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PostSubject: Told ya so about Tigers   Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:46 pm

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Rob Parker and Tom Gage: Foul or Fair
Told ya so about Tigers

Tom's trying to figure out if the Tigers will finish third or fourth. Rob is trying to figure out if they'll finish fourth or fifth next year. Typical.

Tom: It would be, you know.

Rob: It would be what?

T: Typical if you were already thinking they aren't going to make the postseason next year, too.

You're on a roll. You've been right two years in a row. Why not be the first kid on the block to bury them next season, too?

R: That's a good idea.

Attention, Tom, Tigers fans, Mike Ilitch, Jim Leyland, Dave Dombrowski: The window is closed. The Tigers are no closer to winning the World Series than they were in 2003.

T: You don't mean that. They lost 119 games in 2003.

R: And the reason they were terrible that year was because ...

T: Gee, let me guess: They were terrible because of pitching?

R: Correct.

T: I wonder how I knew that.

Rob, you've been tooting that horn every week. The Tigers have been bad for more reasons than pitching.

For once, give me another.

R: A wrong mix of players. Nobody on this team is hungry. Everyone is a fat cat, being paid nicely.

Miles to go

T: Seriously, what if the Tigers finish fourth? And what if they don't even end up with a .500 record? Will that mean there's more work to be done than anybody thought?

R: Sure it will. I expected them not to make the playoffs, but I never imagined this. What's gone on this year is the absolute worst, an embarrassment because expectations were so high.

T: Even now, the stadium isn't packed -- not everybody is using their tickets. But the attendance totals, based on tickets sold, are very impressive.

R: Good luck peddling those tickets next year. People won't allow themselves to get swindled this time.

T: Swindled? The fans knew what they were buying this year. They were buying hope and hype. More hype, it appears.

R: Second-highest payroll isn't hype. This team failed, period.

The fans will take it out on them next year. Big advance tickets sales are a thing of the past.

This team will have to prove itself all over again.

Reviewing instant replay

T: Let's get off the Tigers. What do you think about instant replay? I don't like it, so I imagine you do.

R: I don't have a problem with it, especially with boundary home runs. It's silly in this day and age for viewers at home to know what the correct call should be, but having the wrong call being made in a game. If you have the technology, use it.

T: I'm all for technology, but hopefully they will be quick about it. That's the only reason I don't like it. I sense the game interruptions will last longer than we suspect.

R: I'm with you on that. But for all the people who think replays should be used for more than home runs, I'm against that. Look at the NFL, even with replays they occasionally get something wrong.

If they limit it to questionable home runs, I'll be fine with it.

Tigers can't hang

T: One month to go, Rob who's your Tiger of the year? Or do you even have one?
R: Nobody.

T: Not even ...

R: I said nobody.

I know you want to vote for Miguel Cabrera, but I've never seen so many empty home runs and RBIs in my life.

Fraudriguez

T: Speaking of empty, I see A-Rod is hitting .246 with runners in scoring position, but .402 with the bases empty and one or two outs.

Does that tell you something?

R: It tells me he's having a bad year. Let's not forget he's going through a very tough time in his life. I know people want to discount the impact of his divorce, but it can affect your work.

You can reach Tom Gage at tom.gage@detnews.com and Rob Parker at rob.parker@detnews.com.
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PostSubject: Re: Told ya so about Tigers   Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:00 pm

Rob Parker is an asshole


He is such a Tigers Hater


He needs to go get a gig at the NY Times
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PostSubject: Re: Told ya so about Tigers   Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:54 pm

Rob Parker may be a hater, but he does make some correct comments...

Quote :
Gee, let me guess: They were terrible because of pitching?
- true
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A wrong mix of players. Nobody on this team is hungry. Everyone is a fat cat, being paid nicely.

also true


“It takes pitching, hitting and defense. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable.”    
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PostSubject: Re: Told ya so about Tigers   Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:31 am

GoGetEmTigers wrote:
Rob Parker may be a hater, but he does make some correct comments...

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Gee, let me guess: They were terrible because of pitching?
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A wrong mix of players. Nobody on this team is hungry. Everyone is a fat cat, being paid nicely.

also true


Even so; he never has anything good to say about the Tigers


Even back in 2006;
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PostSubject: Re: Told ya so about Tigers   Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:32 am

Not saying Sports Writers have to be homers like Rod and Mario;


But I get tired of the constant negative comments
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PostSubject: Re: Told ya so about Tigers   Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:32 am

you are correct, GS78


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PostSubject: Re: Told ya so about Tigers   Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:33 am

GoGetEmTigers wrote:
you are correct, GS78



Damn!


That was fast lol!



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