After three tries, last night I finally got to a game the Tigers won. My friend Jayson Combs called me around 4 p.m. yesterday wondering if I was interested in going to last night’s Tigers game. He was given four tickets in pretty good seats, so Scott and I headed over there right after work and went with he and his wife.
It was good times. It was another VERY fast game (just over two hours–the first game we went to this year was about that fast as well). Tigers won 4-2, with Dimitri Young smacking a game-winning 2-run homer in the 5th or 6th.
Our seats were in the Tiger’s Den behind the home dugout. Good foul ball territory. One came our way, landed on the isle about 40′ in front of us, took a huge bounce (probably 30′ high) our way, hit a sign on the club-level overhang, bounced back our way, and came down just out of the reach of Scott’s outstretched arm as he scaled the isle fence trying to catch it.
I had positioned myself up the isle further to chase it after the big bounce. But the sign stopped its trajectory and foiled my plans. One of these days, I’m going to get me a game ball.
On another note, I made specific note of my ideal return-to-Jackson-from-Detroit directions. I always know how to get to whatever event I attend in Detroit (games, concerts…), but often get turned around when leaving because it’s night and I leave parking garages differently than I enter. Stuff like that.
Last Tigers game, it took us about an hour longer to get back than it should have. Took the wrong road once, missed about two or three exits on the highway, ran into some detours and construction… All in all, it wasn’t a pleasant experience. So, I’m making an effort not to let that happen anymore.