This is getting more and more depressing every day. I think the quote of the day comes from Trammell:
“We’re in uncharted waters,” Tigers manager Alan Trammell said. “It hasn’t gone the way I scripted it.”
The Indians are a bottom tier team. The fact that they played Detroit 20+ times this season gives them a few more wins then they probably deserve. They’re well out of the playoff hunt, and are also playing for next year. Yet, they’re not even going to lose a 100 games, much less 120.
The 1984 Tigers set the standard for great starts in season by going 35-5. The 2003 Tigers have only 33 wins in 132 games. The Tigers could have their 105th loss, 100 more then the 1984 Tigers had in their 40 game stretch, before they reach their 35th victory.
Jeremy Bonderman lost his 18th, so now we’re going to get to hear about if he reaches 20, he’ll be scarred for life and won’t be able to leave his bedroom for a month for fear that the sky will fall on him.
Sorry for the pessimism, but it’s hard to get excited. Very hard.