We know, as Cardinals fans, our occasional gripes and complaints can fall on deaf ears and perhaps even sound like whining, and the Detroit Tigers are Exhibit A as to why. We cannot possibly imagine how exciting having the Tigers in the ALCS must be. (And no offense to A's fans; we know you're in rarified air yourselves.)
Since the Tigers last were in the playoffs, in 1987, they've lost 100-plus games four times, 90-plus games nine times and finished with a winning record three times, counting this year. And tonight, they're in the ALCS. So Tigers fans have earned it.
So yeah: The League Championship Series are here. Games every night until after midnight, and sometimes even later. As unproductive as we typically are during the month of October, we still missed it.
ALCS Preview [Baseball Musings]