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"Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!"

...and just as Harry said to Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber, so it goes for the Detroit Tigers in 2012. The Tigers dug themselves into another hole Tuesday evening, down 6-0 in the sixth inning against the White Sox.

 Miguel Cabrera steps to the plate as Tigers fans curse the television over Cabrera's uncharacteristically low numbers. OK, so he's been a better-than-expected third baseman. But Tigers fan want an average third baseman and a monster home run hitter. If they wanted Brandon Inge they...

 CRACK! Two run home run to left field.

Okay Miguel, you were due. But 6-2 isn't going to be enough to win this game. The Tigers had given up a deficit that they were unaccustomed to overcoming in this 2012 season where fans and experts expected great things. Even a Prince Fielder double and a hit batter wouldn't save the Tigers from this game. Ryan Raburn steps in the box and Tigers fans reach for the remote. We've seen enough of Ryan Raburn this season. There was no need to see Raburn end this inning by leaving two runners...

CRACK! Three run home run to left-center field.

Where was I? Oh...Tigers fan had seen enough of Ryan Raburn this season. One 3-run home run isn't going to save the Tigers this day. He may have earned his paycheck today, but 5-6 is still a loss in the MLB.

With the end of the lineup at bat, there is little positive to hope for. Well, Jhonny Peralta just got on base. That's a start, but Delmon Young is still in the dog house for his fit in New York last month. Even if he does get on base he's not a fan favorite. Oh good, he got hit -- two birds with one stone. Maybe I should keep watching this game. I do like Austin Jackson and he just stepped into the batter's box, showing off that beautiful new swing.

Fingers crossed...twice.

Toes crossed.

CRACK! Three run home run right to his own familiar territory -- Deep center field.

The crowd, er, living room goes nuts. Did the Tigers offense just produce? Can they really be on the winning end of a comeback? Are the pitfalls of the past weeks finally behind this team? The games not over...

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...

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...oh yes it is -- 10-6 Final in Chicago.

Time will tell whether this was a glimpse of the real Tigers or a tease of what should have been. In a 162-game season, this game's impact is again described best by Harry and Lloyd: "According to the map, we've only gone 4 inches".

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