I'm sure the pain in Tigertown this morning is widespread following Tuesday night's thrilling victory by the Minnesota Twins over Detroit to win the right to play the New York Yankees in the ALDS.
And I'm sure Toronto baseball fans can relate.
Minnesota's 6-5 win in 12-innings was the capper on a miserable regular-season finish by the Tigers, who had a seemingly comfortable-seven game lead in the American League Central division as recently as one month ago.
But tnen the Tigers started losing while the Twins started winning and Detroit became the first team in Major League history to lose a division title after holding a three-game lead with four to play.
That's what forced last night's tiebreaker where Detroit once again blew an opportunity at redemption.
As I was watching the 12-inning drama unfold in my basement I couldn't help but think back to 1987 when it was the Tigers who were dishing out the pain to the Blue Jays.
As you'll recall, it was the Blue Jays who headed into the final weekend of the regular season with a one-game lead in the standing over the Tigers with three to play in Motown.
The Tigers then won the first two games of the series and then the third on the final game of the season -- 1-0 behind a brilliant complete-game performance by Frank Tanana that earned Detroit the division title.
No doubt last night's win by the Twins over the Tigers is being viewed as just desserts by those Toronto baseball fans with long memories.