The Post-Season Tiger Fan Blues

Sports writer and Detroit native son David Fleming wrote a marvelous piece for ESPN magazine recently about GM’s plans to turn the hallowed ground of Tiger Stadium into a little league park only to be blocked by the city itself. You can read it here.

The great Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell came to mind while reading the article. When a batter took a called third strike Harwell would often say “He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched it go by.”

What’s more important to you the currently non-existent corporation that may someday in the possible future build something, maybe, or all those great kids that could play ball on the same dirt as Hank Greenberg, Willie Horton, Charlie Gehringer, Jack Morris, Willie Hernandez and Ty Cobb?

On behalf of the rest of us motley city dwellers living around the country we still believe in you and we’re pulling for you.

Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues Revisted, Jeff Daniels

Confidential to Bruce: Don’t expect me to say this next year.

Go Tigers!


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Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.
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3 Responses to The Post-Season Tiger Fan Blues

  1. Bruce says:

    It is the year of the Tiger! You’ve got one Tiger fan and his dog just waiting out on the deck for the sattelite – it will strike!

  2. DD says:

    Please remove the 2nd tiger stadium image – it is mine and used without permission.

    Abandoned Tiger Stadium - Detroit ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED )

    Thanks .


    • Iaan Hughes says:

      Yes of course. Found it on the net and it was careless of me not to track down ownership. No harm intended, it’s a wonderful shot. Thanks for the property reminder in this muddy world.

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