World Series Preview

by Cleveland Frowns on October 24, 2012

It’s the Detroit Tigers against the San Francisco Giants, and for the 20th consecutive World Series since the Cincinnati Reds won in 1990, a team from a media market (TV contract/revenue base) that’s bigger than Cleveland’s will be Major League Baseball’s champion.

This year’s championship series pits the 6th largest media market and 8th highest MLB payroll (Giants, $117M+) against the 11th largest market and 5th highest payroll (Tigers, $132M+).

Baseball is great. Major League Baseball is the worst.

Anyway, go Giants beat Detroit.

  • Chris P.

    If you were born in the 1968-1980 range and the tigers aren’t your least favorite team ever, then you’re beyond hope.

    Back when the Indians didn’t compete on a more level playing field, this team would smash our balls in on a regular basis with players who would crush our souls regularly. Jackballs like Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, Jack Morris, Willie Hernandez, Chet Lemon, Lance Parrish, Kirk Gibson, Dan Petrie, Darrell Evans… ugh…

    This team used to pound us relentlessly and often.

    They are everything we despise in a team, and now they symbolize all that is bad about baseball. Buying every piece you need, no defense, no regualr season, one lucky post season stretch.

    The Detroit Tigers are everything that is bad about baseball. There’s plenty wrong with the Giants, but it’s no comparison, especially if you live in Cleveland.

    Go Giants,

    • ClevelandFrowns

      I will just add that to make matters worse, Darrell Evans did a good part of this damage while looking like a septuagenarian Skeletor. My nightmares are bad, but I thank my lucky stars that I don’t have Rich Yett’s and Ken Schrom’s.

      • Chris P.


        • ClevelandFrowns

          This game is GLORIOUS.

          • Chris P.

            I’d plant a giant wet one on Pedro Sandoval except I think Mitt Romney would disapprove.

          • Chris P.

            LOVE IT!

            I mean the Giants haven’t swept a world series since little red sambo was little brown sambo.

            Like a slice of wahoo curse justice, reminding you that if we repent we shall be forgiven.

            that’s not the christian way, it’s the sweet feathery jesus way.

    • actovegin1armstrong

      Chris P,
      I remember the Willie Horton slugfest.
      Go Giants!

      • Chris P.

        poor willie horton the baseball player after 1988.

        that dull blank stare picture of josh mandel reminds me of the dukakis tank picture in 88.

  • trashycamaro

    Dude don’t hate on the Tigers. They are the first beer league softball team to play in the World Series. (OK, that’s probably not true, but you have to love the lack of athleticism and cigarettes smoked in the dugout/clubhouse per player ratio as reminiscent of beer league teams).

    • ClevelandFrowns

      If anyone got paid 7-8 figures to play beer league softball I might be able to start to hear this, but even still I don’t think it solves any of our Detroit problems.

  • Mike Stein

    I can’t believe the Tigers are in the World Series. None of the thousands of people who stayed away from Progressive Field in May and June while the Indians were pretending to be competitive thought anything like this was remotely possible.

    • ClevelandFrowns

      WHAT IF?

  • Petefranklin

    I hope they win it so cheap ass Dolan can get a clue. Spend to contend! Its not my money, why should I care about how high a payroll my team has.

  • munasrevenge

    Maybe it’s being in close proximity up here in Toledo, but Tigers fans are also one of the most annoying fan bases I’ve ever come across. Although I am looking forward to massive infield errors costing them the World Series (and Prince Fielder continuing to expand and starting to turn blue and being rushed to the juicing room.)

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