We passed the middle mark of four of the most electric days you will see in Detroit sports.
On Friday Prince Fielder lit up Comerica Park with two home runs. On Saturday it was Miguel Cabrera’s turn along with Torii Hunter. Miggy went 4-for-4 and Hunter went 3-5 and scored three runs. Of course Fielder wasn’t bad himself, knocking in two runs. And did I mention what a blast it was walking around downtown with all the folks in town?
On Sunday we have Justin Verlander on the mound before a packed house at Comerica. And on the basketball side Michigan held on and beat Syracuse in the NCAA men’s basketball semifinals to set up Monday’s winner take all Final against Louisville.
We are fortunate because this area has some of the most talked about stars in sports and the spotlight will be on the Wolverines the next couple days. Did you know that more than 60 percent of college basketball fans nationwide were rooting for Michigan when the Sweet 16 began? That shows the impact of the block M. And it is in our back yard. This is a great moment for everybody in the state unless you are rooting for Michigan State. The Spartans are probably busy looking for deals on Louisville gear.
The Tigers don’t carry the impact of Michigan nationwide but it is a team that could still be standing when the World Series begins. It has been a wonderful weekend and hopefully there are more great weekend’s to come.
And did I tell you Lions season is next? OK. I did not mean to spoil things.
(Join me Sunday at Harry’s Detroit (11-1 pm) for a book signing: 100 Things Tiger Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. The price is $15 per book or two for $25.)