Friday, October 13, 2006

Hooray for the old guys.

Last night, 40-year-old future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine shut down Albert Pujols and the Cardinals. He went 7 shutout innings, giving up only 4 hits. Not to be outdone, the Tigers 41-year-old Kenny Rogers shut out the A's for 7 and 1/3 innings as Detroit took a 3-0 lead in the ALCS.

It's always nice to see guys who were born in the same decade I was do well. There aren't many players left who are older than I am, although as long as Julio Franco is around, I'm still allowed to feel like a kid. I was a senior in high school when Franco made his major league debut.

Here's a semi-interesting fact: assuming the Tigers don't pull an '04 Yankees, this will be the 5th consecutive year that a wild card team has made it to the World Series. You had the Astros last year, the Red Sox in 2004, the Marlins in 2003 and the Angels in 2002. The last Series featuring only division winners was in 2001, between the Yankees and the Diamondbacks.



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