Saturday, August 23, 2008

On the Road - Detroit, Where the Weak Are Killed and Eaten

Lions, and Tigers, and slums, oh my! The title above used to be on a T-shirt, and after visiting the in-laws in the 'burbs I realized how bad things are in the Motor City. Driving through about 10 miles of inner city decay (and how about all those orange buildings) makes coming back to clean, neat, (hot) Dallas wonderful. But it wouldn't have been a family adventure without catching a Tiger's game.

What you don't see in the pictures are the buildings surrounding the stadium, row after row of graffiti covered, broken windows, boarded up office towers. And the Detroit Free Press makes the Dallas Morning News look like the New York Times, all the current news revolved around the mayor's quick trip to jail (left the country while on bail), new felony charges (shoved an officer of the court) and his pending trial.

However, the hamburgers and bratwurst they served at the stadium grill were delicious, the beer on tap was ice cold, the evening was a cool 68 degrees. Unfortunately Oakland beat the Tigers, fortunately the team store had some lovely ladies apparel.
It's been a while since I've been to anything other than a high school baseball game, is the itty-bitty cotton candy packet they sold a trend or do some stadiums still sell the old fashioned ball of spun sugar on a cone?

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