Loge13 was on forced hiatus the past few days but is back now. Meanwhile, a Loge13 original was in Detroit last weekend for the debacle. He called in several times from his seats and filed this report. Thanks Ross Jones!
Maybe it was the Hitchcock like display of birds on the playing field or just bad pitching but, either way it was a long weekend in Detroit.
Yours truly traveled four hours across Interstate 94 to see Saturday and Sunday's debacle. On a positive note Comerica is an interesting place to watch a game. The dimensions are cavernous and there really are no bad seats.
In the lower level concourse there are displays for each decade of Tiger history. The 70s did acknowledge Rusty Staub but, I was surprised to see no mention of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych.
The Tigers take the field to the old Kiss anthem Detroit Rock City, the fans all know their baseball and did not hassle the Met fans in attendance. Losing an interleague series like this is not very painful since you know you will only see this team again in the World Series or in another four or five years.
On another note, Saturday was what I would call a NAFTA day of food. An old fashioned, All-American Hot Dog at the game started the day. With the tunnel to Canada only a few blocks from the stadium, a quick visit to Windsor for Canadian beer and poutine was a must postgame excursion.
Finally, the night ended back in Detroit eating at a restaurant in "Little Mexico." It really is little. The whole neighborhood is about two blocks.
On the way to dinner we did pass old Tiger Stadium. The ballpark is frozen in time and all the signage from 1999 is still there. It's kind of sad to see. Maybe it's better to tear down a ballpark and remember the good times as opposed to letting it rot. Keep that in mind when 2009 comes.
Look for more Mets in the Midwest reports when they hit Milwaukee and Wrigley in July and August.– Ross Jones