After getting swept/embarrassed by the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, the Detroit Tigers somehow managed to come from ahead to lose the AL Central to the Twins on the last day of the season, earning them a trip to NYC to play the Yankees. I'm trying not to think about the fact that this is essentially an unwinnable series for such a young team (check the experts' predictions), instead focusing on the fact that no one (not even me) expected the Tigers to get anywhere near the playoffs this year. The series starts tonight in the Bronx, so if you can pry yourself away from Dancing With the Stars or Gilmore Girls or whatever to cheer against the hated Yankees, I'd appreciate it. We need all the help we can get. And for the record, as a former resident of both cities (Detroit and San Diego), I'm pulling for the highly improbable 1984 World Series rematch. Leave your predictions/condolences in the comments.
p.s. I know some of you hate girls and sports, so I'll (loosely) tie this in to indie-rock by pointing out that Fox is using The Walkmen classic "The Rat" in their promos for the Tigers-Yankees series. So there.
The Walkmen The Rat mp3
Spine Magazine has a track from the Clipse's upcoming album, Hell Hath No Fury. We can't wait for this one, and after being pushed back approximately 8 times, it should finally drop in December:
The Clipse On My Shit mp3