Even with all my years of experience following baseball, it seems that I cannot learn that lesson.
The "Game" is never played on paper...
It is even more likely for a fan to fall all over in mad love with his or her hometown ballclub when you have a couple of big deals in the off-season and your team is coming off a couple of succesful seasons.
This doesn't mean that the Tigers will not recover but this is not the kind of start that you ever want or expect from a title contender.
Oh, and if Sports Illustrarted never picks us to even win a division again, let alone the World Series, I'll be fine with that.
NOW LETS GO TIGERS!