A (Not So) Beautiful Day for Baseball

When I put “go to a Tiger’s game” on my 27 for 27 list, I was picturing one of those quintessential baseball days – you know, the sun is shining, the grass on the field is perfectly green, and it feels like summer. Well…that’s not exactly what we got when we went to a game this past Sunday. In fact, it was freezing, it rained/hailed/possibly snowed at a few points, I wore four layers of shirts and earmuffs (and was still cold), and we lost in the 10th inning. All of that notwithstanding, it was still a pretty good day, as most trips to Comerica Park tend to be.

My family always parks at a church in Greektown, so we started there and made a brief stop at the Astoria Pastry Shop before heading to the game. The bakery is filled to the brim with a huge variety of sweets. It’s tough to choose given all the gorgeous-looking selections, but I opted for a double chocolate cannoli this time around. It was super rich but very tasty.

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(Aren’t those strawberry cakes the prettiest things??)

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Fortified by pastries, we headed onto the game. We walked a loop around the stadium and I took pictures of every statue, like a crazy person. This is the kind of thing that happens to me when I actually bring my “real” camera along with me, as opposed to my iPhone.

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The Tigers sign was pink for Mother’s Day!

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Typically, my favorite part of any Tiger’s game is ordering one of the gigantic frozen daiquiris. However, it was so cold that I just couldn’t do it (curse you, weather gods!). Without a daiquiri, I was left with only my second favorite part of any Tiger’s game, the hot dogs. And yes, this is how I eat my hot dogs – completely plain. I’m aware that this is weird to most people, but I would never do it any other way:

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After the game, we headed to Fishbones for dinner. It was a decent meal – I had crab cakes – but nothing too exciting, so I didn’t take any photographs. On the way back to the car, the sun decided to finally shine and I had to stop to take a picture of this old church. So pretty, right?

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And that was my Sunday in the D. Here’s hoping that the next time I go, the sun decides to make more than a fleeting appearance.

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