Baseball is back!

Watching my Tigers :tiger: playing an exhibition game at Cincinnati, on MLB.TV. The Tigers scored 5 runs in the top of the 2nd, including back-to-back-to-back home runs. :baseball:

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Tigers lost, 9-7. :frowning:

Go Dodgers!

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So the first game back (regular season) was shortened by rain. Kinda how this year has gone.

I’m a Pirates fan. So yeah, that’s all I have to say. :cry:

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As a Tigers fan, Opening Day is always my favorite day; full of optimism, still tied for first place, the world is our oyster. Then, the season begins and reality sets in.

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Hello fellow Tigers fan! :tiger: We’re all behind our baseball team, GO GET EM TIGERS!

Ah, yes. I was just s boy but I remember that song from the 1968 season. I believe it was written by Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell.

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I didn’t exist yet :slight_smile: I grew up in the Bless You Boys era and have fond memories of the '84 championship run. In fact I still have the tickets my Dad and I used to attend Game 3 of the '84 ALCS, and Game 3 of the World Series.

I also still have my copy of Sparky Anderson’s Bless You Boys book, his diary of the '84 season.

Ah yes, 1984. Another very good year and World Series championship. I loved that team, as well, with Alan Trammel, Lou Whitaker, Kirk Gibson, Jack Morris, Dan Petry, Willie Hernadez, etc. Quite a team. :grinning:

To have attended those games in person must have been special baseball memories. I hope you had good seats to soak it all in.

The last few years have been pretty sparce of good memories, but hopefully things will change soon after rebuilding is complete.

Right behind home plate, in the :wheelchair: section.

Honestly though, the clearest memory from those two games is Willie Hernandez getting the final out of the ALCS and sending the Tigers to the World Series. (Hey, it was 36 years ago.)

I should maybe pop in my DVD of Game 3 of the WS this weekend to refresh my memory of that game. :slight_smile:

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You had wonderful seats! Yes, that sounds like a fun thing to do with the DVD this weekend.

The World Series tickets were $30 each for the best seats in the house. These days, that couldn’t even get you in the building for the World Series.

Final - Reds 7, Tigers 1

Yes, what a dud. At least they won’t lose more than 60 games this year :cowboy_hat_face:

Watching Kansas City and Cleveland on TV.

Zero crowd reaction to any play.

Cardboard cutouts of fans here and there in the stands.

Weird.

REALLY weird.

But hearing Ryan Lefebvre (a Catholic, by the way) and goofy Rex Hudler calling the game…awesome.

My father has always been a Tigers fan. It goes back to when my parents lived in Chicago when they were first married and he would listen to the games on a radio station they could pick up from Detroit. I have no idea why he didn’t become a fan of either of the Chicago teams!

Probably WJR In Detroit (760 on your AM dial :grinning:). It used to be flagship station for Tigers for quite a few years. Its’ signal carried far and wide for hundreds of miles at night, all the way to parts of east coast and as far south as Carolinas. I even heard it (with a little static) as far away as Oklahoma.

To my knowledge, WJR quit carrying them some time ago - around 2001, I think. It just dawned on me that I am older than I thought. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

TIGERS WIN!!! Final score Tigers 6, Reds 4. :+1:

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Yes, the Tigers’ flagship radio station is now 97.1 The Ticket.

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