Fungoes

Sweeping Away Bad Karma in Chicago

I don’t care what the standings say, a sweep of the White Sox is delicious in any flavor. When that sweep comes at a time of the year when Chicago is clinging for dear life to their playoff hopes, does it get any better?

No. It does not.

Though the Tigers were eliminated from the postseason on Saturday, the White Sox had something to play for, though by the way they performed they might not have realized it. Which, at least for me, means that the Tigers can absolutely go into the 2011 season without whatever juju the Sox have over them.

This season, for the first time since 2004, the Tigers have a winning record against the White Sox. And that’s no small accomplishment; they have owned the Tigers for what seems like an eternity.

  • 2010: 10-8
  • 2009: 9-9
  • 2008: 6-12
  • 2007: 7-11
  • 2006: 7-12
  • 2005: 5-14
  • 2004: 11-8
  • 2003: 8-11
  • 2002: 7-12
  • 2001: 6-13
  • 2000: 3-9
  • Overall Record: 79-119

Have the Tigers over the past two seasons begun to turn the tide? Methinks yes.

P.S. Thirty years ago last Sunday, Al Kaline became the first player in Tigers history to have his uniform number — #6 — retired.

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