It’s time to think big. The Tigers did what seemed near impossible just six months ago and made it to the playoffs for the first time since 1987. Now the fun begins. A lot of people enjoy the NCAA Tournament or the NFL playoffs. Others enjoy the Stanley Cup playoffs. To me, there’s only one thing better then playoff baseball and I’m getting it. That’s playoff baseball with the Tigers in the mix.
So come Tuesday (according to the schedule, both AL series start on Tuesday), the Tigers will be going after eleven elusive wins. They’ve won three straight and seven of their last ten games so the trials of late August and early September are behind them. The question is now, can the Tigers do it? Can they win the World Series?
Assuming they win the division, I see the Tigers having to face the A’s, the Yankees and then the Mets if they want to win it all. If they slip up this last week and only get the Wild Card, they’ll probably face the Yankees, A’s and then the Mets. Yes, I think the A’s will beat the Twins in that first round. In fact the A’s really worry me because a lot of people are writing them off. With Rich Harden back, they have one more weapon and that I think that puts them over the top. We might finally get to that shit work in October.
Those are some good teams. Very good teams. There’s no doubt though, that I’m anxious to see how the Tigers stack up.