There are moments when I wish I could sit down and have a beer with Ozzie Guillen and moments when I can't even watch a team he's managing on TV.
I'm sure casual fans who love rooting for the little guy think this topsy-turvy scenario in which a bunch of big payroll teams miss the MLB playoffs is great. But it's not. If you don't have a Goliath, you don't have a David.
The Tigers' high-priced free-agent signing of Prince Fielder stands in sharp contrast with struggling Detroit's city finances.
Detroit fans are again saying, "Bless you boys." They have reason to smile. Are they talking about the Tigers? The Lions? Could they dare hope for playoffs from both? Monday night will be telling.
With Justin Verlander's dominance in five of the past six seasons, Detroit not only has a new local legend to adore but the face of Major League Baseball.