The Ship means “Championship” at least that’s what Sergio Romo told us back in 2010. This is going to be fun!
The Tigers posted a regular season record of 88 Wins and 74 Losses and ended up beating the socks off the New York Yankees, a team with 95 Wins and 67 Losses, for the American League Pennant. Not only did they beat the Yankees, they beat them really, really bad. Try 4-0 in a best out of 7 series. Weapons ~ Justin Verlander, last year’s Cy Young award winner AND MVP; Miguel Cabrera, first batter to win the AL Triple Crown since 1966 and Prince Fielder, who finished the 2012 Season with .313 Batting Average and 30 Home Runs.
Excuse me while I pinch myself. I still can’t figure out how the Giants ended up in the World Series this year. Spring training showed a recuperating Buster Posey, an out-for-the-year Brian Wilson and a pretty good, but not as-good-as-they-used-to-be pitching staff. There were no individual stand-outs, with maybe the exception of Posey, until these past few months and things just started to happen. That’s how they do it in San Francisco. They got together in the clubhouse, put their heads together, posted a 94-68 record and “believed”.
After one of the wildest Championship Division Series ever my prediction is the Detroit Tigers will win the first three games and the Giants will win the rest. I don’t know why, that’s just the way they do it in San Francisco.
First Game: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Time TBA, at AT&T Park.