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and I am a happy Tiger fan
Published on February 28, 2008 By jdkeepsmiling In Baseball

I know that the only baseball story that anyone out there seems to care about right now is the Roger Clemens thing. But, I, being a proud Detroiter, am more entranced by the amazing team that has been put together for my watching pleasure this year.

 Let me go back a few years though, back when the Tigers were the worst team in baseball. I was still a loyal fan, and went to 5 or 6 games a year, and even watched them on TV, as Bobby Higginson struck out and Nate Cornejo racked up a huge ERA's. My point is that I am not some fairweather fan... I am in it through thick and thin.

 My Tigers experience has evolved with the team, culminating in the high point of my sporting life, when I witnessed the Tigers sweep the Yankees, live from Comerica Park in 2007, and promptly lost my voice for a week. The team that is assembled this year is fearsome and scary by any measure. They will have Pudge Rodriguez batting eighth and Edgar Renteria, who batted .332 will set Pudge up batting 7th....7th! Lets just say I am in for a good year, pity those poor Yankee fans.

 


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on Feb 28, 2008

There is nothing more fun then watching baseball live at the ball park. I love it.

Oh yeah, Go Mariners!

on Feb 29, 2008
Lets just say I am in for a good year, pity those poor Yankee fans.


Yeah, those poor Yankee fans haven't won since '84. Oh wait that's not the Yankees.   

I hope Detroit does do well this year. Their team is loaded. I think Cabrera is going to have a monster year.
on Feb 29, 2008
I know that the only baseball story that anyone out there seems to care about right now is the Roger Clemens thing.


I think only the media cares about it. I don't think the average fan even cares.

I think Roger Clemens is just as guilty as Barry Bonds but since Clemens is so well-liked he won't come close to having negative stories written about him. I actually been waiting for the people in here who condemned Bonds to say something about Clemens.

But really does it surprise anyone anymore on who used steroids?
on Feb 29, 2008

They were not always bad.  I remember in 83 (I think or 84), when they were THE team.  The only playoff game I ever saw was when they basically swept to the series and won it.  It was the first game of the playoffs against KC and they beat them 9-0 (I was treated to the game by a KC fan - they were gracious hosts. )

on Feb 29, 2008

I also think that Dontrelle Willis was an excellent pickup. He gives the back end of the rotation an inning eating guy, who has the potential to turn back into a stellar pitcher. I really think that he will benifit form the change in scenery. Plus CoPa is a pitchers dream park.

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