Raising a Tiger

The only thing the Tigers can do right with their record is raise a generation of diehard fans writes Page 2's Brian Murphy.

Updated: May 6, 2003, 11:55 AM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

Been studying Detroit Tigers highlights lately, trying to get a glimpse into the dugout just to confirm a sighting of Walter Matthau as Buttermaker cracking a can of Budweiser.

Nope. All I see is Alan Trammel, with that look.

You know, that 3-and-25 look.

No, wait! FOUR and 25! Whoo-hoo. Tigers win, Tigers win!

It is well past time we leaned on The Cooler and poured out a last few drops of Sparkletts for the ghost of the Detroit Tigers franchise.

Somewhere, ...

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