SI Vault
 
JUDGMENT CALL
Henry Hecht
May 06, 1985
Now that the Tigers have fallen out of first place—briefly—after residing there for a record 198 straight days, it's time to start rooting for them to stay on top. There have been six different world champs the past six seasons, and baseball could use a powerhouse team to look up to, or root against.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
May 06, 1985

Judgment Call

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue

Now that the Tigers have fallen out of first place—briefly—after residing there for a record 198 straight days, it's time to start rooting for them to stay on top. There have been six different world champs the past six seasons, and baseball could use a powerhouse team to look up to, or root against.

See, the game needs a team that sets a standard of excellence, a team we can talk about in the 1990s, the way we talk now about the feisty, hairy A's of the early '70s, the '75-76 Big Red Machine and the '77-78 Yankee Bronx Zoo.

Fans enjoy powerful teams with distinct identities, and the Bless You Boys could be next in the line of great clubs. So...Go Tigers! Win another World Series.

1