The Detroit Tigers and The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Of 2009

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by Keith Shelton in MLB
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"Like I said at the beginning of the season, this division won't be decided until the very end." - Jim Leyland If you set out to underachieve, chances are, you will. Jim Leyland is a manager of a team that has a chance to win the AL Central Division with two games left to go in the season. They are one game up on their divisional rivals, the Minnesota Twins. This is a far cry from the team's respective positions at the beginning of September. Tigers fans are understandably worried and on the pessimistic side of things. The Tigers have played nothing short of awful baseball in the month of September to get to this position. Just one month ago, they had a decisive seven-game lead on the Twins and the division was all but theirs. Let's go back to March now. The Tigers had just come off a 2008 ...

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