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Sunday, October 15, 2006


For all you Diaspora Jewish heathens out there, you won't find out about this until tomorrow morning or tomorrow night. But, us holy Israelis, with our one day of Yom Tov and 6 hours head start, are already in the know. THE DETROIT TIGERS HAVE SWEPT THE OAKLAND A'S AND ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 22 YEARS!!!

The Tigers were down 3-0 going into the 5th inning. Then, the Tigers did what they've been doing all post season. During the year, the Tigers were known for their power and massive home-runs. Many said that their biggest weakness was that they didn't do the little things needed to win in the post season; singles and doubles to get guys homes. Home runs are nice and very good crowd pleasers, but they don't win baseball games except for clutch situations. During the post season, the Tigers have silenced the sceptics. They have done the little things needed to win ball games and get far in the post season. Down 3-0 in the bottom of the 5th, the Tigers came in and chipped away with singles, doubles, and long at bats in order to narrow the gap to 3-2. Then, came the 6th, and the Tigers got the clutch home run. Maglio Ordonez, who hadn't been hitting all that great in the playoffs, hit a beautiful homer to tie the game. It stayed tied, with some amazing pitching, until the bottom of the 9th. Huston Street just couldn't pull it off this time. With two outs, Monroe and Polanco, the series MPV with an over .400 batting average this playoff year, got on base with a couple of singles. That's when Ordonez came to the plate and hit another 3 run homer to win the game, the series, and Detroit's rebirth. It was emaculate, and it was clutch. It was championship baseball.

Now, with a 7 game playoff win streak, the Tigers are now waiting to see who they'll play; New York or St. Louis. In my mind, it doesn't matter. We are wittnessing sports magic here people. This has been a dream season for Detroit, and now momentum is pushing Detroit to win it all. I'm seeing the same hungry determination we saw with the 1997 Detroit Red Wings, when they went on to win their first Stanley Cup in 42 years. Well, 22 years is also a long time in a city just dying for a winner right now. St. Louis or New York, it doesn't matter. I really don't believe there's anything stopping Detroit now. Bring it on!!!

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