Today, Friday, April 5, 2013, I am off to see my beloved Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park as they do battle with the New York Yankees.
I have several Baseball shirts, and so if you are following my blog (and, again, thank you for reading), you are going to read much about my love for the game. I love it so much that I like to capitalize it, like the name of a religion: Baseball.
I will fill this blog with tales of my early childhood collecting baseball cards and playing catch (with my dad or the roof) accompanied by the sounds of the Tigers on the radio, the sound of Ernie Harwell. I have much to share on these and other Baseball related topics but not today.
Today is just about opening day. I attended my first home opener in 1997 with my dad (which is special for that reason alone) at the old Tigers Stadium. I have missed only three openers since then.
The Tigers home opener is my pilgrimage. It is Mecca.
Photo courtesy of Liesel MK Tower
The Tigers last played the New York Yankees in the American League Championship series of 2012. This shirt not only commemorates that the Tigers won that series, but that the team won by sweeping the Yankees in four straight games. The series win marked only the second ALCS win since 1984. The other came in 2006 when the Tigers had already beaten the Yankees in the ALDS. They were not able to win the series in either year.
Obviously, I am hoping for more post season wins again this year.
Win the series!
As Ernie Harwell coined the phrase in 1984: "Bless you, boys!"
Tigers greats like Ernie Harwell, Sparky Anderson, Virgil Trucks, who died recently, and many others are sorely missed. Today, I will pay homage.
Take me out to the ball park!
Don't forget the Cracker Jack.
- chris tower 1304.05 7:20
|A picture of me in Today's T-Shirt at Tigers Opening Day 2013 in front of the statue of Hank Greenberg. Photo courtesy of Matthew Frayer: 1304.05|