No Joke! Guru Predicts World Series Victory!


Bengal Tiger 1968 & '84No joke! It’s Opening Day for our Detroit Tigers. Deep down inside all of us are waiting, no itching, to celebrate a World Series Championship. We’ve been to two dances since 1984, but have come up horribly short during those Fall Classics. We all yearn for that ring: players, fans, management, the city, the state and yes, Mr. Ilitch and family. Especially Mike Ilitch! His hard work and patience have helped rebuild this organization from the depths of depression in the 90’s and beyond. We are now thought of as an elite organization in the league. Personally, I think we need to work hard to continue that status for around five more years. I don’t want to be considered a fly by night team that was only good in the league for three to four years. I want a dominance in the MLB like the Wings had in the NHL for 20 years.

Our resurgence came around in 2006. Although we didn’t live up to expectations for a few seasons in between our next World Series appearance in 2012, we did not fall back to a 1989 or 2003 season. We kept our focus, went after some smart free agent signings and let our core and farm systems develop further. That patience and smart management paid of with another World Series appearance. I expect the same this year! Actually (as I said the day we signed Price Fielder) we will win the World Series this year in 2013! Last year, I had predicted that we would go and lose. I was accurate in that prediction. The loss of VMart from the lineup last year created a hole that I didn’t see us filling, which is why I didn’t feel us winning that ring last year. This year, I stand firm and believe the Tigers will be earning their 5th World Championship and obtaining that elusive Commissioner’s Trophy.  GO GET ‘EM, TIGERS!

What do you think?

Will the Tigers win the World Series in 2013?

  • YES (67%, 2 Votes)
  • NO (33%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Thank You very much for taking the time to stop by and read my commentary on professional and college sports here in our great state of Michigan. We have such a storied history and rich tradition of both professional and college sports, that I am sure to have many journal entries! My hope is that you find each entry well reasoned, well researched, well written, and from the heart. You may not always agree with my analysis, but I hope my commentary is discussed frequently around the water cooler, while amongst family and friends and even while playing Euchre, eh! Loyalty. Passion. History. I have been following Detroit and local college sports with enthusiasm for over 30 years! I have watched our teams triumph, fall, rebuild and hold us captive as we have rooted for them to win the big game. Well, in the Lion's case, just ONE game! I have seen our beloved players come and go and come back again for round two. Players like Gibby, DMac, Big Ben, Dominik Hasek and Dan Petry rank in that category. I have watched our state groom successful high school  like Magic Johnson, CWebb,  Mike Modano, Justin Abdelkader, Brian Rafalski and Tim Thomas. We have also produced successful college athletes such as  Tom Brady, Charles Woodson, Desmond Howard, Andre Rison, and Rod Brind'Amor, to name just a few. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat have touched and shaped my life!  I have had the pleasure of  seeing this region host a Super Bowl, World Series, and an All Star Game. I have seen Michigan win National Championships in football, hockey and basketball. I watched as Izzo and Michigan State won a National Title in basketball. I have seen the Tigers win a World Series and go to another one. Our Bad Boys have won three World Championships while appearing at five. I got the esteemed pleasure of watching the greatest running back  in Barry Sanders turn on a dime week in and week out for a decade.  I love my teams and I am happy to have created this outlet to share my thoughts and analyzations with you. Interactive and Engaging Please, feel free to visit my journals frequently. I am just starting this site and will continue to look for new and exciting ways to improve upon it. I plan on engaging my readers and offering a high level of interactivity to help you keep coming back for more commentary.

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