Living The Dream
This evening, the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A's 6-3 off a 3 run homerun by Magglio Ordonez. I was unable to watch the game and see the pandemonium that ensued after a single swing jettisoned the Tigers into its first World Series appearance in 22 years. But what I did do was watch the free gamecast coverage of the game on ESPN.com. When I saw the graphics of a baseball going from homeplate to the edge of the baseball diamond, I knew that it was over. While everyone at the blogger party was talking and chatting, I started screaming and jumped up and down in elation. I shot my hands up in celebration and yelled 'WE'RE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!' Fortunately, I wasn't alone. Jaci's brother Gary joined me in celebration as we hugged each other and started jumping around.
I'm so excited that the Tigers have turned everything around in a matter of 2 years. The 2003 season was perhaps the lowest the franchise sank where they were fighting to not set the record for most games lost in a single season. They were able to finish with a 43-119 record, but ever since then, they've been on the rise, and this year, it's the Year of the Tiger. Whether it's the Mets or the Cardinals, Detroit's ready to hand out a slick whoopin' on whoever joins the World Series dance.
Quick Summary: So far, Detroit has claimed the WNBA championship. Hopefully the city will be able to add the World Series Pennant in a few weeks, and the NBA Championship from the Detroit Pistons in a few months. Lofty goals? Perhaps, but either way, it's good to be a Detroiter.