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Friday, October 19, 2012

Tigers! Tigers! Rah! Rah! Rah!

Last Night in Detroit

We saw the last game in Maryland, having arrived at my daughter's house about the time of 5th inning.
The Tigers led the Yankees by a score of 6 to 0, and the fans were warming up the brooms for a sweep of the series. I wish I had payed more attention to them all year, because they seem to have some formidable talent, but you know (or maybe not know) the story of the year that Major League Baseball and I went Splitsville.

I was singing (in my head... not out loud) a great and complex sports song that was exploded into existence in the 1968 championship year, the year the Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the Series:
(The original of 1968 had the name "Cardinals" in it, of course.)

Tigers, Tigers! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Yankees, Yankees! Boo! Boo! Boo! 
  (repeat two times)

Tigers, Tigers! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Yankees, Yankees! Boo!            
          (repeat two times)

and it goes to a catchy little tune, and I looked for it on the YouTube,  but could not find it...
... time going on, fast forward, pages of the calendar appearing and being discarded...

It finally popped into my head, and the tune is  

Chinatown, My Chinatown

played at a peppy fight-song pace.

And it may be the Cardinals again they play this year!


Ruth said...


Tom Schott said...

2503 1548God is just. The Cardinals are not only out of it. They are crushed and humiliated as they should be.

Montag said...

"2503 1548"?

Is that chapter and verse?