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What a great day for baseball, even for us diehard hockey fans and the knowledge that our hometown hockey heros were also playing just down the road. Prior to the game, all Little Caesar Hockey Champions and their coaches took to the field for a photo op and acknowledgement from the announcer. Each youth hockey team was sporting their colors, with the Flint 94's in their home darks. The scoreboard scrolled the champion teams by division to applause. Very cool! Then it was back to our seats for the 1PM start. The Tigers (and Verlander) did their part to complete a great day at the park with a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
As for the Wings... nevermind. I take full responsibility for their triple overtime defeat at the hand of the Ducks. Had I been home in front of my 9-inch black-and-white t.v. screen, this never would have happened. Apparently the hockey gods do not appreciate my galavanting around to other sporting events just as much as they have made it clear that my big HD widescreen LCD is OFF LIMITS during the playoffs.