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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:46 AM

USA Today: Detroit won't waste time in winning Series



Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports


11:45PM EDT October 23. 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO -- The Detroit Tigers sat back in Motown this past week and watched the cute little story unfold in the National League.

They saw the San Francisco Giants pull off their Lazarus act time and time again, winning a record six consecutive elimination games, and become overnight media darlings.

They're starting to wonder if these guy dress in a clubhouse or a TV studio, where they can rehearse their zany skits and goofy pregame antics.

The Tigers are sorry to ruin the ending to this charming show, but the Giants' season is over.

Detroit will win the World Series in five games. .....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2012/10/23/world-series-analysis-why-the-tigers-will-win/1653505/



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Reply USA Today: Detroit won't waste time in winning Series (Original post)
marmar Oct 2012 OP
KamaAina Oct 2012 #1
Auggie Oct 2012 #2
1gobluedem Oct 2012 #3
Upton Oct 2012 #4
1gobluedem Oct 2012 #5
joeybee12 Oct 2012 #6
JonLP24 Oct 2012 #7
joeybee12 Oct 2012 #8
KamaAina Oct 2012 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:52 PM

1. Chicago Tribune: Dewey Defeats Truman



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:59 PM

2. Their biggest advantage will be having Verlander for two, maybe three games

But even he's human. We'll wait and see

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:24 PM

3. I'm glad that they noticed the Tigers are in the Series

Most of the national media is slobbering over the Giants and bring Detroit into the end of the stories as an afterthought. Or don't even bother.

Even after Detroit swept the Yankees, all the stories were about the disfunction on the Yankees, not that the Tigers are a pretty awesome team which might be why they WON.

Same old story; if it's not East or West Coast, it's not glamorous. Sigh. Guess Detroit will have to do their talking on the field.

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Response to 1gobluedem (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:39 PM

4. Check this out from ESPN after the Tigers won..

most of the stories still focus on the Yankees..



OTOH, I'm not sure what you're complaining about when it comes to the media and the Giants. They didn't exactly get preferential treatment over the Cardinals, who are another media darling, and the Tigers are favored in the WS. In fact, most of the "slobbering" has been over Verlander..

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Response to Upton (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:43 PM

5. The amazing comeback kids!

Every national story in the last few days has been about that.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:58 PM

6. I don't get it...Detroit had the 7th best AL record, SF had a better overall record...

I don't see what they're basing this on other than the fact that Detroit swept Satan.

That said, I think it will be a good, close series, but I don't see either team really being a favorite...good luck to both.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:17 PM

7. Not only that

that Yankee team wasn't very good based on recent form, a struggling Yankee lineup where they benched Arod and Cano.

That said, if I was a sports gambler, I would never touch baseball. Too random and too hard to predict.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:21 PM

8. And they snuck by Baltimore in 5...

And they had lots of holes at the end of the season...I was actually pretty confident Detroit would win the series, just didn't think they'd sweep.

I agree...also, 7 games so anything can happen.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

9. Kick for EPIC FAIL.

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