I was born in Detroit and raised up in the Detroit area. I was there when the Tigers won the World Series in 1968 and in 1984. I have been a Tiger fan since I was 5 years old. I now live in Lakeland, Florida which is the winter home and houses the spring training facilities of the Tigers and is the home of the Lakeland Flying Tigers minor league team. And, the Tigers have quite a following in this part of Florida.
However, because I believe in local team loyality, I am also a dedicated Tampa Bay Rays fan. The Tigers have become my 2nd choice. Since the Rays did not do it this year, I am sure hoping the Tigers can finish off the red sox. I'm sorry if I step on anyone's toes, but the two teams I hate and despise the most are the Yankees and the red sox. I guess I have a lot in common with the Yankee fans in that I really really hate the red sox. In fact, when watching the playoff games, when the red sox are batting, I change the channel to something else for a while until the Tigers (or Rays) come back up to bat. Anyway....
GO DETROIT TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!