Sisyphus in Detroit

sisyphus.jpgEven as the economy begins its long climb towards recovery, problems threaten to dislodge any toehold it has made and send it hurtling back to the base like Sisyphus’ stone. And if there’s any one problem that lies on peoples’ minds extra heavily, it’s the continued lack of jobs. Of course the government is creating programs to try and help with this problem but my personal feeling is that this is not so much an issue of people not having jobs as it is the wrong people still having jobs.

For instance, in Detroit, one of the hardest hit areas as far as job loss goes in the country, how is it that thousands of autoworkers no longer have jobs but an incompetent imbecile like Matt Millen manages to land on his feet? After turning an already dilapidated franchise into a synonym for failure, he blows town and winds up in Bristol, CT analyzing football for ESPN. Here’s my analysis. Millen is a bum and should be on the street peddling pencils at a dime a pop. Although I’m pretty sure he could find a way to turn that into a shambles as well.

However, if you live in Detroit and you’re a fan of the Detroit Tigers, you’re probably just as worried about who is employed as who isn’t. Since my analytical skills are pretty much limited to the aforementioned summary of Matt Millen, I’ll leave the real analysis to someone who knows what they’re doing:

The Tigers are in trouble.” (scroll down to 23 November to read the full entry)

Yeah, I guess Paul pretty much summed it up right there. Sometimes it’s more about who does have a job than who doesn’t.

The Tigers may not be in as bad of shape as the Lions but there isn’t a whole lot to smile about in Motown these days, no matter where you’re coming from. And even though Dombrowski is no Matt Millen, he definitely faces an uphill battle in making the Tigers competitive. Let’s just hope he has a little more luck than Sisyphus.

-A

2 Comments

Our governor here in Michigan is doing such a great job destroying this State it’s not even funny. Let’s hope things go better in 2010 for us.
On the sports note, not even the Red Wings are a power house anymore with the salary cap. Will be a very long winter and a long baseball season for the Tigers unless players really step up.
At least I have my Minor League ball to look forward to…
Mike
http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

For many years, we Red Sox fans knew very well about Sisyphus’ rolling the rock up the mountain, only to have the Yankees, Blue Jays, or Tigers push it back down the mountain. We may or may not push the rock back up again, at least for a year or two, but we enjoyed the view from the top! I would like to see the Tigers be a competitive force again, but it does not look promising, with or without the economic woes.

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