Sure we want to win every game, but with a 162 game schedule, one thing is guaranteed, we will lose 50+ games.
The Tigers have already lost several games in the late innings this season. Is that so bad? Is it worse to lose a gut wrenching game in the 9th inning or to have the starter or middle reliever get blown out? Would you rather have trivial managerial decisions be the difference between winning and losing or have no strategical means to victory?
One would think that the better the team is, the fewer blow out defeats they'll have. The better team will have more loses that come down to the final at bat or pitch. As frustrating as that may sound, it's probably the best thing that could happen when you are on the losing end. Perhaps those types of loses should thought of as moral victories, in that the game could of easily went in our favor.
So the next time when it seems like the sky is falling in the 9th inning, it's probably because we're a better baseball team that never quits.
What's your favorite way to lose?