illustration by Samara Pearlstein
Justin Verlander is an ace.
That’s all I got right now.
(Off to the Cape this weekend, so no Tigers baseball for me– but when I get back Sunday night/Monday morning, I will have extra goodies for you, the RotT readin’ folk. Prepare yourselves.)
Ugh. I would marry that drawing if I could. (You know Verlander is my official Hetero ManCrush, of course.)
I love the drawing! So noble!
We all know how the Tigers are successful at home and not so much on the road. But how big is that difference?
The Tigers are 36-18 at home (.667)
The Tigers are 24-36 on the road (.400)
So, there is a difference of .267 in winning percentage. If the Tigers were two different teams, the road Tigers would be 15 games behind the home Tigers (in this scenario the road Tigers can be thought of as Kansas City, and the home Tigers can be thought of as….the Tigers).
That difference in winning percentage is a larger spread than the difference between ANY two MLB clubs except for one comparison.
The New York Yankees hold a .278 bulge over the Washington Nationals.
I don’t like watching the Nats when they leave Detroit.
That drawing is great – especially since JV did put his foot down and told the league he wasn’t messing around against the Red Sox.