Tigers starting pitchers have thrown 21 innings with 2 earned runs in the ALCS. That’s an 0.86 ERA, but yet they are down 2-1. While a bullpen meltdown was a factor, they have dug themselves a deeper hole by failing to hit. On a mission to win a World Series by any means necessary, Owner Mike Ilitch has an idea.
Thanks to a stunning display of pitching, and also thanks to Minnesota accepting our podcast bribe to throw their games (the bribe was an old Grady Sizemore jersey, a 6 pack of Founders Breakfast Stout, and carpenter jorts sized for Ron Gardenhire), Cleveland is going to the playoffs! Their 24 game improvement was impressive, and good enough to get to the next level, but we know Cleveland fans are hungry for a championship (and Melt). Before they can play for a championship, they have to participate in baseball’s newest time-honored tradition: the Wild Card Game. It will be a difficult task, but in the interest of divisional solidarity, I’m going to help out with some keys for the game.
Normal Nick and Aaron Wilson recorded the single legalest episode in Inverted W history and avoided being devoured by a mantis. Barely.
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Hey guys! Michigan Nick here, writing to you as Normal Nick (both because I have moved to Normal, IL and cause Minnesota Nick needs to learn his place), trying to provide podcast-quality content in a more visual format.
What kind of content? September call-up content! Like September call-ups, these articles will probably show up a lot less often then you’d think, be terrible, and never return in future seasons. I just hope no one asks me to intentionally walk Chris Getz. So without further ado, here are some September call-ups that might do some baseball things.
Jason and one of the shows 350,023 Nicks talk All-Division team and some other goodies.
Jason, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick and Aaron discuss the current goings on in the AL Central, including Jason Kipnis’ super powers and wish a tearful goodbye to Jeff Francoeur.
Jason and MN Nick were joined by Dan McCloskey (@_LeftField) and talked graphs, beer, and beer graphs.
A full cast including Royals Review’s Old Man Duggan, Tribe guru Aaron Wilson and the triumphant return of Minnesota Nick. We discuss a 6 man Tigers rotation, Dayton Moore’s incredible successes and can’t come to an agreement on a crappy player for the week.