The Detroit Tigers have dispatched the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series with a convincing 8-3 victory at Comerica Park today. Great pitching beats “the greatest lineup ever.” The $195 million Yankee nation payroll humbled by Motown’s finest. My friends, I am all smiles on this fine day.
Hats off to great Tiger pitching – Jeremy Bonderman, Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya, Jamie Walker, Todd Jones, and “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers. In the last 3 contests the pathetic pinstripes mounted only 6 runs compared to Detroit’s 18. Everyone in the lineup contributed to the series victory, but it seems fitting and proper to mention each one by name – Curtis Granderson, Placido Polanco, Sean Casey, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Craig Monroe, Marcus Thames, and Brandon Inge. Finally, a big thank you to skipper Jim Leyland, who surely has quieted the skeptics now. He has given this team the correct focus.
The first playoff series triumph for my beloved but once-beleaguered franchise in 22 years! The celebration: How sweet it is … now bring on the Oakland A’s!