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Stadium 25: Our Visit to Comerica Park

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On August 28th, we drove back into the United States over the Ambassador Bridge. After parking our trailer at Harbortown RV Resort in Monroe, Michigan, we doubled back to Detroit to visit Comerica Park.

Our Impressions of Comerica Park

Comerica Park has an impressive façade with stone tigers and enormous baseball bats at the entrance. Inside, there is a lovely old carousel with colorful lions, and a Ferris wheel with baseball-shaped cars. From my perspective, this gave the park a carnival-like feel, which I enjoyed. Brad and Ryan were somewhat less impressed. They gave it an “indifferent” rating: a good park to see a game, but not as good as they had expected. Brad was particularly disappointed that we didn’t see the eyes of the tigers over the scoreboard light up with a home run.

Our Seats: We were in Section 330, Row A, Seats 11 to 13. The 300 section is really what most stadiums consider a 200 level. Even though the stadium had lots of available seating, we never felt any desire to change seats! 

The Food: We all enjoyed Chicken Shawarma for dinner. The dish included a rare treat in a ballpark: fresh vegetables! This ballpark favorite had lettuce, tomatoes, and chicken, topped with hummus and tzatziki, over garlic fries.

Non-Alcoholic Beer Review: Comerica Park’s non-alcoholic brew is Heineken Zero Zero.

The Game Recap: 3 Home Runs for Housing!

The Detroit Tigers played the New York Yankees. Between the two teams, they generated three Home Runs for Housing! Employees who are asset-limited and income-constrained will benefit from an additional $448 in donations. Thank you!

The game had a tight start. Despite a nice triple by Tigers Zach McKinstry in the third, no runs were scored in the first four innings. Then, in the top of the fifth, the Yankees got on the scoreboard with one run. In the 7th, Yankees favorite Aaron Judge hit a home run to left field. A second, back-to-back home run by shortstop Gleyber Torres in the same inning brought the score to 3 – 0, Yankees.

By the bottom of the ninth, the score stood four to zero, and the Tigers stepped up to bat. While Tigers Akil Baddoo hit a home run with no outs, it brought in only one run. It was also the only run they scored during the inning.

The Yankees won, beating the Tigers 4 to 1.

Miggy Milestones

Miguel Cabrera plays for the Tigers, and we had the great pleasure of watching him at bat during his last season. The 40-year-old infielder and designated hitter for the Tigers has held a number of records over his career. Most recently, Cabrera, who goes by the nickname “Miggy,” joined Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the third player in history to have a batting average over 300, and more than 500 home runs and 3,000 hits during his professional career.

In the outfield, there is a sign reading “Miggy’s Milestones.” Above it, two statistics reflect the number of home runs and the number of hits Miggy has had. We watched as they changed the number of hits as Miggy got a single during the eighth inning.

Up Next:

Detroit was stadium number 25. Our final stops include Coors Stadium in Denver, followed by Angels Stadium, the Oakland Coliseum, Oracle Park, and T-Mobile Park. On the way from Detroit to Denver, we’ll make a brief stop at the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum. That will be the topic of my next post!