Tigers vs Red Sox, Comerica Park, 6/20-21/2013

Detroit, Michigan

Comerica Park

Detroit City, Motor City, the D, D town, Detroit Rock City a place where soul singers were born, car industries built.  Tigers, Lions, Pistons, and the NHL powerhouse Red Wings.  An interesting city to see, and a tough park to ballhawk. This was the first picture I took of some graffiti as I neared my hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn.

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I settled in and unpacked then took a walk around Comerica to check it out.

Tigers all around.

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Tigers at home plate gate.

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Tigers surround the park pretty much.

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From every angle.

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Detroit Tigers mosaic piece.

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Around the corner and diagonal to Comerica Park is Detroit Lions turf at Ford Field, site of Steelers XL win.

Lions and Tigers

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Ford Field entrance.

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Detroit Tiger logo on the small billboard atop the GM towers.

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Skyscraper with whales.

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Tyrus Cobb

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First and most concerning issue about Comerica is the late 530 gate time.  You also need to go in through this first class establishment.

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You do get to stand next to Miggy, Triple Crown King, man among boys.

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The second concern I have with Comerica is its too damn big.  Here is my first pic taken from inside.

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View of the Scoreboard.

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You cant get away from the Tigers here.

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High light towers from RF angle below.

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Greenery in Deeep Center 420.

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My plan was to play RF for Papi, Saltalamacchia, Carp, and some of the other Red Sox lefties.  Halfway through a group of lefties with Papi I aborted plan with time running down and went to LF.

This is how deep Comerica is.  It takes a good 350 plus shot to get in the seats from where I stood.

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Shortly after arriving in LF a ball bounced off the bullpen dugout in the pic above and bounced around in a seat.  In a rush I outscrummed a guy who was closing in.  It was great to be on the board this late in the game.  Ball #1

Maybe Napoli, or Saltalamacchia, Lavarnway, I sure don’t know because its so far to see in.  One of them were starting to hit some shots so I got into about the fifth row back.  A ball was hit to my left that I was able to get to easy for the catch and Ball #2.

After putting that ball away another one was shot right at me, smacking into the glove Ball #3. This was my position, I felt good to get out with that.

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Tigers Scoreboard from home.

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RF with skyline from last row.

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View from home with skyline in last row.

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View to LF from last row.

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Ty Cobb statue.

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Hammerin Hank Greenberg

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Al Kaline making a catch with the sun beaming in.

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Torrii Hunter, living legend.

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Bash Brothers, best 3-4 combo in MLB.

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Miggy, Triple Crown King, Man among boys.

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After a good time at Comerica Park I had something to attend to, being a WITNESS, to a great NBA Finals, and Lebron James scoring his second straight title to include the MVP trophy.  It was LBJ all day!

This concluded an awesome day.  This was my view from the Garden Inn.

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I woke up wanting to go on a tour of Detroit via a good run.  I took a lot of vine videos and stopped to take pics of the city.

Cityscape 1

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Cityscape 2, Cadillac Place and Fischer Building

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Cityscape 3

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The Wayne County Building.

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General Motors Building in Financial District

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Right in the door are cars upon cars on display in the lower level where I ate lunch.

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Marilyn Monroe

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This was a cool view.

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Bubbles

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“God Bless You,” and Im drunk you should be too Bitchz” Graffiti

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Strength

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Saint in the Park

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Lifeforms painting.

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African Mask

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Fountains

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Church and Big Business, GM Motors towering over a very well kept church, one of many in Detroit.

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Napping and waiting for something from heaven.

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Window Graffiti

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Entertainment District holds the Fillmore.

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and Fox Theater

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Little entertainment for the second BP I attended.  I got a toss up from Ryan Lavarnway for Ball #1, it was a tough crowd to go with the difficulties that Comerica presents.

Either way it was a great two days.

Total-4

Year-217

Career-1695

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2 comments

  1. Deric

    One of the best posts yet. I really liked the pictures. Ive always wanted to see that park. The intro was great, and I was hoping for more of the story! Great to see that youre still at it, and doing it well!

  2. Mateo Fischer

    It’s cool that right after doing a video about a game that I went to here in 2008, I got to relive Detroit through all of the pictures you took. That was fun. Thanks for that. I also kinda want to get back to Comerica sometime, but how you described it for ballhawking, I think I can wait a little longer.
    -Mateo
    http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

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