Sunday, October 15, 2006

SWEEP! Tigers beat A's 6-3, head for World Series!

Mandi Wright / Detroit Free Press

Mark Miller, 43, of Tucson, Ariz., sticks a broom in the mouth of the main Tiger outside of Comerica Park Saturday. -- Detroit Free Press

Clarence Tabb, Jr. / Detroit News

Magglio Ordonez launches the series-winning home run in the bottom of ninth inning, ripping a 1-0 pitch from Huston Street into the left-field seats. -- Detroit News

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I didn't even get to write about the delayed Game 3, and now they've gone and won them all! I'm so happy. Detroit has great fans, who stick by their teams through thick and thin, and this is the best. Detroit and Michigan haven't had the greatest past few years - unemployment from massive auto layoffs, which leads to doldrums in every other sector.

Detroit has some great stuff downtown - huge overhaul of the beautiful DIA (still in progress), the two new stadiums, Greektown, the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Fox Theatre ("Historic Fox" and "Fox Theatre's Rebirth" from the Detroit News) and much more - but are mightily hampered by budgetary insufficiencies. This can only help.

Go, Tigers!

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