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Friday, August 26, 2011

A legend lives on ...

Major League Baseball's postseason advertising campaign for this season is "Legends Are Born in October." The spot that MLB released on Wednesday features the home run by Magglio Ordonez that clinched the American League Championship Series sweep of the A's for the Tigers, sending them to the 2006 World Series. With the Tigers sitting atop the AL Central as of right now, it's perfect timing for a little flashback. (The music for the spot, if you're wondering, is "Written in the Stars" by Tinie Tempah, which will be used as the backdrop for memorable moments in this year's postseason.)

The moment, of course, is one of the most memorable home runs in Tigers postseason history, and marks the only postseason appearance by the franchise in the last 24 years.

Here's the clip:


(And just as a side note, I still think my headline that night — "Maggs to riches" — was the best in the state.)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Paul Kampe said...

Thought that was Repko's headline?

August 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM 
Blogger Paul Kampe said...

Is it a good thing or a bad thing most of the Tigers in that clip are still with the team?

August 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM 
Blogger Matthew B. Mowery said...

No, Steve Repko designed the page. I contributed the headline.

August 27, 2011 at 2:39 PM 

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