With the season now over, teams are facing an offseason filled with golf rounds and hot-stove strategy.
But we're not going to let them get off that easy. No sir. No way. In an attempt to bring some closure between franchise and follower, we're giving a blogger from each team the opportunity to give a concession speech for this year's squad. Up next is our old pal Ian Casselberry , a former Stewie who's now a featured columnist at Bleacher Report . He wrote the 10 best things about being a Tigers fan earlier this year.
Thank you. Thank you. Please... thank you. All right. Thank you.
People of Detroit, people of Tiger Town — I know this is the speech you were hoping you wouldn't have to hear. I certainly hoped I wouldn't have to make it.
I know some of you are still stunned by what happened in the World Series. There was so much promise, so much excitement after the Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Anything seemed possible after that. Certainly, the first World Series championship in Detroit since 1984 seemed possible.
However, I ask that you remember how special it was just to make it to the World Series. No, we were not just happy to be there. And being swept by the San Francisco Giants was a tremendous disappointment. But hope is still alive, Tiger Town. Let that warm your heart during a cold winter.
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