Saturday, October 13, 2012

ALCS Game 1 Thread: Tigers @ Yankees, 5p

Like religion, the game of baseball is founded on aspirations rarely met. It generates far more failure than fulfillment.

—Gay Talese*

Andy Petttittte vs. Do(u)g Fister.

To those pulling for an A's-O's ALCS: Oh well. Like oxygen in the air we breathe, the Yankees are back in the ALCS, against the Tigers, who are led by Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder (The One That Got Away). Which team will win the right to play the Cardinals in the 2012 World Series?

*from "The Crisis Manager," a profile of Yankees manager Joe Girardi in the Sept. 24, 2012, issue of The New Yorker

11 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Stanford just got robbed there. Brutal.

Hideo Nomo said...

Number of comments in this thread is pretty telling about how many shits we give about this series.

Orel said...

Yeah. Go Tigers.

Orel said...

Okay, this is getting a little interesting. 4-2 Tigers in the 9th, one on, two down...and Raul Ibanez up.

Orel said...

Ha ha, wow. Tie game on ANOTHER home run for Ibanez.

Spank said...

RAUUUUUL!!

Holy fucking shit. What a collapse by the Tigers.

Steve Sax said...

At this stage, I would have to say Jose Valverde is NOT the closer the Tigers should pitch.

Orel said...

Russell Martin thisclose to becoming a True Yankee.

Paul said...

Cat Latos!

Hideo Nomo said...

Jeter with a broken Jeter. Will miss the rest of the Jeterseason.

Steve Sax said...

Brutal outcome for the YankMes. Baseball is a cruel, cruel sport.