Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Congratulations on a great season, Detroit. Now get ready for a reality check and a first-round exit.
I'm glad we are playing the Yankees. When you play against excellence, you do better. I think we can take the opening game. Nate Robertson doesn't flinch. If he gets decent support from the Tiger bats, we have a great chance of winning that game. If we can come home on Friday with one win at New York, we've got a good chance of taking the series.
It has been a great season. No one, absolutely no one, would have predicted it. We are in the playoffs, and we earned our right to be there. As many have said, this Detroit team is one year too soon. It is still young and learning. Don't count us out.
The team that must be "down" has to be the White Sox. They, and their fans, must be thinking "HOW could the Twins and (especially!) the Tigers be in the playoffs and we aren't?" On paper, the White Sox have the best team in the Division. As bad as we Tiger fans feel today, the White Sox must really be down.