Last night the Detroit Tigers defeated the NY Yankees by a score of 8-1 in a clean sweep of the 2012 American League Championship Series, clearing the way for the team to go straight to the World Series Championship. My BFF Sarah (who is the BIGGEST Tigers fan alive) and I were able to watch the Tigers cream the Yankees in person last night. Because of the rain delay, the game that was supposed to be played on Wednesday night was pushed back to last night … giving me an opportunity to see the game in person. I’m not a big sports fan but last night’s win felt pretty fantastic to me.
I’m not even exaggerating, every time I looked up I watched another baseball sail out of the park as homerun after homerun was hit by the Tigers last night. Baseball, IMHO, is not a fun game to watch on TV but in person, it’s the most electrically charged experience (especially when your team is winning). For me, tho, the best part of last night’s win was the look on 42,000+ people’s faces as we herded out of the stadium and into the streets of Detroit. Detroit, all y’all may be well aware, has many problems. To see the city filled with so many happy and hopeful faces last night really struck me hard. I love this city so much, it pains me to see how bad things have gotten … and if it takes a winning sports team to brighten up the city and bring people back to Detroit, then I’m all for it. Go Tigers, thank you so much!
The last time the Tigers won the World Series was back in 1984, I’m ready to party like it’s 1984 again :D
Today, I’m heading back downtown to pick up my race bib for the Detroit International Half Marathon this Sunday. I’m getting excited for my run, I have to say. I’m seeing my parents later tonight and then maybe a movie with Mark. Low key, gotta rest up. It’s the weekend again, folks, have a happy and safe one! Happy Friday!!