Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland A's Game 5 Press Box Diary and Live Chat

Zachary D. RymerMLB Lead WriterOctober 11, 2012

Greetings, for the third straight day, from Oakland, California.

One way or another, the American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland A's is going to come to an end tonight. The A's forced a Game 5 with their epic comeback in the ninth inning of Game 4 against Jose Valverde, and they'll look to finish the job behind rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker.

There's just one problem: Parker will be opposed by none other than Justin Verlander, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner.

Complicating matters is the weather. It's a dark, cold, ominous day in Oakland. I can't say I've ever set foot in Detroit, but this certainly looks like Detroit weather.

Hopefully, there will be no rain and the show will go on.

Either way, our show will go on. We had some fun with a live chat during Games 3 and 4, so we're going to have another live chat. Leave me your baseball questions in the comments section below, or you can send them to me via Twitter.

I'll also be chiming in with notes, quotes and anecdotes from my perch here in the Coliseum press box. I shall be candid, though not overly so.

Updates will appear as soon as I post them. Welcome aboard.