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The Tigers are about to make some history

Oct 17, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

Rany Jazayerli with a good find today:

 

Indeed, only two teams before the Tigers have ever done it in two straight: the 2002 and 2005 Angels and the 1921-22 New York Giants.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Please fate, punish this presumptuousness.

    • kopy - Oct 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

      Prior to the Twins/Yankees playoff series even starting in 2010, the New York papers showed the Twins with the headline “EZ PASS.” So, fate says, “meh”

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM

        Well then, I need Cano to have a Pedro Cerano moment (“I do it myself!”) and suddenly decide that he CAN hit a pitch on the outside half of the plate without grounding it to second.

        LET’S GO COMEBACK YANKEES!!

  2. husky2score - Oct 17, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    That would be fine by me.

  3. Detroit Michael - Oct 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Wow, those 2009 Yankees sure were lucky that they didn’t meet the Tigers in the post-season that year, thanks to the Twins.
    :-)

  4. libertynchurch - Oct 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    “You gotta be in it, to win it”. And to lose it, too.

  5. datdangdrewdundunituhgin - Oct 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    the yankees look cooked. i have a feeling they won’t put up too much of a fight from now on. sure, they might win tonight, but the tigers took the knife that sanchez and fister (and the umps) stuck in their throats over the weekend and swiped it across the neck last night. their ultimate fate is predicated on whether they take a swing or two, or are content to sit on the floor an bleed out into the detroit night.

    secretly, the tiger fans wanted this matchup. the yankees haven’t seemed to play all that well against the tigers recently. the apathetic look on the player’s faces is like fine art to us after an elimination game loss.

  6. blacksables - Oct 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Shouldn’t they actually win the game first?

    • Ponsonby_Britt - Oct 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

      Yep…let’s pound the piss…eh, beat the Yankees, then let’s talk about history.

  7. jkcalhoun - Oct 17, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Those two postseason series against the Yankees that the Giants won were the first two between the two clubs. In the 40 years after that, the Yankees won the next five (1923, 1936, 1937, 1951, and 1962), and there hasn’t been another in the last 50 years.

    So, to make a long story short, the Yankees have a 90-year winning streak going against the Giants in postseason series.

    It would be good to put a stop to that, but at the moment it doesn’t look like this year the opportunity will arise.

  8. deadrabbit79 - Oct 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    The Tigers are you the Yankees “El Guapo”

  9. bigyankeemike - Oct 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    This whole post makes no sense, unless I am having a brain fart and am reading it differently.

    Right away I’m thinking about the 1977-1978 Yankees, who beat the Dodgers in back-to-back World Series.

    • sophiethegreatdane - Oct 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

      I’m voting “brain fart”.

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