It’s a question that every sports fan has if their team isn’t in the championship. Who should I root for? That question plagues baseball fans again if the San Francisco Giants or the Detroit Tigers aren’t your favorite team. Which team is easier to root for?
This is a tough choice between two teams, especially since it’s not the usual “whoever is playing the New York Yankees” argument.
I think that the Tigers are the easier team to root for in this World Series. The Tigers have Miguel Cabrera. In case you forgot, he’s a Triple Crown winner. It makes him pretty easy to cheer for and would cap a historic season for Cabrera.
The Tigers are looking for their first championship since 1984. The Giants are looking to win the World Series again since they won in 2010. So if you’re a fan who cheers for whoever has the longest championship drought then the Tigers would be your team.
If you are just saying “I feel bad for a city” then hands down it would the Tigers. With the Detroit Lions not winning a championship since the 50’s, the Detroit Red Wings possibly not even having a season and the Detroit Pistons being the bottom feeders of the NBA one can feel sorry for Detroit.
The Tigers winning the World Series would finally give the city of Detroit something to cheer for and be happy for. We all know what the economy has done to the city of Detroit. It also makes for one heck of a sports story.
It will be hard for Chicago White Sox fans to cheer for the Tigers but sometimes allegiance to the American League runs deep. Plus, wouldn’t you want the team from your division to win the World Series? That would mean you lost to the World Series champions.
St. Louis Cardinals fans I’m sure you are still bitter over the Giants coming back and winning the pennant. However, do you really want to see the Tigers win the World Series? Wouldn’t you also want to say your team lost to the best team in all of baseball?
Tough choice, when your favorite team isn’t in the championship. Like I said, at least it’s not the Yankees. That would make this a whole lot easier.
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