Category Archives: The Noble Sport: Baseball

THE NEUROTIC TIGER: IT’S GONNA TAKE A LONG TIME…

Eleven days ago, as I watched the Detroit Tigers throw away game six of the ALCS, and with it the American League pennant which once they flew, I couldn’t help but reflect on the strange irony of the Tigers’ success. … Continue reading

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THE NEUROTIC TIGER: REALITY BITES

That’s it, the season’s over. The art of fiction is alive again.┬áInvention has wrestled itself free from reality. And now the totally banal, the most obviously mundane, is all that is plausible. Imagination will be our only escape from crushing … Continue reading

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THE NEUROTIC TIGER: LIKE PEE WEE, TEXAS BOUND

Honestly, I don’t have a God damn thing to add to yesterday’s incredible, kind-of come-from-behind victory (they were down 1-0 early on) the Detroit Tigers managed to pull off in their last game in Michigan in the ALCS. Except this: … Continue reading

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THE NEUROTIC TIGER: A FISTER FULL OF DOLLARS*

In the immortal words of old-tyme Tigers manager Hughie Jennings: EEYAH! Despite the fact that my heart has been given perhaps too much of a workout, this was one hell, one freaking hell, of a great baseball game. 3-2 Tigers … Continue reading

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