I wonder what those dudes locked in the MLB FanCave did on Thursday?
After having watched 2,429 regular season ballgames...do you think they just sat, with the televisions off, and got shitfaced?
Game 1 tonight: Tigers vs Yankees at 8:37 PM.
Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia. That's a bad-ass matchup! But, there are several in this series. How about the closers - Jose Valverde, who led the majors with 49 saves, against Mariano Rivera - the greatest closer of all time? How about Curtis Granderson trying to eliminate his former teammates?
I'm looking for Cabrera, Martinez, Peralta and Avila to out-slug Granderson, Cano, Jeter and Martin.
Both teams have gimpy 3rd base issues. Wilson Betemit is operating on a sore knee. A-Rod has a tender knee and a bad thumb.
Both bullpens are pretty evenly matched.
Even though the Tigers are on a roll - they went 20-6 in September and won the AL Central by 15 games over the Tribe - most of the experts are picking the Yankees in 4 games.
I know I'm biased, but I'm taking the Tigers in 5.
My picks for ALDS series heroes: Doug Fister, Victor Martinez & Delmon Young.