Posted by Bob Biscigliano in Detroit Tigers
The Tigers were hoping they'd be using their $30,000 four-woods and playing some golf today at some sunny resort at Myrtle Beach. Instead, they have to wait out a rain delay in Chicago to try and play spoiler for the Minnesota Twins. If the Tigers win, the Twins will win the division and do not have to travel to Chicago to play the 'AL Central Division title game' tomorrow night. This is definitely a position the Tigers wish they weren't in, but think about Chuck Hernandez and Jeff Jones. They have to sit in the dugout/clubby with a team that already fired them, not only for the entire game, but now for an extended rain delay. Can you imagine the painful constrained conversations around those two? In addition to that, I hate awkward second good-byes.
I guess golf tomorrow will feel so much better knowing that you prevented A.J. Pierzynski the chance from playing in the post season.