Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Postcard from the Tigers Game

If you know us very well, you know that Ben's passions are baseball and tigers, and that the best of his worlds come together in Detroit. It was a dream come true for him to get to see the Tigers play at Comerica park.

Doing their "Tiger pose" with Mickey.
Who apparently is a Tigers fan.
Aren't tigers cats?

Paws is so smart. He knows the kids' caps cover up their faces in the pictures.
He's got the solution for that. Thanks, Paws!

The Orioles scored five runs on Justin Verlander in the first inning. In fact, the first pitch was a home run. Ben was a little nervous, but kept his cool. The Tigers answered with three in the bottom of the first, and after that Verlander pitched a gem. By the end of the fifth inning, the score was tied 5-5, and stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth. Clete Thomas came to the plate with two out and went full count...

...then he crushed one straight into center field for a walk-off homer.

It was the kind of night that dreams are made of.


Joy said...

His smile says it all. How exciting for him.
I'm so impressed with your play by play announcing skills. You are such a cool mom!


Janette said...

Sounds like you guys are having a wonderful time and making awesome memories!

Marrdy said...

Oh yes, tigers are kats and Mickey should be scared. Good thing he has two bodyguards to keep the tigers away and him safe! I love baseball too but my team is the Reds. (I know, embarrassing!)