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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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THE NEUROTIC TIGER: BETRAYED!

In the aftermath of the Tigers’ 10-1 drubbing at the hands of the mighty New York Yankees, I invoke the sour image of one Alfred Manuel “Billy” Martin, former manager of the Tigers, Twins, A’s, Rangers, and the God damn … Continue reading

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THE NEUROTIC TIGER: NO END TO THE WORRIES

At the start of the American League Division Series, your writer was about halfway through his 43rd year. At the close of the Tigers postseason, whether the first round ends tonight or they suffer defeat in Gotham tomorrow, I figure … Continue reading

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THE NEUROTIC TIGER: THE PERILS OF TECHNOLOGY

Let’s be honest here, shall we? Major League Baseball doesn’t give a flying handshake for the people who don’t have cable television. If you have failed in this most American endeavor, as I have, then you’re screwed in the postseason. … Continue reading

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