October 27, 2006


Elias will probably tell us by tomorrow, but one wonders if any team has ever had pitchers make errors in five straight games, nevermind five straight post-season games.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 27, 2006 11:37 PM

The Tigers scored 11 runs in 5 games. That's why the Cardinals won. After containing the Mets offense (which was a great offense and worrying about it took it a year off my life) the Tigers were a joke. The real World Series was the NLCS.

Posted by: andrew at October 28, 2006 12:30 AM

Here's my theory: Baseball is basically a mafia. So when Kenny Rogers was exposed to be not only cheating, but really, really blatantly cheating, the situation had to be taken care of so it didn't bring The Family into further disrepute (note that the players, NOT the league, are The Family). So Leyland forced the rest of his pitching staff to intentionally throw the rest of the Series so the Cards would get to win and Rogers wouldn't get to pitch again. But since both offenses were so bad, the Tigers pitching staff was forced to resort to all those throwing errors. I mean, come on, some of those throws were worse than anything you would see at your local little league game. What else could explain them?

Posted by: b at October 28, 2006 3:10 AM

Headline #1: "COLLAPSE!"
Headline #2: "A Lemon From Motown"

Their regular season slide was a bit worse than I expected and they went further in the playoffs than I imagined, but still, the Tigers have shown themselves to be "not yet ready for prime time TV."

It must be Karl Rove's "evil dirty work."

Posted by: Dave W at October 28, 2006 8:49 AM

The Cardinals (especially their SS) showed grit. The Tigers (except for Rogers) showed nothing. The Series went past, and we didn't really see anything. But we will remember the throwing errors.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 28, 2006 9:37 AM

Jim: And the fact that the Cards capitalized on EVERY Tiger mistake.

I loved all the hype prior to the Divisional series from the talking heads about how much stronger the AL was as compared to the NL. A placard at last night's game said it all, "The experts are idiots!"

Posted by: Bartman at October 28, 2006 9:47 AM

They pitched quite well.

Posted by: oj at October 28, 2006 9:53 AM

oj: The team played very good defense behind them too.

Posted by: Bartman at October 28, 2006 10:16 AM

No they didn't, they made 8 errors.

Posted by: oj at October 28, 2006 10:24 AM

one wonders if any team has ever had pitchers make errors in five straight games

Uhhh, didn't the babbling noisemakers mention something like that during the game? At least I vaguely remember them saying something like that during the occasional few minutes I stopped in to see if the Tigers had self-destructed further. (And yes, it remember them saying it happened.)

(And don't forget all the Tiger LOBs, too. Oh, well, at least it wasn't a team I really cared about...)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at October 28, 2006 1:22 PM