All week, I didn't really care who the Tigers played in the World Series. Both the Mets and the Cardinals have considerable holes in their pitching and offense (respectively), and I think we match up well against either. More of my cocky players and students who were Yankees fans have been popping their heads into my classroom this week and saying, "Congrats. They gonna lose against the Mets, though" than any Cardinals fans, though, so I guess I can gloat a little bit more next week now that it's the Cardinals. But, really, it didn't matter to me... until tonight. What a ballgame. I was definitely pulling for the Mets at the end, seeing all those little kids in the stands with tears in their eyes, praying for a basehit from Cliff Floyd or Carlos Beltran. Alas, it didn't happen.
Still, it should be a good series. Detroit and St. Louis matched up in 1934 (St. Louis won) and 1968 (Detroit won), so this is a rudder match of sorts. And Tony LaRussa and Jim Leyland are close friends, so it will add to the gravity of the games even more. I read LaRussa's book Three Nights In August last summer, and have quite a bit of respect for him, too. Should be a great series between two teams with great fans and long, storied histories. Of course, I hope the Tigers sweep in four. Let's roast some birds.
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