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28 September 2014 @ 09:52 pm
Hanging Tough, Staying Hungry.  
Why yes, those are lyrics to Eye Of The Tiger. Cuz DETROIT IS GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS! THE DETROIT TIGERS ARE ON TO THE POST-SEASON! AMERICAN LEAGUE SERIES, HERE WE COME!!

They really made us sweat though today. We started our season like torpedoes out the gate - on fire. And then we kind of slumped, though I maintain it wasn't so much a slump as a slow burning out. I mean, compared to how we'd been playing, yeah, it was a slump. But overall, it was just not great. Our hit count slowed way down for awhile there. And we made some trades that I will never forgive during the season - Austin Jackson, for one. But then as the season went on, our hitting picked back up and some of the new guys really proved themselves. Problem was, Kansas City was picking up speed too and trailing our asses like little fire ants. There is sometimes a season where you know your team is going to make it into the playoffs as much as a week ahead of that 162nd game. But more often than not, you don't know until about three games out or so from the end. This year it was literally down to the last game. Game 162, today. If we won, even if Kansas won also, we'd still be moving onto the playoffs. If we lost and Kansas lost as well, we'd still be moving onto the playoffs. But if we lost and Kansas won, we'd be screwed. We’d have to watch the post-season from the bench. So today not only meant holding my breath over the Tigers’ game, but over the Royals' game as well.

It was nerve-wracking. But oh man, when we got that last guy out and sealed the deal - 3-0 - and 40k+ fans rose to their feet in celebration...I only wish I could have seen that in person, because man what a sight it was.

HERE WE COME, OCTOBER!!
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on September 29th, 2014 11:25 am (UTC)
Boys of Fall, eh? :P I'm happy for you!
dodger_sister: sportsdodger_sister on September 29th, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
Boys of Fall indeed! Thank you, babe!;)
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on September 30th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
And the Mariners are out, but at least they were way better this year than they have been for a long time.

I'm happy for you, though!

dodger_sister: sportsdodger_sister on October 8th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
And the Mariners are out, but at least they were way better this year than they have been for a long time.

Yeah, the Mariners really picked up some speed this year. Maybe next year for you guys, right?

I'm happy for you, though!

Thanks, it was a fun ride into the playoffs. Sadly, we are out of it already. :( So I guess it's time to catch up on my TV again. :)
ranuaranua on September 30th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
I have very little clue what all you're on about, but I'll keep my fingers crossed your Tigers do well :D
dodger_sister: sportsdodger_sister on October 8th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
I have very little clue what all you're on about, but I'll keep my fingers crossed your Tigers do well :D

LOL Thanks! Mostly that we had a crazy ass season and then we made it into the playoffs!

And now we are out of it already, so the celebration was short lived. :(

ION, I picked up Halloween cards today at the store and one of the ones I bought was the exact same one you sent me! ;)

Edited at 2014-10-08 12:20 am (UTC)
Denidenig37 on October 1st, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what you just said :-D
dodger_sister: sportsdodger_sister on October 8th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
I have no idea what you just said :-D

LOL My baseball team is awesome, that's what I said! We are awesome and we made it into the championship playoffs! But now it's been a week and we are out of it already, lost the game we needed to win, so our season is over. Until April, anyways.