After a few hours of sleep following a day of 2 baseball games in 2 states, we were back on the road, this time to Detroit, MI. However, given the intense storm of the previous night, we were pretty much stuck on said road. Details below.
It took us 3 hours to go less than 8 miles
With the freeway flooded up ahead, traffic was diverted to city streets... and the powers that be failed to instruct drivers where to go from there
Finally moving, we see a McDonalds smack in the middle of the freeway, about 2 miles before the Indiana state line
Briefly entering Indiana...
...before crossing into Michigan
Ye olde Cracker Barrel
What now? Our simple trip to Detroit was anything but.
Fortunately, we were among the first on the scene following the accident, and managed to get through with minimal trouble
Skies over Michigan
Welcome to Detroit
Church near Comerica Park
Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers
BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! BOO I SAY!!!!!
Note the Big Pavelski t-shirt = I'm always up for a hockey scrap
There was a distinct feline motif about the place
The area around Comerica... curiously not bombed-out looking, as we were had expected (those views were a 10-minute walk away)
Ty Cobb plaque, seen on our walk around Comerica
Ford Field, home to the Detroit Lions, is directly behind Comerica
I teach my third-graders about Jewish-ball player Hank Greenberg (it's one of my favorite CA-curriculum reading stories)
Chris Chelios' chili bar has several locations in Detroit, including a prime one next to Comerica. Way too packed to go inside, sadly.
We finally head inside
Statue of the recently deceased Ernie Harwell
They actually have a merry-go-round inside Comerica Park
An approximate view from our section
Looking over Detroit from the upper concourse
Hmmm... considering the Tigers were playing the Blue Jays, I had to pick a side. Toronto is in the Yankees' division, plus they're Canadian. I don't vote Canadian.
Patrick is all smiles at our third ballpark in 30 hours
God -- keep -- your land / Stan -- ley -- Cup free...
Miguel Cabrera at first for the Tigers
Vernon Wells batting for Toronto
Two wild and crazy guys
Detroit skyline from our seats
Quite the sunset
Johnny Damon pinch hits, having missed out on starting due to a flu bug
Blue Jays win 3-2, but the crowd sticks around for Saturday evening fireworks
Between my Pavelski shirt and Patrick's old-school Brewers cap, we exude Wisconsin. Dairy state in the house.