Originally Posted by Hitmen77
Yep, that's pretty much my thinking too.
Since the AL Central was formed under the 3-division/wild card format, we have seen the Indians dominate (7 times as champs including 6 times in 7 years, 4 ALCS appearances, and two pennants), the Twins dominate (6 times as champs including 4 times in 5 years...though they always choked in the playoffs), now the Tigers have won their 2nd straight division title, one 95-win wild card season, and 2 pennants since '06).
When are the Sox going to dominate the Central? 2005 was awesome, but it's 1 ALCS appearance in 18 seasons. Aside from 2005, only 2 playoff appearances (1-6 record) in the other 17 seasons.
Are the Sox pissed off? Even if they were, are they pissed off to actually do something about it to make our team the one that dominates our division?
I almost wonder if we'll see the Royals have a crack at dominating the AL Central for more than 1 season before we see the Sox finally do it.
Even if the Sox are pissed off, who cares. Doesn't do any good now. It would have been nice if they had shown up for a half dozen or so of the games vs. Detroit and maybe things would be different now. They rolled over meekly in their last two trips to Detroit and then didn't hold serve enough at home. And they couldn't beat even the dregs of the league when they needed wins.
I hate seeing them celebrate but kudos to Detroit.