Monday, October 29, 2012

Winning when you lose

Our Detroit Tigers didn't become World Series Champions last night.  In my opinion, they barely showed up for the four game sweep by the San Fran Giants.

But even when in defeat, they're still champs.  After-the-game locker room interviews showed us a defeated time that was full of praise for the skills of their rivals. No sour grapes or bad karma.

They have plenty to be happy about, consider only two teams get to play in the World Series.  Getting to "the game" is an accomplishment in itself, as is the ALCS Championship Title.

Tiger fans can celebrate the winning feat of Miguel Cabrera becoming a triple crown winner this season. He is the first triple crown winner in 45 years for leading the AL with a .330 batting average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. Not since Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox in 1967 had any one player swept those categories.

It's said that it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.  The game-winners never say that because it's really more words of comfort.  But they are true, nonetheless. The Tigers played with all they had, it just wasn't enough.

All Tiger fans are winners as we can finally get to bed at a decent time. At least for the next 155 days when we reach April 1, 2013 -- baseball's opening day.

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