Detroit Tigers: American League Division Series begins
I have been a Detroit Tigers fan for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a baseball loving family and whether its my mom pitching to me as a 4 yr old in the back yard, or my dad having “the game” on the radio from the garage as he worked on the car, I have grown up with Detroit Tigers baseball. To this day part of my mom’s mood when I call her can be “how the Tigers are doing.”
So, I just want to give a big shout out to my hometown team for clinching their division this year with a quite impressive 95-67 record and second place Cleveland Indians a distant 15 games behind. Leading the team is pitching ace Justin Verlander who ended the season with an incredible 24-5 record and posting a 2.40 E.R.A.
Verlander will go toe to toe tonight in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia. It is most likely going to be a pitching duel and a low scoring game but who knows. The last time The Yankees and the Tigers met in a playoff series was in 2006 when the Tigers spanked the Yankees and sent them back to the Bronx crying.
Here in Hong Kong it will be Saturday morning so I guess I’ll watch it live with coffee, eggs, and toast rather than a hot dog, chips, and salsa.
I even have a couple friends who don’t like baseball per se but might come by to keep me company.
Of course that may mean I might have to return the favor and sit through a soccer game.
That would be a real test of friendship…