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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:59 pm

And the City of Detroit politicians and the Judge that Okayed the demolition can die and rot in hell for all I care
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:02 pm

Tiger Stadium deserved a better fate


Halloween RIP
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:06 pm

They outta just implode what is left

Better than picking at the old stadium with a wrecking ball the next 30 days

And why aren't they removing the rest of the seats before the stadium is torn down?
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:09 pm

So much of Tiger Stadium was wasted!


The scoreboard, Tiger Plaza and Tiger Stadium Signage, foul poles, seats, outfield fence, flag pole, etc

Would have been nice if some of that stuff could have been made its way to Comerica

But Ilitch would have none of that


Had to build a ballpark as opposite as possible as Tiger Stadium
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:20 pm

Might be all gone by the time the next homestand is over
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:43 pm

I hope that Judge, The Detroit Economic Authority, City Council and Mike Ilitch are so happy


Fuck Them All


They are scum; I hope they all fucking die


I hope after the Red Wings win tonight; Ilitch has a massive heart attack and dies!

I will go out dancing in the street naked if that happens
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:45 pm

I am so pissed off about this.



This is a travesty

It is not right!
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:48 pm

What really pisses me off too is that nobody cares


It is like Oh Well


I am tired of peoples apathy about stuff


This is why this whole nation is going down a shithole


All people care about is their I Pod's twitter, facebook, LCD TV's; American Idol, texting, and other trivial BS
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:07 pm

we're all just waiting on God, gs
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:47 pm

laprimamirala wrote:
we're all just waiting on God, gs


For me it shall be a long wait


That damn Magic 8 ball says I will live to see 100
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:48 pm

Just my luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:47 am

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Memories of Tiger Stadium still vivid to Alan Trammell

Detroit -- He ended up peering through a gap in the fence like a kid stealing a free look at a game.

In town as a coach with the Chicago Cubs, Alan Trammell wanted to see the field at Tiger Stadium one last time.

So after talking about his memories Tuesday morning, and when the interview crew had walked away, he hurried across Trumbull to take a look -- although time was short and commitments were calling.

Unlike Lance Parrish a few weeks ago, Trammell didn't take a photo with his cell phone. But also unlike a few weeks ago, there wasn't much to take a photo of.

Except rubble.

And a press box elevator shaft that no longer leads to a press box.

And a flag pole standing as a treasured remnant.

What was left of the upper deck of Tiger Stadium collapsed Monday in a pile of twisted steel, concrete and whatever the old rotten roof was made of.

It doesn't look like a ballpark anymore. It's a heap to be cleared away.

Maybe Trammell wanted to see the dugouts, if he could. He didn't say. Maybe he wanted to see if the pitching mound was there -- or the infield, where he and Lou Whitaker played as a tandem for 19 years.

But he didn't leave without crossing the street from in front of Brooks' Lumber and taking a look. At another gap were some Tiger fans with a camera.

Farther down the street was someone else also just peering in.

And that's all Trammell did. He peered in, replaying 20 years in 30 seconds, and left. But for his own sense of closure, he had to peer in.

This wasn't a maudlin scene, however. It's not as if Trammell is a ballplayer hanging onto the past. For one thing, except for a few gray hairs at 51, he looks to be in playing shape.

For another, he's gainfully employed as the Cubs' bench coach. He looks and sounds current.

"I take care of myself," he said. "I still throw my session of batting practice."

This was about the joy of his memories, not the sadness of the site where they occurred.

"It's far more than I expected," Trammell said of the extent to which Tiger Stadium is gone. "I thought I'd get here in time to see it look, to some extent, like I remembered it."

But it doesn't.


However, the clarity of his memory brings it all back. Without having to try too hard, Trammell could envision the home runs that disappeared over the roof in right when he played.

Home runs that either landed on the roof of or in front of the lumber company where he stood Tuesday.

"Gibby's home run off Mike Brown that landed right here on this roof," said Trammell. "That's one of the things I'm remembering as I'm standing here."

The date was June 14, 1983 -- and, yes, Trammell's recollection is correct. The pitcher was Mike Brown of the Boston Red Sox -- against whom Gibson hit the first of his three career home runs that cleared the roof.

"I remember that blast off Brown," said Trammell. "Obviously he smashed it, and although I've never been back in there, somewhere on the roof of this building next to us is where it landed."

As if Gibson's home run opened a gate, however, the memories now poured through.

"Larry Herndon's blast to center, possibly the longest ball I've ever seen hit," said Trammell, "because the temperature was in the 30s and the ball still carried.
"Dwight Evans hitting a home run on the first pitch from Jack (Morris), five seconds into the 1986 season."

"The opening day of my first full season in 1978. Mark Fidrych beat Toronto with a complete game, but I remember a wrapper just in front of the dirt at the mound.

"The wind took it just as Mark was going to grab it. Well, Mark doesn't stop. He has to go get it as the wind takes it toward third -- and the crowd goes crazy.

"I can visualize that even now. He chased down that wrapper, put it in his pocket and finished strong.

"And one more that I'll remember forever," said Trammell, "that last game in 1999 with the stadium closing. It should have been Al Kaline coming out last -- he's Mr. Tiger -- but because it was two-for-one, I guess, they introduced me and Lou (Whitaker) last.

"Running out there with Lou was very special."

It now seems all very special.

No, there isn't a stadium at Michigan and Trumbull anymore. But in Trammell's mind's eye, there will always be a ball park.


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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Stadium News   Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:19 pm

Almost All Gone!


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