Rebecca requested a trip to a Detroit Tigers game. Dad agreed and bought reduced-price tickets on StubHub.com.
Peralta, Cabrera, Verlander, Kelly, & Fielder walk to their stations.
Verlander, who won the 2011 American League Cy Young Award and the 2011 Most Valuable Player of the Year Award, was the starting pitcher. Avila caught.
Skies were overcast as the game began,
but the sun emerged with enough gusto to bestow sunburns upon this girl and her mom.
We left home in rain with the threat of thunderstorms, and I was so careful to gather ponchos and umbrellas and towels that I forgot the sunscreen 😦
We were hoping for Fielder to launch a long ball. Didn’t happen today, unfortunately.
The seats Dad found for us were in the front row of the upper deck.
We stood up and wiggled during the 7th-inning stretch.
Some 30,000 fans were in attendance at Comerica Park.
Boesch hit a 2-run homer, but the Royals prevailed with 3 runs.
Despite the Tigers’ loss and the sunburns, we enjoyed the game. Although Dad had attended several games in his youth, this was the first major league game for the kids and me.
You may see more of our game day on Christian’s blogpost, where he posted his photographs.