Thursday, April 10, 2008

First win of 2008

Well, it took eight games for the Tigers to get their first win. Those first seven games were not a pretty sight to watch, but last night's game was certainly more fun.

Apparently someone with a lot of time on their hands did some research and found that no team that started 0-7 had gotten their first win off the defending World Series champion. Also, according to these statistics, the odds for the Tigers making it to the World Series are pretty slim. Now I don't know about you, but April and October are separated by a lot of games, right now, 154 games. That's a lot of time to make up for losing the first seven games. Does anyone remember the last few months of the 2006 season? There were some stretches in there that caused some concern, but look where the Tigers ended up. I'm saying all of this to say that you shouldn't count the Tigers out yet. If this were early September and the Tigers were bordering .500, then I'd be a lot more concerned.

My prediction: the Tigers finish April with a 18-10 record.

Go Tigers!