During the near record-breaking 2003 Tigers season, I was fascinated how a team with such tradition and history could simply be so bad (any questions I was left with were answered by the 0-16 Lions). I wondered what it would be like to live in a city with a winning baseball team. A whole season of meaningful games? Simply mind blowing. Six years, dozens of rosters changes, and one world series appearance later, the Tigers are in contention for their first Central Division Title. Let us not forget the Randy Smith era and the multiple 100-loss seasons when we complain about the division lead slipping away or the anaemic offense. Four short years ago, the city of Detroit would have killed for a winning baseball team. Year in and year out, the Tigers would be essentially out of playoff ...
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