• The Tiger Days of August

    Posted by on March 26th, 2007 · Comments (4)

    August 16, 1981

    August 12, 1983

    Maybe I’m just letting a couple of bad game memories, like the ones above, cloud my mind with this one, but, back in the ’80’s, it seemed like Sparky Anderson had the Tigers flying high and sticking it to the Yankees whenever they had the chance.

    I’m starting to get a feeling that Jim Leyland’s current Tigers are going to be the same type of nemesis for the Yankees now.

    The Yankees play the Tigers eight times in twelve days this season – from August 16th through August 27th.

    Maybe, instead of the “Dog Days of August” making or breaking the Yankees this season, New York will have to deal with the “Tiger Days of August” this year?

    Comments on The Tiger Days of August

    1. MJ
      March 26th, 2007 | 1:21 pm

      Didn’t we crush the Tigers in the regular season last year? Of the 7(?) games the two teams played, the Yanks were going for the series sweep in both and lost on some cruddy luck and late-inning stuff going the other way.

      You’re going to tell me that the Yanks getting spanked in October changes the reality that the Yanks still have a better lineup than Detroit (outscored them 930-822 in ’06) and have a fairly deep bullpen. I have to believe that whatever happens in spring training means nothing. F the Tigers. They got every single break last year. I bet we beat the crap out of them again in 2007.

    2. March 26th, 2007 | 1:35 pm

      I dunno, I think the ’04 ALCS shows that, sometimes, when you let a guy come off the mat, it’s a mistake. Maybe the ’06 LDS makes the Tigers think that they can beat the Yankees now?

    3. Raf
      March 26th, 2007 | 3:05 pm

      Maybe the ’06 LDS makes the Tigers think that they can beat the Yankees now?
      Why wouldn’t they think they could beat the Yanks before the ’06 LDS?

    4. Raf
      March 26th, 2007 | 3:09 pm

      FWIW vs. the Tigers

      1981: 7-3
      1983: 8-5

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