Detroit was the out-and-out favorite going into the World Series, but has been outplayed so far in every aspect, which the Tigers will admit to.
For Northern California native Doug Fister, pitching Game 2 in San Francisco in front of friends and family was an honor. His outing was almost ruined by a line drive off his head, but the Tigers' lanky starter shook it off and pitched a great game, despite the loss.
Many were caught off guard when the A's acquired center fielder Chris Young from the D'backs. Not the least of whom was Cliff Pennington.
Jim Leyland leads all active managers in number of wins and before Game 2 he had some kind words for baseball's third winningest manager.