard in the next round.

    Should be a fun ALCS though with two awfully similar teams.

    The NLCS should provide more highlight reel offense.
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    Re: Classic confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by letsgojunior View Post
    Can't imagine it will do anything for the playoff ratings though.
    Not a shot at you at all, but who cares? I know NYC has a lot of people, but there has to be more people like me who would rather watch any team [KC and TB included] than the Yankees. I mean I rarely watch the Yankees games unless there is a compelling team playing against them like the Tigers were in this case[y].

    I love baseball, I love a good game and series, but I'm tired of the Yankees and I don't care what the people/fans of NYC think about it but I hope they go on a suffering spree that rivals the Cubs and Red Sox [prior to 2004]. Someone should curse that franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Not a shot at you at all, but who cares? I know NYC has a lot of people, but there has to be more people like me who would rather watch any team [KC and TB included] than the Yankees. I mean I rarely watch the Yankees games unless there is a compelling team playing against them like the Tigers were in this case[y].

    I love baseball, I love a good game and series, but I'm tired of the Yankees and I don't care what the people/fans of NYC think about it but I hope they go on a suffering spree that rivals the Cubs and Red Sox [prior to 2004]. Someone should curse that franchise.
    While it would seem logicial that more fans would care about teams other than the Yankees, the ratings over the past decade have shown that they don't. The Red Sox have been the only AL team that's proven a national draw outside of the Bombers. Then again Fox has to be thrilled about the NLCS matchup. That'll be their prime time series.
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    Re: Classic confrontation

    The Tigers have one of those rare offenses that strikes out a lot (2nd in the AL) and hits a lot of homers (3rd), but doesn't walk (13th). They actually stole fewer bases than Oakland this season.

    IMO, they're this year's Angels -- easy victims for a pitching staff willing to make them chase stuff out of the zone.
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    The Tigers have been one of the few AL teams I have enjoyed watching this year.


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