Monday, September 11, 2006

Two Detroits

Congratulations to the Detroit Shock, champions of the WNBA. They were behind 1-0 and 2-1 in the 5-game series with Sacramento, but wouldn't say die. It's nice to know that when a women's team wins in Motown, no one burns anything down.

On the other hand, the Detroit Tigers, top club in major league baseball for most of the season, has been slumping for weeks. There are less than twenty games left, but at this rate, it's questionable they can hold on to their division lead. And since they have two teams beathing down their neck, the wild card slot is no guarantee either.

If you'd told me a year ago the Tigers would be in first at this late date, I would have celebrated. I'd have been happy for them to be over .500. But after a whole season on top, they better make the playoffs.


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