First off I owe you all an apology. I've dropped off the face of the blogging world. Believe me this wasn't by choice, but I unfortunately decided to study for the LSAT which will reach its conclusion tomorrow morning. This meant that it ate up all available free time that wasn't spent on work or school. So, everyone that I've got a trade pending with (Jeff, Dustin, Cardboard Mistress) after tomorrow I'll have much more free time to get some cards together to send you way.
Speaking of trades I've got quite a few to highlight, as well as what I picked up at the most recent card show. I finally got a scanner so no more iPhone pics!
Now on to the state of the Tigers. They finally made it! Like legitimately won, no wild card race for us. It's nice to see all of the huge and long contracts finally work out. Cabby leads the league in batting average and JV I'm convinced is a robot. I can't wait to see how he does tonight, but I'm more looking forward to Fister who has been amazing since he left Seattle. I don't want to bad mouth my home team or anything, but imagine if the Mariners were actually able to get more than 1 or 2 runs on the board in any given game. Fister could easily have been a 18 game winner. Instead we snagged him, and it looks like he'll make an awesome 1-2 punch next season.
Now onto the rest of the rotation. Porcello and Scherzer just aren't doing it for me this year. I want so bad to enjoy watching them, but they make me cringe every time they walk a batter. At least they're not like a high school pitching machine aka Brad Penny. Oh and incase you didn't hear he made the play off team. Why? I couldn't tell you. Maybe it's Leyland's strategy to let the opposing team score 6 runs by the 4th so we can claw our way back.
Finally, big congrats to the Rays. I'm looking forward to seeing Damon in the post season again.