Detroit Lions Fans: Gluttons for Punishment?

September 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The second-place baseball team opened a seven-game homestand in early August. The first four of those games would be against the first-place team—the team that was 3.5 games in front. It was a marvelous opportunity to gain ground. Some good, old-fashioned, post-All-Star-break baseball tinged with pennant fever.
Four home games against a cross-lake rival, with first place within full view.
Had this above scenario occurred in Detroit, with the Tigers as the second-place team and the Cleveland Indians as the division leaders, Comerica Park would be the place to be.
The crowds would arrive early and in droves. The bistros and watering holes up and down Woodward Avenue in the Fox Theatre district near the ballpark would be overfilled with baseball-mad patrons.
Inside the stadium, the buzz would be palpable. There wouldn’t be an empty seat. The standing-room-only folks would be rubbing elbows with each other. The place would be packed to the gills.

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