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Two out of Three

For the third series in a row, the Tigers took two out of three. They’ve taken down the White Sox twice, and the Mariners once. No sweeps, but most importantly, they’re winning series. They’ve now pulled themselves back to six games under .500, and are one nice winning streak away from putting themselves close to that magic mark.

They also won their 60th game. That means the Tigers are pretty much guaranteed a season where they’ll lose less then 100 games. We Tiger fans are pretty easy to please, as this hasn’t been accomplished in three years. If they manage to win 80, and finish just under .500, it will be their best season since their last winning one back in 1993.

They have a tough task this weekend, as they head to Fenway. In fact the Tigers are now down 3-1, but Craig Monroe made a nice diving catch in center. Three Tiger errors doesn’t bode well, but they’re still in the game. Also, they’ll be fortunate because Curt Schilling pitching yesterday, so they’ll escape facing him.

Eric Neel has a nice column on why Barry Bonds should win the MVP. In my mind, this is a no brainer. Of course it won’t stop people from arguing for someone else.

I have my fantasy football draft this weekend, which is always interesting. I have two solid running backs as keepers, so I’m pretty set. However, for the first time in five years, I won’t finish in the top three of my baseball league. In the AL format, I lost Beltran in a trade and Giambi to injury. I still have a remote shot of finishing in the money, but I’d need some very solid finishes from my players.

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