Friday, November 2, 2012
While Detroit may have lost the World Series on the field, the team's fans are the champs of photo uploads in a virtual contest between Patches in Michigan and northern California.
Congratulations Detroit Tigers fans! You have shown more pride in your team during a virtual competition on Patch than followers of the San Francisco Giants in northern California. Take a look at the 37 photos uploaded by Tiger fans, and the 26 those by the Bay shared on their Patch sites. Just wait until next year!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of World Series at Comerica Park.
The Detroit Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. The San Francisco Giants hold a 3-0 edge in the best-of-seven series heading into today's game. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Max Scherzer (16-7, 3.74 ERA regular season; 1-0, 0.82 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Matt Cain, (16-5, 2.79 ERA regular season; 2-2, 3.52 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tigers look to dig out of 0-2 hole in series vs. San Francisco.
The Detroit Tigers took a beating this week in San Francisco, and are looking to dig themselves out of a hole back home Saturday in Detroit for Game 3 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 ERA regular season; 1-1, 1.35 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Ryan Vogelsong, (14-9, 3.37 ERA regular season; 2-0, 1.42 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Twitter users share their thoughts about the Detroit Tigers performance in the second game of the World Series, and predictions for the remainder of Fall Classic.
Twitter users took to the social media website following Game 2 of the World Series and shared their thoughts on the performance of the Detroit Tigers, and their thoughts about the balance of the series. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities:
San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan's move in game two Thursday triggers the chain's "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion at locations including Berkley.
The Detroit Tigers 2-0 loss to San Francisco in Thursday's second World Series game may leave fans dejected, but at least they can enjoy free tacos next week. Angel Pagan's stolen base in the eighth inning triggers Taco Bell's World Series "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion. Customers can pick up a free Doritos Locos Taco at any Taco Bell, including the one in Berkley, from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 30. According to a Huffington Post report, the Giants center fielder didn't know about the promotion until after the game. Game 3 of the series will be played Saturday in Detroit, with the first pitch thrown at 8:07 p.m.
Tigers gear flies off store shelves, outsells World Series opponent's wares.
The Detroit Tigers return home this weekend for Game 3 of the World Series down 0-2 against the San Francisco Giants, but the team's merchandise sales continue to ride a hot streak. The Tigers are No. 2 in Major League Baseball in merchandise sales, behind the New York Yankees, whom the Tigers swept in the American League Championship Series, and just ahead of the Giants, according to the Detroit News. The sales give the Tigers an 11 percent market share of MLB merchandise sales, compared with the Yankees' 33 percent and the Giants' 7 percent, the report said. Employees at Fanatic U say the biggest sellers amongst Tigers merch has been the locker room T-shirts players sported after winning the ALCS, and the official playoff hoodies worn …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's time for Detroit area fans to rally. Post your photos and let's show the Bay Area just how "fanatic" you are about the Tigers.
The World Series is a best of seven-game series and diehard fans know that the Tigers have been grinding out victories all season long. So don't panic about the losses so far to the Giants. Let's show our Tigers that we're behind them all the way. Starting Oct. 25, and running through the last out of the series, fans of both teams will be competing head-to-head to see who can post more photos on their respective Patch sites showing team pride. The side with the most uploaded images wins. There are no cash or prizes. It's about showing that our pride matches the prowess of our baseball team! So get busy. Dig out those ballpark photos and post 'em on Patch. Show your favorite T-shirt or hat or replica jersey. Impressive bar in the basement? …
As the Detroit Tigers prepare to come home to Detroit for Games 3, 4 and 5 against the San Francisco Giants, we want to know what songs you listen to in order to get in the mood for some baseball.
With Game 1 behind us (and erased from our memories), it's time to get excited again about being in the 2012 World Series. And what better way to do that than to turn up the volume on your stereo or online playlist. But what is it that you're listening to? While San Francisco might like the sounds of indie rock They Might Be Giants, Detroit has Eye of the Tiger and the famed Detroit Rock City, just to name a few. Tell us your favorites in the comments below and we'll string together a playlist on Spotify to share with everyone. And if you need a playlist immediately, check out the ones The Huffington Post put together for the Tigers and the Giants.
The Detroit Tigers are in San Francisco today for Game 2 of the World Series. Here's where you can follow the game when it starts at 8:07 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers' quest for a World Series title resumes Thursday in San Francisco with Game 2. The Giants lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Starting pitchers: Doug Fister, (10-10, 3.45 ERA regular season; 0-0, 1.35 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Madison Bumgarner, (16-11, 3.37 ERA regular season; 0-2, 11.25 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 7:30 p.m., with opening pitch scheduled for 8:07 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free audio stream. Subscribers to MLB.TV's Postseason Package can watch a delayed broadcast beginning 90 minutes after its conclusion (only international viewers can watch it live, due to Fox's broadcast rights), or can stream the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Looking for tickets to the World Series? Watch ticket trends before buying.
Tigers mania has reached a fever pitch in Metro Detroit as the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants do battle in the World Series. Fans eager to be a part of the live action, however, might have to dip deep into their savings when buying tickets. According to Crain's Detroit Business, the average ticket price for Games 3, 4 and 5 at Comerica Park are about $730. But, Crain's reports, the prices have plummeted in the past week and a half: On ticket reseller StubHub.com, the cheapest tickets during the homestand are $375 for a single standing-room-only spot for Game 3 or Game 5. Those looking to be able to sit down during the game, however, will have to pay upwards of $400 for bleacher seats, or $500 for reserved seats. On Craigslist, …