It's time for the American League Championship Series. My team, the Boston Red Sox, are playing the Tigers of Detroit.
Normally, I wouldn't give a pair of red socks much chance against a gang of ferocious felines, but I'm willing to entertain wagers from my fellow bloggers who happen to be fans of the tiggers. Anyone up for a bet?
(MY WIFE and I used to like to imagine who would win for real in a sporting match between teams actually made up of what they liked to call themselves. It was always a good argument when it was the Jaguars versus the Panthers. On the other hand, it was pretty easy when it was, say, the Detroit Lions against the Indianapolis Colts. When was the last time you heard of a lion getting his ass kicked by a horse? We gave it up for two reasons...
1 - In real life, the Lions were getting beat down by just about everybody, even teams with wimpy mascots like the Cardinals.
2 - We came to the theological conclusion that nobody would ever beat the Saints.)
Anyway, the Tigers are a good team. They probably have the best pitcher in baseball in Justin Verlander. But I still like my Sox.
This year's edition of the Red Sox are a fun bunch. The team motto has been "Blood, Sweat & Beards". This is because the entire team has been growing beards since sometime back in May. When someone does something good, his teammates tug on his beard rather than shaking his hand.
In addition, fans have taken to wearing false beards to games, especially women and children.
If you can't tell who's who under all the hair, just use the following chart to identify your favorite players.
So, any Tiger fans up for a bet? Propose your terms below and we'll get something together; I guarantee it.
Soon, with more bettor stuff.