Monday, April 07, 2008

The Sins of the Winless

Ok, so as it turned out, I was not the needed 'good luck' charm to help the Detroit Tigers end their - now six game - winless streak, when they played against the Chicago White Sox last night. Or maybe it was a no-luck combination of me, my daughter and two of her friends who went together. Or maybe it was the fact the White Sox played an exceptional game. Or maybe it was the fact the Tiger's did not play such an exceptional game. Or maybe the Tiger's are still acclimating and will soon get into a winning groove that will bring them up to first-place which is where they belong. Or maybe the seventh time will be the charm. Or maybe or maybe or maybe.

"Let's Go Tigers!"

I wonder about the 'fans' who are fortunate enough, wealthy enough, connected enough to sit in some of the best seats in the park . . . like the seat I was lucky enough to sit in last night . . . I wonder about those very quiet, dignified "fans." Some were busy doing late-night business deals and introductions while their teenage daughters were getting up and down and up and down to walk around and shop for candy, peanuts, coke and pizza all while text messaging every one of their friends. Some looked bored. Some very proper. Some looked like they were there because they were important enough to sit in those great seats. Some looked like had they had a remote control they would have surfed the channels. Yes, some were Sox fans. Some were jeering, booing fools, while some others, whose lives may have been on the line depending on the outcome, were just plan crabby. And then there was me and my gang. We were there to cheer on and support our team - The TIGERS - and we were cheering them on. YEAH!
oh, was that too loud? Come on people! Support our team! It's not like we're asking you to paint letters on your bare chests! The game was televised on ESPN and my sister and some friends informed me that we on on TV - good thing I did not eat any ice-cream - a little Seinfeld humor; George Costanza style.


the walking man said...

OK Lindy I am going to admit this to you and only here.

The reason I was in a car wreck on 4/2/07, opening day last year, was because the fool that put me where I am was in a great hurry to get to the pre-game parties on opening day. He was on his phone not paying attention.

After he called EMS for me, he called his buddies back and told them he was going to be a LITTLE late because he had just been in a SMALL fender bender.

So in a back handed way I do blame the Tigers and everything that was going on down there that day and this year whenever I think of them I think of Tram's seasons as coach.

Now I know it's one against many, in the support stats...but shit when my hell ends theirs can end as well.

GO Health!



Michelle's Spell said...

Love the pictures! As for the season, I don't know what the hell is going to happen. I'm counting on the Pistons at this point. :)

Anonymous said...

There will be a plague of winlessness upon the Tigers until the injustice in city government is removed.--Delphic Oracle

Erik Donald France said...

Awesome shots and Tiger musings. Who says one can't choose the Lady *and* the Tigers?

Hope they have a happier season soon . . . and yes, may Kwame go away soon.

Funny about the various fans and anti-fans ;)