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    Thanks so much everyone for such a great season. Like many others I started out strong, threw in the towel in disgust
    later in the season, climbed back aboard, and was finally disappointed by the sweep. It's a long season, isn't it? Like
    living the ups and downs of an entire life in compressed form.

    Guess I learned once again that it is good to see this sports team as icing on the cake, but not something to rely upon.
    You'd think I had learned that by now but I seem to have to reacquaint myself with that truth every year. Sigh...

    Thanks to all who participated! You are among the best sports fans and people anywhere. See you next year!





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    Wait, you're not a woman?

    You are a classy individual, Bert. Thanks for all your work!!
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    Glad to have been along for the ride, even if it was bumpy at times and didn't end the way we wanted it to. Thanks for all the great threads, photos, and posts, Bert.
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    Thanks for everything you've done Bert, you rock. But you already knew that didn't you.

    Enjoy the offseason brother - while you do deserve the break, we all expect you to be 100% ready for Spring Training.
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    Thanks to you for almost 8 months worth of game threads!
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    Well, game 4 was actually a pretty good game, despite the Tigers losing...thats how a World Series game should be. Low (but some) scoring, good pitching, good defense, cold weather, and a loud crowd. Unfortunately, it was the first game the Tigers decided to show up in since they swept the ALCS. Very happy this storied franchise got its 11th pennant, but also very disappointed in the WS. I expect good things in 2013, and am near certain the Tigers will again make the playoffs. Dont necessarily think they will have the best record in baseball (which as we see year-in and year-out means nothing in October), but playoffs, hell yes! Will also be a breath of fresh air to see Martinez again, and also will be interesting to see what deals are made this winter.

    Bring on snow!

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    Thanks for all your hard work to make this place great, Bert and mods.
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    NOTE TO ALL: MotownWebGuy has said IdahoBert has not yet been signed for the 2013 season but wants him back. Bert is a "no comment" as of today.

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    Thanks all. I got lazy and tired this year and I just started a new job today that may make it still more challenging for me to do game threads, but I will try.

    This really is a special place on the internet. It's a privilege to be associated with most of you.

    EDIT: By the way, no one busted me over the misspelling in the title line. Get on the ball people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoBert View Post

    EDIT: By the way, no one busted me over the misspelling in the title line. Get on the ball people.
    I noticed it (seasom), but after nearly 200 you're allowed one mistake. Just don't let it happen again.
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    I decided yesterday afternoon that if IdahoBert didn't step up in the clutch and produce 3 more game threads this week then I'd consider his season to be a total failure. At least we get his services for Internet minimum pay though.

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    A wild ride indeed, but we had many nearly sane Morons to help each other through it.
    Wait 'till next year, ya knuckleheads !! :-)
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    It is so strange having nothing to do on the board. I might have to do something productive for a change.
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    Thanks for a great year of classy and somehow off-kilter humanity Bert...it just hit me how bummed I am that baseball's over now...gads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordstanley View Post
    I decided yesterday afternoon that if IdahoBert didn't step up in the clutch and produce 3 more game threads this week then I'd consider his season to be a total failure. At least we get his services for Internet minimum pay though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigers84roar06 View Post
    Well, game 4 was actually a pretty good game, despite the Tigers losing...thats how a World Series game should be. Low (but some) scoring, good pitching, good defense, cold weather, and a loud crowd. Unfortunately, it was the first game the Tigers decided to show up in since they swept the ALCS. Very happy this storied franchise got its 11th pennant, but also very disappointed in the WS. I expect good things in 2013, and am near certain the Tigers will again make the playoffs. Dont necessarily think they will have the best record in baseball (which as we see year-in and year-out means nothing in October), but playoffs, hell yes! Will also be a breath of fresh air to see Martinez again, and also will be interesting to see what deals are made this winter.

    Bring on snow!

    I will be wearing my 2012 AL CHAMPS shirt proudly next year, but how about we add a 2013 WORLD CHAMPS to the collection? ;)


    Honestly, I don't think it was so much a matter of the Tigers not showing up in the series. If you look at it ... they had some very hard hit balls
    throughout..... that just found their way into a glove. I think it was more a defensive mismatch in favour of the Giants. Of course, I've got
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    Shame politics are also ending Bert......the way you could spin hope into a post always gave us hope for better results. Could have been your second calling. We still had a great season and your enhancements made it even more memorable mixing the past with the present.
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    Thanks Bert for all you do. Although I don't post often here I do notice and admire your contributions to this message board. Without you this site wouldn't be the same.

    Also a big thanks to the Tigers for their constant efforts to bring us a winner. For certain, you can't say that about too many teams in baseball. It was a wild and sometime frustrating season but in the end we were one of two teams left standing. What a season.....!!

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    Thanks Rogers and 68Tiger. I am grateful people notice and care about what I do here.
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