Found October 05, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- It wasn't that long ago that Tigers outfielder Quintin Berry was watching the playoffs from the front desk of a 24-Hour Fitness. Now he's on the eve of starting his first playoff game. "I can't even totally tell you how it feels, man," Berry said Friday in the Tigers clubhouse. "It's so crazy. It's all happening so fast, and I just got here. "It's just something I can't even imagine what it's going to be like (Saturday) when that game starts." At 27, Berry is older than most of the Oakland Athletics, including their starting rotation, which doesn't feature a player older than 25. Yet, like many of the A's, he's a rookie. Unlike many of the A's, Berry never seemed destined to be here. A fifth-round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2006 draft, Berry had never appeared in a major-league game until May 23 of this season. Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson suffered an abdominal strain ...
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