Fans Show Up Early for World Series in Detroit

By: Anthony Sabella Email
By: Anthony Sabella Email

The Tigers team store in Comerica Park filled up shortly after opening at 10 a.m., Saturday as fans came from all over to buy Detroit Tigers World Series apparel.

"It's just natural to come out here and see them in a World Series," said David Vind, who traveled from Reading, Pennsylvania. "You don't get to the World Series everyday."

More than 100,000 fans flooded downtown Detroit during the game. For Garrett Healy of Tampa, Florida, seeing the Tigers in the World Series is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"It's an experience that not many people get so just cherish it while you have it," said Healy, whose father surprised him with the tickets shortly after Detroit beat the Yankees in the ALCS.

Enjoying it was the plan for Aaron Kottke of Detroit. Even though he could not get tickets for the big game, he had a plan that would keep him from missing any of the action. Just cling to the outside fence.

"You can basically see the entire game," said Kottke. "You just can't see the left fielder or the center fielder if they go way back to make a catch."

As for keeping his spot for the entire day, everything Kottke needed was in his backpack.

"I have just a little bit of water, some sunflower seeds," said Kottke. "I don't want to eat or drink too much because I don't want to have to go to the bathroom."


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