OT- Who do you want Tigers to play? Giants or Cards

Submitted by ATLalumni on October 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I firmly believe that God is a Cards fan.  Therefore i want nothing to do with them.  Plus, I salivate at the thought of our pitching vs. the Giants hitters.  Yes please!!

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mGrowOld

October 22nd, 2012 at 12:08 PM ^

Giants.  For three reasons:

1. SF as a city > St. Louis and would give the Series more panache

2. We're undefeated in Series against California teams - against the Cardinals we're only 1-2

3. While I think the Tigers are better than both teams I like our chances better against the Giants.

Neither team seems to know how lose a series though so tonight should be quite a game.  Between the debate, the Lions and the NLCS my remote is going to get a work-out!

DK81

October 22nd, 2012 at 12:51 PM ^

Don't care. Just want to see our pitching staff again. Is it me or does after watching baseball everyday almost for 162 days minus the allstar break,  5 days off feels like a lifetime.

MikeCohodes

October 22nd, 2012 at 12:51 PM ^

then go with the Cardinals.  You'll have the Cubs' and White Sox's biggest rivals playing each other (again) for a title that most Chicagoans have given up on ever seeing again.  

As a Chicagoan, I'm pulling for the Giants to make it, but honestly I stopped caring about this baseball season months ago.

WMUgoblue

October 22nd, 2012 at 12:55 PM ^

The team with more right handed pitchers/hitters. Although I think the Tigers match up a little bit better against the Cardinals than they do the Giants, regardless both teams won't have their aces' on the mound Wednesday night.

PS- Make sure to have batteries in your remote for Saturday night, the Tigers and Michigan play at the same time......FU!

dcmaizeandblue

October 22nd, 2012 at 1:00 PM ^

I'd prefer the Cardinals also. As a moderate baseball fan, the Tigers are my first team but with my wife being from St. Louis the Cardinals are my second so I'd be happy either way then, though I'd definitely be more happy to have the Tigers win.

Been to both parks a few times and both are great places to see a game, fans also very good on both sides in my experience.

turtleboy

October 22nd, 2012 at 1:20 PM ^

Seems oddly familiar. Tearing through the playoffs in short order, rolling the Yankees, then sitting around for a week waiting for the other guys to play the full 7 before facing the Cardinals. That said we can beat either team so it doesn't matter. Can we play them both? I want to beat them both.

Dago999

October 22nd, 2012 at 1:36 PM ^

Mike Matheny played baseball at Michigan for Bill Freehan.  Go Tigers, but I also want to see Matheny make it to the World Series and make UM baseball proud.

LSAClassOf2000

October 22nd, 2012 at 1:50 PM ^

I would have to go with the Cardinals for a few reasons. Not only would I like to have a do-over for 2006 with a more favorable result, of course, but taking a cursory look at how the numbers have been trending, at least in the NLCS, the Cardinals would definitely present the more exiciting potential pitching matchups (Giants team ERA in the NLCS is almost double that of the Cardinals), not to mention that, at least statistically, St. Louis has a slightly less dangerous lineup than San Fransisco (at last calculation, the Giants were around .240 for a batting average, whereas the Cardinals were near .220 - the figures are at home and it was 1 AM, after all).

 

bronxblue

October 22nd, 2012 at 2:02 PM ^

These Cards pull wins out of their butts all year; give me the Giants and their incredibly-mediocre offense (thanks fantasy sports!) and shakey pitching staff.

Wolverine 73

October 22nd, 2012 at 2:04 PM ^

It would drive the national media nuts to have another all-midwestern WS.  Plus, I have always felt the Cards have among the coolest uniforms in baseball, and St. Louis is a true baseball town.

French West Indian

October 22nd, 2012 at 2:16 PM ^

The combination of Detroit's bullpen and the tenacity of the Cardinals in the late innings is pretty terrifying.  It would, however, be pretty sweet to beat them in revenge of 2006.  Of course, that also makes losing to the Cardinals even more unbearable.

San Fran seems like a more exotic matchup and if I were the travelling type it would definitely be fun from a roadtrip perspective.

Honestly, I don't know who I would rather see the Tigers play.  Thankfully, the Tigers are there regardless of who it is.  I'm just hoping for a good series and by good series, I mean a Tigers 4 game sweep.  I can easily live without the drama.

JamieH

October 22nd, 2012 at 2:55 PM ^

I think the Giants offense is mediocre and is more likely to be shut down by the Tiger's pitching staff.  I'd rather take our chances in what is sure to be a pitching duel with the Giants.

Then again, if you assume the Tigers can shut ANYONE's bats down, then the Tigers are more likely to score runs on the Cardinals. 

 

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

October 22nd, 2012 at 3:39 PM ^

Don't care.  They both have solid pitching staffs.  The offenses are about equal.  Cardinals would be cool because it'd be the fourth Tigers-Cards series, and Midwestern WSes are always nice so that we don't have to deal with the media's coastal bias.  Giants would be cool because they're an "original 16" team that the Tigers have never played in the Series.  The Cardinals have cooler home uniforms, the Giants have better road uniforms.  Both will look really stupid missing a Justin Verlander curve by eight inches.  I'm not picky.  I just want tonight's game to go 30 innings.

UM2018

October 22nd, 2012 at 4:59 PM ^

gotta say cardinals. Even if the cardinals win tonight, they won't have that much momentum going into the world series. If the giants win, their fans will be fired up and inspiried from the unlikely comebacks in both the divisional and national league series. Plus the cardinals are closer to our time zone so the away games won't be on quite as late.

ckersh74

October 22nd, 2012 at 6:41 PM ^

I want no part of Cain/Lincecum/Vogelsong in a short series, even if Lincecum isn't right physically. Sooner or later it's got to strike midnight on the Cardinals. 

Cardinals, please.