Well…..in baseball it’s amazing how things seldom go as expected. Or history repeats itself.
The Detroit Tigers dropped two of three in Minnesota against a supposedly downtrodden and hopeless Minnesota Twins team to open the 2013 baseball season. Some of their struggles surprised very few, but some were probably not expected.
For those in the “history repeats itself” camp, the opening three days of the season looked a lot like the first half Tigers’ offense of 2012 that was stagnant all too often and left multiple scoring opportunities on the table on a continual basis. I was having an online chat with a person who mentioned “it’s 2012 all over again”….there is truth to that, of course we also need to note that 2012 included a division title and an AL Pennant. So it wasn’t all bad!
Austin Jackson looked very solid in the Opening Series and Omar Infante also came up with several good at-bats. Otherwise there was a definite paucity of hard hit baseballs in the Twin Cities by the fello...