Says the guy who said he hoped people will be posting later in the season when the team is awful because you know you will. That's one of the funnier things I read all week here. For you it's easy, you think everything is a disaster so when they lose you say i told you so and when they win you wave your towel. Good careful approach to life and sports there, it's pretty much a win/win for you isn't it? I've gotten used to it to be honest, after the 2007 season when people where just exploding in August and pointing fingers at a good and competitive team I realized that Detroit fans have been spoiled by the Red Wings and Pistons, and that many forgot about baseball for 15 years or so. Not all mind you, some great fans at this site and in real life were there in 1996 hanging their heads and then again in 2006 hanging their AL champion banners. And then there are the perpetually pessimistic, those fans seem to be more prevalent in the internet era or maybe they were always there and I never really noticed so many of them all along. At the end of the 2006 season when the Tigers blew the division a lot of people thought they were done, then realized after game 2 of the ALDS the team had a chance, then were euphoric when the Tigers won the AL. Those were great times, I flew back from Germany to take in game 6 and didn't see any Red Sox hats in the bars like I did when I lived in Detroit in 2003-2005. But then after they lost game 5 and I drove to the airport the Monday after disappointed I didn't see my first World Series game, but happy about what had happened...I heard a few fans call in and call the team "an embarrassment to the city" and a "joke" for the way they played. I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in my fellow fans, but I guess I was asking too much. Point is I spent years getting into July and then looking at what the team could do the following year and started to track prospects, watch players like Bonderman (my favorite player still), Justin Thompson, Devi Cruz, and Juan Encarnacion develop and made it fun. I looked forward to coming to Detroit and watching Bobby Higginson play, hoping I was lucky enough to have purchased tickets months prior that would fall on a day Jeff Weaver was pitching. To me if i would have concentrated on all the negatives I'd grow too far from the team, which I never let happen. Just my approach I suppose but I think its silly to throw out Jair Jurrjens every time the tigers lose a game. I don't throw out Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez (the SS), or throw out Andrew Miller's current WHIP when the Tigers win. It's juvenile IMO. Not saying you do that, just providing an example of some of the stuff people say that is unnecessary. We all know what good moves the Tigers made, what bad moves they've made, and some can tell you those moves going 40 years back which makes this particular site pretty cool. Anyway I'm off my soapbox. If this year is bad then I'll find bright spots because it's just in my nature. But unless its late July and the Tigers are 30 games out I'll still think they'll be playing meaningful games in September, and I like that about how I look at baseball and this team.