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Who are you rooting for - Tigers or Twins?


Who do you want to win the playoff game  

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  1. 1. Who do you want to win the playoff game

    • Tigers - the city of Detroit needs it
    • Twins - love to see the big comeback

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Rodney doing the Flat Breezy here in his third inning of relief.

Edit. Not really. George was stellar.

Yeah, a poor imitation of the Brim Reaper.

I feel bad for the "winner" now they get to go to Yankee Stadium :eektf:

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What a classic. I was just telling my friend who I was watching the game with how much I can't wait to see the Orioles play a meaningful game again. A game like this reminds me of everything that's great about baseball. What a game.

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They were making fun of Kruk mercilessly at BP recently for saying this very thing.

When you are smart and do things fundamentally correct, you are in most games and always have a chance to win.

These guys are so well coached and so smart and do all the little things right.

I would rather have Gardenhire than any pitcher or bat that we could add to the Orioles.

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