Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park

Comerica Park is built partly below ground level just like a couple other sporting venues in Michigan. This gives the park awesome sight lines into the downtown Detroit skyline. I thoroughly enjoyed the park's spaciousness; despite the sellout crowd of 43,447, I seldom felt cramped while exploring the stadium. The game didn't go well for the Tigers, but it led to a uncommon occurrence: because the Tigers were losing by so many runs, second baseman Danny Worth pitched the final inning. He threw 16 pitches. All knuckleballs. Final score: Rangers 12, Tigers 2. 

A big thanks to Sean Proctor and Mike Mulholland for the housing and hanging out on this trip!

Art collects bottles before the game. 

Art collects bottles before the game. 

Derek Johnson shows off his tattoos.

Derek Johnson shows off his tattoos.

Harold Dore has worked as an usher since 2003. He collects commemorative pins and puts some of them on his hat. He has received pins from the FDNY, Heinz, the Blue Jays and many more. Someone once offered to buy his hat and asked him how much he'd sell it for. His price: $1000. 

Harold Dore has worked as an usher since 2003. He collects commemorative pins and puts some of them on his hat. He has received pins from the FDNY, Heinz, the Blue Jays and many more. Someone once offered to buy his hat and asked him how much he'd sell it for. His price: $1000. 

Josh Sims throws a ball at the speed pitch game as his teammates on the Midland Baseball 13U team from Cincinnati, OH look on.

Josh Sims throws a ball at the speed pitch game as his teammates on the Midland Baseball 13U team from Cincinnati, OH look on.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello warms up.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello warms up.

Demita Beard took her two-year-old daughter Taylor to her first game on Saturday.

Demita Beard took her two-year-old daughter Taylor to her first game on Saturday.

A recently married couple poses for photographs outside of the park. 

A recently married couple poses for photographs outside of the park. 

Drayonah Garza gives usher Bill Fundero a kiss on the cheek. Fundero has worked for the Tigers in some capacity since 1968. 

Drayonah Garza gives usher Bill Fundero a kiss on the cheek. Fundero has worked for the Tigers in some capacity since 1968. 

Tigers catcher Alex Avila warms up. 

Tigers catcher Alex Avila warms up. 

Alex Avila throws a ball to Kylie Atkins, 9, of Webberville, MI. 

Alex Avila throws a ball to Kylie Atkins, 9, of Webberville, MI. 

Street musicians perform after the game. 

Street musicians perform after the game. 

Austin Edwards attended the game with a group of parishioners from Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.

Austin Edwards attended the game with a group of parishioners from Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.