Well, not Detroit, per se. Nobody can love Detroit. The traffic stinks, I-75 has been ruined, and Kid Rock is unforgivably bad, other than "Cowboy."
But the Detroit Tigers? They've lovable, and I love them. Mainly I love general manager Dave Dombrowski and manager Jim Leyland, the best GM-manager combo in baseball. The move they just made, switching Carlos Guillen to third and Miguel Cabrera to first, was so simple, it was genius.
It seems obvious in hindsight -- Cabrera might have been the worst-fielding third baseman in history, Guillen is a former shortstop -- but until it happened last night, who knew it was even a possibility? I love it. I hate myself for not predicting it ahead of time, but that's why Dombrowski and Leyland are who they are ... and I am who I am. Sigh.
On the bright side, I can smell a pig from a mile away. As long as it has enough BBQ sauce.
And Detroit is going to win the 2008 World Series.