Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Pride. It is something that I admit I have an issue with.
Others seem to as well.
I am a Detroit Tigers fan. I have been since I was very young. My grampa would pick me up several times each summer to head up to Tiger Stadium to watch the "boys of summer." It was great fun.
That was in the early '70s and they were pretty good back then. From that point on I was hooked. Then I lived through some very tough years. Until their great year in 1984, it seemed like we weren't out of April and I would already be saying, "Wait till next year!"
So when the Tigers are contenders that is exciting.
This past off-season, the Tigers' front office made some brilliant moves and acquired some all-star players to bolster their already talented team. Most experts were predicting them to contend for the World Series and some were even saying they were the best team in baseball.
I, along with other Tigers' fans, was excited.
We are now 7 games into the season. The Tigers still have a very talented lineup, in fact they have the second highest payroll in all of baseball behind the Yankees. However, the Tigers are the only team in baseball without a win.
I think the Tigers may have been reading their press clippings. Once again, another example of the pride before the fall which is a great example for all of us.