It’s Christmas morning, presents are about to be opened and you don’t know if you’re getting underwear or a smartphone.
There you have the Tigers right now.
But cling to this. It is Christmas morning, at least.
And instead of rushing downstairs, we rush down south to Lakeland, where the Tigers have been holding their spring training since 1934. That was … gasp!… pre-cable TV. The start of spring training always is filled with equal measures of a) hope and b) not-exactly-truth.
You hope you’re going to be good, and even if you aren’t convinced of it, you keep that secret to yourself. Because (and write this down, kids) “you just never know.