No 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