In Detroit, October is the time to ‘Believe’
For the first time since the 1934 and 1935 seasons, the Detroit Tigers have clinched consecutive appearances in Major League Baseball’s playoffs. This marks the 14th time the Tigers have participated in baseball’s playoffs, and we all hope this year’s team can bring home the fifth World Series Championship in franchise history.
To see how we feel about the Tigers’ chances during this postseason, you only need to drive by our billboard on I-375 and East Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. Here are just a few reasons we believe in the Tigers this postseason:
- Miguel Cabrera had one of the best offensive seasons in the history of baseball, en route to becoming the first Triple Crown winner in baseball since 1967.
- In a short series, quality starting pitching is paramount and few teams can match up with the Tigers rotation. With reigning Cy Young and Most Valuable Player award winner Justin Verlander leading the staff, opposing teams will have a tough time scoring many runs.
- Fan support. Say what you want to, ball players are affected by the roar of the crowd and at Comerica Park, Tigers fans turn out in droves. 2012 is only the third time in club history the team has drawn more than 3 million fans through the turnstiles. And when we can’t be at the game in person, Tigers fans have been tuning in too, leading baseball in average local TV ratings this season.