What you see here is not just a standard set of partly printed playoff tickets. It’s the rarest thing you’ll find in Detroit: hopes and dreams that have yet to shattered by a depressed economy and its effect on a formerly proud urban center.
Therein lies the only problem with the Tigers’ entrance into the playoffs this season. Their city’s financial situation is bound to be exploited by sportscasters with painfully insensitive metaphors and horrid music montages. But I suppose that’s a small price to pay for playoff baseball.
After yesterday’s twelfth victory in a row, this time in extra innings, the Detroit Tigers currently sit 13.5 games up on the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox with a magic number of two.
Thanks to @spacemnkymafia for the picture.