Originally written on Lady Loves Pinstripes  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Yankee Universe couldn’t be happier about-facing the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and I will tell you why.2011 ALDS Game 5 – Tigers in the vistors dugout. Yankees Stadium.October 6, 2011:It was a chilly October night in the Bronx, a Thursday to be exact, when Yankee Universe crumbled at the hands of the Tigers.Losing Game 5 of the 2011 ALDS was one of the most intense sporting events I have ever been too, and maybe that is because it is the one Yankees loss I have not been able to shake.The game started with Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova giving up two homers to the first two Tigers he faced, sending the Stadium into a state of shock.And surprise, surprise the game ended with Alex Rodriguez striking out and the Yankees being eliminated from the postseason why too early.The most devastating moment that feels like yesterday was watching the Tigers closer Jose ‘Clown’ Valverde doing his victory chest-pounding squat on the sacred mound in the Bronx.And ever-since, October 6, 2011 has been a re...
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