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Tigers in the hunt — who knew during spring training?

by John Thiede | Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2011
| 644 baseball fanatics read this article

I would like to begin my first article here raving about my hometown team, the Detroit Tigers. As a media person in Detroit, I remember our crew covering 2011 spring training in Lakeland. Most experts picked the Tigers to finish third or fourth. I left Lakeland feeling good about this squad.

Now, here we are tied 1-1 in the ALDS against the Bronx Bombers, the boys in pinstripes, those Yankees. I would dare to say that this team is a step above the 2006 Tiger team that lost the World Series to the Cards. The road will be a long one to get back to the big game, but no one thought the Tigers would be here. This season, there was no second-half collapse. There was only determination and grit.

The leaves are falling and the frost is on the morning grass. Yep, it’s playoff time.

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John does a radio and cable sports show in Michigan and is In his fourth year covering Detroit teams. He is also a graduate of The Second City-Theater in Detroit and performs improv and stand up comedy. He is also an actor. Check out his work at www.imdb.com; just type in "John Thiede" to view resume. In his spare time, he enjoys family, poker with the boys and sports. He spends every waking minute watching you, sooooooooooo don't turn around.

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