Well, it has been made official.
The Detroit Tigers easily took down the New York Yankees 8-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS to advance to the World Series.
In Thursday afternoon’s makeup for the rain out on Wednesday evening, the Yankees looked as if they didn’t care whether they won or lost. It was a different type of Yankee team than Red Sox fans are used to seeing.It looked as if they lost the will to play and their hearts did not want to win another World Series this year.
This year’s Yankees scored the second-most runs in all of baseball. The weird thing is, they scored only six runs in the four games against the Tigers. It was atrocious for the stars of the organization, including Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and even Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher had no real pop in the middle of the order.
Yes, the Boston Red Sox finished dead last in the AL East, but this is probably the worst collapse in recent memory for the Yankees (besides the 2004 defeat at the hands of the Red Sox). It feels great to see them get swept, but will it hurt baseballs ratings come the World Series?
The fans who saw the 2006 World Series will remember how the Tigers’ pitchers had multiple errors to help the Cardinals win their tenth championship. That could be an interesting rematch seeing as the Tigers would want revenge and the Cardinals would be looking to repeat.
The best matchup for ratings and chances of pitchers’ duels would be the San Francisco Giants. Seeing Matt Cain and Justin Verlander faceoff would be a great sight to see, specially if both pitchers are on the money. If Tim Lincecum can rebound as a starter, then he would get the Game 2 nod against Max Scherzer.
Whatever the two teams may be, the World Series will be at the top of my list when it comes to what is on the television.