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Detroit II: Comerica Park

February 28, 2009 Leave a comment


Last weekend Gail and I were in the Detroit area, as I mentioned in a brief post a few days ago. At the top of the post was a picture of Comerica Park, home to the Detroit Tigers baseball team. As I explained near the end of the post, we drove by it last Sunday afternoon after lunch in Greektown. The photo was taken from the Tigers’ website. I’m following up in this post so I can include two photos that Gail took as we drove by. Several inches of snow fell Saturday afternoon, with a tiny bit more falling overnight, the result of which can be seen in the photos.

Comerica Park opened for the 2000 baseball season, replacing famed Tiger Stadium, which itself opened on April 12, 1912, the very same day as Fenway Park. As part of our drive around Detroit last Sunday, we also drove by what’s left of Tiger Stadium, at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. We were fortunate to see a game there before it was too late. On our way to New York for Father’s Day in 1999, Tiger Stadium’s last season, we arranged to stop first in Detroit and took in a game at the end of an exciting day, which also included visits to the Motown Historical Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The next day we drove to Dearborn to visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. (Greenfield Village is an amazing place. Do you want to see the Wright Brothers’ cycle shop? Don’t go to Dayton, Ohio. Go to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Do you want to see Thomas Edison’s workshop? Don’t go to Menlo Park, New Jersey. Go to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. That’s where they are. And the presidential limo President Kennedy was in when he was assassinated? That’s there too, next door in the Henry Ford Museum.) That night we drove over the Detroit River to Windsor, Ontario for dinner.

Last weekend’s trip was less exciting. Greenfield Village closes in winter. The Tigers were just starting spring training in Lakeland, Florida. But we did see Comerica Park. I’ll close with another photo of it that Gail took.


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