Yankees and Red Sox square off in game 1 in about a half hour. Outside of the Tigers making the playoffs, this is what I love about baseball. It’s the biggest rivalry in baseball, possibly all of sports, and the Yankees and Red Sox will settle things in a seven game series starting tonight.
For the first time ever, I picked all four division series correctly. I need the Red Sox and Astros to make it to the World Series to keep my streak alive.
The Tiger’s might be done, but Tigerblog doesn’t take a break. I’ll still be keeping tabs on the Tigers in the offseason, but I also have a few other things that hopefully will make for some good reading.
1935 Bios – Prior to the 1935 diary in April, I have to introduce the participants, so during the winter I’ll either be linking to whatever biography I can find, or writing one myself.
The Debate – Blade Stevens, the Red’s blogger over at Reds Cutting Edge, and I are going to have a back and forth, position by position debate of which team was better, the 1975 Reds, or the 1984 Tigers. Should be fun, especially because I’ll win.
Norm Cash’s Career Year – Norm Cash is the last Tiger to win the batting championship. Back in 1961, he hit .361. The interesting thing is, he only had a career .271 average, and without the 1961 season, he hit .263.
So I’m going to examine how much of an anomaly this season was, and I could use everyone’s help. If you know of anyone who had a career year hitting, drop me a line and I’ll fit him into the analysis. The guy that first comes to mind is Darren Erstad.
So hopefully you’ll stop by and see what’s happening. I’m looking forward to it.
I hit a milestone today. I got my 20,000 visit. I know this is a modest figure compared to some of the other sites (Baseball Musings tops this every month), but it’s a big milestone around here. Thanks to everyone for stopping by.