Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 10/22/12
After a season filled with fan frustration and managerial second-guessing, the Detroit Tigers are right where most people expected them to be: representing the American League in the 2012 World Series. The only remaining question is whether their upcoming opponent will be the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants. Many expected an eventual playoff showdown with last year’s villain, the Texas Rangers. For better or worse, though, that possibility evaporated when the Rangers squeaked in as a Wild Card and were taken out by the Baltimore Orioles in a one-game play-in. That set up a match with the AL West champion Oakland Athletics, this year’s little-team-that-could. Many felt that the A’s had freshness, enthusiasm and momentum on their side. But as the saying goes: age and experience will beat youth and skill. It took the full five games, but the Tigers moved on to the American League Championship Series. While some had hoped for an opportunity to avenge last year’s loss to ...
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