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Omitting Statistics To Make Your Case ~ GUI Special

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Posted on October 3, 2012 AT 02:42pm

Yesterday I had posted an article in regards to the differences between Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera for the race for the American League MVP. Quite an interesting statistic is that if Miguel Cabrera does win the Triple Crown, he will join the likes of Ted Williams (1947), Lou Gehrig (1934), and Chuck Klien (1933) to win the Triple Crown but lose the Most Valuable Player award.

Yesterday, Michael Hurley of CBS Boston posted an article HERE discussing his sour grapes about the Boston Red Sox, who although will have a better record than the Detroit Tigers, feel it is unfair that the Tigers not only are in the playoffs, but will not be in the wild card playoff game and automatically in the ALDS.

That aspect of Bud Selig’s grand master plan was on full display in Kansas City, where the Detroit Tigers were busy clinching the AL Central, or as it’s known in intelligent circles, the most pathetic division in baseball.

While Michael Hurley discusses how terrible the American League Central is (let’s face it, every AL East and AL West team has a winning record against them except Seattle), he omits many facts that of course he wouldn’t want to admit in the first place. The record against Boston this year was 5-5 (3-0 at home, 2-5 in Boston), against Baltimore they were 3-3 (1-2 at home, 2-1 in Baltimore), against the Yankees they were 4-6 (3-4 at home, 1-2 in New York), and against Tampa Bay 5-2 (3-1 at home, 2-1 in Tampa). When you add their record against Toronto, they were a cool 21-18.

While the Tigers were under performing, everything is wiped for the playoffs. They have the best 1-2-3 in pitching between 2011 MVP/Cy Young (and 2012 Strike Out King) Justin Verlander, 2012 Strike out/Inning Champion Max Scherzer and Doug Fister. Add that to a very scary 1-5 in Austin Jackson, Andy Dirks, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Delmon Young, the team has had it’s highs and lows, but again, once the season is over, the record doesn’t matter.

Like what I say? Hate what I say? Doesn’t matter to me, I’m a die hard Detroit Sports Fan, and have heard nearly every Detroit Lions joke, so don’t even bother.

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