A motivational speech for the Detroit Tigers
Id be remiss if I didnt mention Jades Fantasy Team Curse, as well. She stocked her team with Tigers, which had I known this last week, I wouldve picked the Cards in a sweep. When Jade puts a player on her fantasy playoffs roster, his performance goes in the toilet (see Zumaya, Joel).
Thanks a lot, Jade. I think you did this on purpose, just to make me look bad. Im not going to fret until after the Cardinals prove me wrong. I mean, if the Yankees can choke away a three game lead, so can the Cardinals. After all, the Cardinals have the best choking coach in history on their bench, and Tony leads by example.
Its up to you, Jim Leyland. Smoke em if you got em, knock back a beer, harness your inner Walter Matthau (Ill accept Billy Bob Thornton, even), and turn those Bad News Bears of yours (from the beginning of the movie) into the Bad News Bears at the end of the movie, where they play well and dont make dumb mistakes and errors.
Let's go out there and win this one! Not for ourselves, or for our coach who is probably growing cancerous as we speak, or for our economically-depressed city, but for Ron!