The Detroit Tigers struggled for four games and the San Francisco Giants are World Series Champions.
Mitch Albom: Winter comes too early for Detroit Tigers after World Series sweep
12:23 AM, October 29, 2012
Miguel Cabrera stood and watched. The umpire called strike three. The stadium gasped.
And that pretty much tells the tale.
Winter is coming. Baseball, the summer game, bowed out officially and finally Sunday night, in a damp and chilling fashion that had little to do with the weather and everything to do with a Detroit deep freeze.
Four-gone conclusion. Before a Comerica Park crowd wrapped in hoodies and winter coats, wiping cold rain from its faces, the Tigers gave a last shrug of effort, the way a stabbed bull make its last lunge before collapsing.
And then they expired. Final score of the final game, 4-3 in 10 innings. The San Francisco Giants took, earned and absolutely deserved the 2012 crown. The Tigers were only in this World Series the way a hostage is in a closet, a muffled noise from behind a locked door.
“We got beat,” manager Jim Leyland said afterward. “They’re the world champions and they deserve to be the world champions.”
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Hat’s off to the Giants for peaking at the right time. For Tiger fans, they look forward to 2013.