Last night, the Detroit Tigers folded like second-rate origami in the World Series, falling in four straight games to the San Francisco Giants. The end of the game was particularly poetic, as Triple Crown winner and MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera watched a sluggish fastball sail right past him for the final strike of the game.
It was a rough couple of days for Detroit, who didn’t put up much of a fight after plowing through the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Their future remains uncertain, with manager Jim Leyland contemplating retirement and key members of the pitching staff in contract limbo. Still, there’s at least one resident of Motor City who is certain to be back in 2013: Eminem.
In an unusual new album announcement, Eminem began selling a limited-edition hat that apes the Detroit Tigers’ colors and logo, and also commemorates the dates of the rapper’s “landmark solo albums.” One of the dates listed? 2013, which suggests that Eminem is ready to return for the follow-up to 2010’s Recovery.
It’s not much of a surprise, considering the man born Marshall Mathers has been working on his eighth solo album since May. He paused a bit to concentrate on the album by Slaughterhouse, the supergroup that appears on his Shady Records label. So far, the details are slim, but we do know that producers Dr. Dre and No I.D. have been involved in the process.
What do you hope to hear from the new Eminem album? What other artists do you think will join him on the album? And does it automatically become the most anticipated album of 2013?