MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons To Root for the Detroit Tigers

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MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons To Root for the Detroit Tigers
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The MLB Divisional Series are already underway, and for those casual fans who don’t know which teams to root for while waiting for weekend football to hurry up, selecting from the remaining eight seven teams can be difficult. 

There are the powerhouse juggernauts, the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. The storied franchises like the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. There’s the glory-less teams that have relatively little postseason experience over their long history—the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers. The seemingly recent newbies such as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays

So which team should you root for? The old standbys, or the young up-and-comers? 

Here’s a look at five reasons why you want the Detroit Tigers to take home the World Series title.

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