I don't know why, but as soon as Jeff Weaver arrived in Bronx a few years ago I was always partial to him. - Not in a gay, say Scooter for Jeter way (Not that there's anything wrong with that). Just pulling for a younger pitcher to do well in Pinstripes.
It always seemed like he would pitch 7 innings per outing, 6 he would be the man, 1 of those would be bad, very, very bad and then that would be it. Sad to see him go, because he did show the flashes of brilliance - and really, all we got in return was an aging bad back.
This post season it appears he has his head right, and has a chance to win it for the third most storied franchise (Yanks, Dodgers, then Cards) against a team that gave up on him - poetic of sorts isn't it?
During the week that the Tigers had off, and during a couple of rain delays, it sunk into the Detroit players and they remembered - that they were the Detroit Tigers and that it is time to lose. So, I'm glad to see them go down. If it can't be the Yankees winning the ring, then it shouldn't be an AL team, it goes to the National League.
So go Jeff, win a ring, and show the 15 thousand or so that will watch the game tonight what a Yankee does - win championships.