Grand Cards: The Team

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Team

This is all I'm going to say about recent...unpleasantness in Tiger Town.

"We want the championship and we're gonna win it as a Team. They can throw out all those great pitchers, and great bats, and great defensive players, throughout the country and in this league, but there's gonna be one Team that's gonna play solely as a Team. No man is more important than The Team. No coach is more important than The Team.

The Team,



The Team,



The Team,



and if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do, you take into consideration what effect does it have on my Team? Because you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here. You will never play for a Team again. You'll play for a contract. You'll play for this. You'll play for that. You'll play for everything except the team, and think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is, The Team. We're gonna win it. We're gonna win the championship again because we're gonna play as team, better than anybody else in this league, we're gonna play together as a team. We're gonna believe in each other, we're not gonna criticize each other, we're not gonna talk about each other, we're gonna encourage each other. And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know, it's gonna be Detroit Baseball again, Detroit Tigers Baseball."

Adapted from Bo Schembechler, 1969

5 comments:

  1. Good luck today. This is what it is all about.

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  3. i haven't been so upset, so nervous, and so excited all at the same time in a long time. 1 hr. and about 10 min. to go. let's get it on!

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  4. That sucks for you guys. I hate the Twins, mostly because of their proximity to the Vikings. I think Minnesota used up just about a decade's worth of positive sporting outcomes in the last two days. Hopefully one or both of those franchises will move within the next ten years, new stadium or not.

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