Tigers-Cardinals in the World Series. It's 1968 again. Beatles singing "Hey Jude." Vietnam War. Me nerding the halls of Driftwood Junior High.
Tigers-Cards '06? Found myself rooting for Detroit, an underdog even as early favorites -- considering they'd had 12 consecutive losing seasons coming in.
Tigers had tied it Sunday because Kenny Rogers (far left) shut out St. Lou on two hits. That was before Chris Carpenter (near left) pitched an equal gem Tuesday to blank Detroit. Now it was Redbirds in the catbird's seat.
Question: Why do you figure this was considered an unattractive World Series based on depressing TV ratings? Too Midwest regional?