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The Detroit Tigers are in the 2012 World Series after humbling the New York Yankees (favorite team of many 1%-ers, for sure).

However our politics may or may not align with our sporting fandoms, the symbolism of Detroit, which Mitt Romney famously wrote ought to be allowed to go bankrupt, beating down the Pride of New York in four straight (the #4 subway connects Wall Street station directly with Yankee Stadium !) is deliciously evocative of the struggles in the air in recent months between the 1%-ers and the rest of us.

I'm sure our friend Michael Moore is especially tickled by his Tigers' sweep of the Yankees.  But, beyond the orange dust bunny, there's more – and spookier – to be revealed about the politico-mythic significance of the coming conflict.

The last time the Tigers were in the World Series, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals.  That year, the incumbent Speaker of the House, one D. Hastert, lost his gavel in a Democratic Wave Year.  It was 2006.  We got Speaker Nancy, whom we sorely need back.  Go here to help with that

The last time the Tigers WON the World Series, an incumbent president, beloved of his supporters, mocked by his fiercest opponents, stumbled badly at the first presidential debate, only to make a resounding recovery in the second debate, on the way to a remarkable victory.  His name was R. W. Reagan (aka “the Republicans' Obama”).  The year was 1984.  The Tigers won big, and so can we. Go here to help with that

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    John DE, ActivistGuy, dougymi, lineatus

    "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson

    by penncove on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 03:43:03 PM PDT

  •  My Tigres don't get there very often (4+ / 0-)
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    penncove, dougymi, mideedah, lineatus

    Only been to the Series three times in my lifetime.  This will be #4.  Twice of those 3 it's been the Cards.  Looks like the Cards again.   With their track record and the accelerating decline of my health, this might be the last time around for me and my kitty-cats.  Not good to be playing the Cards, the team they've played most often in their history, not just my lifetime.

    History says the less often the Tigers have met a team in the Series, the better they are likely to do.

    The Tigers hold a rather dubious distinction in baseball history.  They are the only team ever to lose a World Series to the Chicago Cubs.  Not only that, they did it twice!  In consecutive years!

    Mickey Lolich didn't hit a home run in the entire 1968 regular season.  But he hit one in the World Series.

    His major league career lasted barely over a year, but I'll always hold that "The Bird" saved major-league baseball from decline into irrelevance.  

    Bush I really pissed me off by dragging the name Willie Horton through the mud.

    Fellow members of the Mayo Smith Society, I salute you.

    Tigers, Tigers, burning bright.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 04:35:22 PM PDT

  •  As an aside, I believe it is Denise Ilitch, the (1+ / 0-)
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    lineatus

    daughter of the Tigers' (and Red Wings') owner Mike Ilitch, who is a huge supporter of the President.  She held a fundraiser for him a few months ago.

    It's probably got nothin' to do with nothin', but maybe there's some karma there for my Tigers.

    I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio. -- Gerald R. Ford

    by mideedah on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 06:32:56 PM PDT

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