Beautiful Losers? Not These Bums

If the Tigers could only see how low they've gone, people might look up to them

The problem isn't that the Detroit Tigers are about to become the losingest team in modern major league history. The problem is that they're doing it wrong. The 1962 Mets, whose 40-120 record is likely to be eclipsed by Detroit this week, were lovable losers. They were a brand-new expansion team with, in those pre-Toronto Raptors days, the dumbest team name ever conceived. Not only did the Mets have a mascot that was just a baseball with a face drawn on it, but they named the mascot Mr. Met. Everyone knew the Mets were going to stink, they knew they were...

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