My wife bought me a new Tigers fitted cap for my birthday. I used to wear a raggedy Tigers hat from the 1980s (it's made of mesh), but now I've retired that one.
So I'm wearing my new Tigers hat at the grocery store, and the grocery clerk asks me if I'm a real Tigers fan. So I explain about the new hat, old hat, etc.
The clerk asks me, "Do you have a good feeling about the Tigers winning?" I say, "No. It's the Tigers."
He says, "Spoken like a true Tigers fan."
Even at this point I can't bring myself to think that they'll actually win. Or I think they'll sweep the Cardinals.
I do hope that Matt picks the Cardinals.