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 Posted April 18th, 2012 06:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
http://blog.detroitathletic.com/201...ts-navin-field/

Nice article on the problems at the Corner...

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Blade
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 Posted April 18th, 2012 07:31 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
This is just another example of the leadership in Detroit taking something that could be a positive, dragging their feet, and watching it crumble away. For as much positive work that Mike Ilitch and Dan Gilbert are trying to do for the city, there are those on city council and in the mayors office that would rather look to what benefits themselves rather than the city. That site is and could further be a place where parents can bring their children and relive the glory days, the Tigers could make it into a museum and still maintain the field for play and people would show up. The fact that they do nothing shows how those in power truly feel about the city and the attractions that would bring people into it.
   
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 Posted April 19th, 2012 08:40 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I agree completely, Blade.

One has to wonder, however, if Ilitch is actually the invisible force behind the lack of progress as he's long pushed to have the site forgotten in favor of the new ballpark.

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 Posted April 19th, 2012 01:56 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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rings wrote:
I agree completely, Blade.

One has to wonder, however, if Ilitch is actually the invisible force behind the lack of progress as he's long pushed to have the site forgotten in favor of the new ballpark.

If it were a decade ago, I would lean towards Ilitch blocking progress, but now what would there be to gain? It is not like the stadium is there anymore, and most Tiger fans that I know fully embrace Comerica. A nod to the past at the corner would do more to promote the Tiger brand than simply letting it fade away, look at St. Louis and Milwaukee as examples. In St. Louis they have the old stadium foul lines drawn into the new stadium concourse, the Brewers have the field preserved outside of Miller Park for a little league field. This should be a marketing no brainer, they have something that can add substance to the city of Detroit and Tiger brand and yet they do nothing.
   
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 Posted April 19th, 2012 02:35 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Again...I agree, but the city is so corrupted, who knows what the real reasons are. What we do know is that if Ilitch wants something, it gets done...so even if he's not against it, he's also not supporting a solution and that's pretty much the same thing.
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 Posted April 22nd, 2012 11:29 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
A follow up post from the same site:

http://blog.detroitathletic.com/201...niversary-envy/

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 Posted April 22nd, 2012 11:47 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
In honor of the 100th birthday:

http://youtu.be/_Po_mIBU5-I

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 Posted April 23rd, 2012 08:43 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
More history, this one from Jerry Green:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/...s-Tiger-Stadium

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 Posted April 23rd, 2012 12:31 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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rings wrote:
Again...I agree, but the city is so corrupted, who knows what the real reasons are. What we do know is that if Ilitch wants something, it gets done...so even if he's not against it, he's also not supporting a solution and that's pretty much the same thing.


If it's up to Ilitch, nothing will happen. His legacy is Comerica Park--and that is too bad for him. It is not a very interesting place.

I think Comerica stands to the Corner as Veterans Stadium stood to Shibe Park. The Phils let the beautiful old park decay while they had some good times at the Vet. But now Veterans Stadium is gone, too, and no one misses it very much.
   
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 Posted April 23rd, 2012 01:51 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
You're probably right, Joe, which is kind of what I was saying above.
I don't mind the Copa...it's nice and they try to recognize the past, but it certainly doesn't have the intimacy of the Corner. The slope is waaay to flat and so many of the seats are too far away.

Oh, well.

Some more memories, now picked up by some national media:
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/tiger-...in-detroit.html

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TigersRoarin84
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 Posted April 23rd, 2012 02:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I'd rather have the Corner, that's for sure. The overhang, the closeness, the history. But, Comerica is nice. Yes, seats are further away, but that's a sign of the times. It's still a great stadium with a great atmosphere and they have brought history into it. The brick (all around the stadium and then tied into the OF wall), the flag pole (which I wish was still in play), the little touches in the concourse. It's a great place.

I still miss the Corner and always will, but I've been to enough new stadiums to know the new place is pretty good. I'll miss her too when she's gone.

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 Posted April 23rd, 2012 11:07 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I miss the old stadium. I have some really good memories from going especially when I was a kid. I remember seeing Tigers vs Blue Jays in 84. I was only 8! I do like Comerica, but baseball brings out the kid in me and I will always consider Tiger Stadium the real home of the Tigers. In 100 years there will be kids saying the same thing about Comerica as I am about Tiger Stadium. Comerica just doesn't have any history yet!
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TigersRoarin84
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 Posted April 24th, 2012 10:58 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
A lot of truth there. There is a bit of good history at Comerica now though. The no-hitter, beating the Stanks and the champagne party on the cop's head, Maggs. Nothing like the Corner, and I agree, that's what's awesome about it. Reminds you of being a kid and all the great things that happened there. The first thing I thought when walking into the Wrigley concourse was "this is Tiger Stadium." It obviously wasn't, but there is something about that small walk way, the feel of the old building, just takes you back.

I'm no kid anymore, well age wise, but seeing my first playoff game at Comerica is something I'll never, ever forget.

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 Posted April 24th, 2012 12:04 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Quote:
TigersRoarin84 wrote:

I'm no kid anymore, well age wise, but seeing my first playoff game at Comerica is something I'll never, ever forget.


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