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The wait is over, and Detroit is buzzing

Originally Published: October 20, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Get ready to be whacked over the head with obvious World Series story lines in the next week. Among other things, you'll be hearing a lot about how Jim Leyland and Tony La Russa are good buddies with a world of mutual respect and how the Tigers and Cardinals both overcame dreadful Septembers to win pennants.

For the record, this is the first time in World Series history that two teams with losing records after the All-Star break are meeting for a title. It's time to scratch that ...

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