The DTW West Coast Correspondents

by billfer on July 16, 2007 · 15 comments

in 2007 Season,Fan Experience

The Detroit Tigers Weblog was well represented this weekend in Seattle. Those in attendance have left comments, but I wanted to highlight them:


Bix’s tales from the 3rd base line

Bix’s Flickr Album (awesome seats, great shots Bix!)

Ed from Or noted Kenny looked worn out

Joey the K noted that Nate Robertson was signing right handed.

Chris Y noted that Maggs was parking a ton of balls in the stands during BP

Thanks to everyone for their perspectives and notes. In the future feel free to shoot me an email if you’re taking a game in the road and wish to share your experiences. Also, it’s a nice reminder that there are Tigers fans all over the place. Last year I posted a Frappr Map so that we could see where we all are, or arrange to meet some new Tigers friends for those of us who are displaced. (Note: the map doesn’t seem to be working at the moment, but the comments still do).

 
 

{ 15 comments }

Bix July 16, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Ah, billfer, you’re too kind as always. You’re just trying to get the pole position in case I have an extra World Series ticket again this year, aren’t you? :)

We had a blast on Saturday, even tho the good guys lost. Safeco is a baseball temple (that, Petco and Coors are by far my three faves of the “new” stadiums) with an AMAZING selection of chow — oh. my. god. garlic fries… And good friends made it all the better.

Hope everyone enjoys the pics!

Jason July 16, 2007 at 11:15 pm

wow bix! so many pics. pretty nice.

what kind of camera did you use?

Bix July 16, 2007 at 11:44 pm

Thanks, Jason. It’s a Nikon D50 that we bought right before going to Detroit for Game 1 last fall. In some of them the lens is a 17-55mm, but most of them were shot with a Sigma 70-300mm. We LOVE the D50. And ya, I take a lot of pics…I managed to pare it “down” to the 189 I posted :-p

Ben in Denver July 17, 2007 at 12:03 am

Great seats and great pics, Bix. Thanks for those.

I can’t believe how close you were to Inge’s catch!

Bryan July 17, 2007 at 1:33 am

Went to the saturday game at Safeco as well and it was my first baseball game experience (wanted to go to comerica park the last few years before I moved to seattle but never had time). pretty amazing field and I loved it even though we were in the upper decks. it was absolutely electric when JJ Putz came in, wonder if it’s the same for Zumaya last year in Comerica.

Inge’s catch had all the mariner fans around me cheering, nice to see him still stellar on defense

Keith July 17, 2007 at 2:11 am

Bryan — Last year it was even more electric than when Putz enters now. Well at least from my TV perspective of Safeco compared to the live Comerica perspective of Zumaya racing from the pen in left. I sincerely hope this finger injury hasn’t ruined his career and turned him into a stop gap middle reliever.

Keith July 17, 2007 at 2:35 am

And Bix — As much as I want Polly to be “My Tiger,” or that switch-hitting SS with power from both sides of the plate for that matter, Granderson makes me feel like a kid again. Every ball he chases down and every triple that he absolutely legs out because he plays the game like it is supposed to be played, makes it impossible for me to not make Grandy my Tiger. If it weren’t for CG, my interest level in this game might be half of what it was when I was 12.

Bryan July 17, 2007 at 3:35 am

Man, saw Zumaya up close but didn’t have anything beside the lousy mariner’s t shirt they gave to everyone for him to sign. Probably something I should keep in mind for next game with this one being my first and all

Joey C. July 17, 2007 at 8:55 am

This is why this is my spot for all things Tigers related. Great work Seattle guys!

And Billfer, thanks as always for being so inclusive. We’re lucky to have your website.

Bix July 17, 2007 at 10:56 am

Billfer is too good to us all. Facilitates our habit, like the enabler that he is :)

Ben: Yeah, it was like 10 feet from us max. It’s funny, because during thursday nite’s game (which I was watching at home on Fox Sports NW), a ball went right into our seats and I turned to Mrs. Bix and said “You better look alive at the game, those are our seats”. She gave me the “yeah, whatever, Wishful Thinker” look…then BAM! Her tiger’s basically in her lap on Saturday :)

Keith: Couldn’t agree more. He’s just a genuinely nice guy, who recognizes that he’s getting to play a game he loves as a job. Seems very humble, and while several guys came over to chat and sign for kids, Grandy stuck around (with that silly glove on his head the whole time…) for at least 10-15 minutes signing until every kid got their time.

Bryan/Keith: We did a “man-weekend” to SoCal a couple years ago (the year Petco opened) and caught a SD/LA game. You want electricity? When the “Hell’s Bells” starts to go BONG…BONG…BONG and the door opens for Hoffman, it’s the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen in sports. I get chills just thinking about it. The place goes absolutely freaking INSANE.

Joey the K July 17, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Heres something new I noticed at Safeco this year, when the Putz comes in they play Thunderstruck, thats fine, gets the crowd fired up, I can live with that. But then between PITCHES they play it too! I have never seen that before and didn’t like it. Anyone know of that happening elsewhere?

Note: when Marcus got his hit off him, everyone was quiet, but I felt compelled to yell out my own version, na na na na na na naaaa na TIGER STRUCK! but it was all for naught.

Walewander July 17, 2007 at 6:13 pm

I was at the Saturday and Sunday games too!
Sunday was my first time ever seeing the Tigers win live (going back approx 20 games to 1988)!
billfer, I have pictures I can send along in a couple days too, if you want.

Next year all us PNW DTWers should have a meetup…

dotarull October 11, 2007 at 8:08 pm
West Coast Tiger May 22, 2008 at 4:43 pm

I will be attending the series in Oakland and will also see at least 2 of the games against the Giants.

Chris in Dallas May 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Well, maybe that USA Today article has lit a fire under the offense. Or maybe it was that Seattle’s starters sans Bedard and Felix suck. Either way, I’ll take a 3 game whomping.

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