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Listen to a song about Tiger Stadium

Andrew Norton

"The Corner" was written and sung by Ben Hassenger about his and others' memories of Tiger Stadium. He plans on heading down to The Corner from his home near Lansing to shoot a video. You can take a listen at his MySpace page or the Detroit Free Press.

I think he did a great job. It's got a nice beat to it and his lyrics paint a picture of what once was and will now only be a faded picture in our memories.

The Tiger Stadium saga continues

Andrew Norton

Embattled Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick has given a stay of execution of sorts for the eventual demolition of Tiger Stadium. The original June 1 deadline has obviously passed and the Mayor has given The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy (of which broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell is a board member) until August 1 to come up with the $15 million necessary to preserve the home plate corner of, well, The Corner (Tiger Stadium, that is :) ). The Detroit Free Press quoted Kilpatrick as saying, "History deserves a chance" and it just might be a possibility that the mayor is hoping this helps his chances as well in the form of goodwill and keeping himself in office. But, that is a different and extremely long story.

Demolition of the parts of the stadium not designated as being saved by the Conservancy will begin shortly. If you're looking for any last photos of the old stadium before it is torn down you'd better head on down to Michigan and Trumbull asap.

I'm surprised as anyone that Tiger Stadium is still standing. It's demolition has been given extension after extension with one thing remaining constant - no group, club, or other well-meaning organization has been able to raise the funds necessary for preservation of any sort.

Do I love Tiger Stadium and it's history?

You bet, look at the page I created about it - Tiger Stadium.

The one thing I am longing for is some closure on this whole deal. The final game played at Tiger Stadium (by the Detroit Tigers anyway) was September 27, 1999 and for nearly nine years the residents and businesses around the stadium have had a front row seat to this Grand Cathedral's slow and steady slip into an eyesore.

Read my previous posts on Tiger Stadium

Sharing the love Detroit Tigers style

Andrew Norton

Well, the 2007 season is only 2 games old for the Detroit Tigers. Due to the crummy winter weather we have, yesterday's game against the Blue Jays was postponed. In celebration of a new season and the hopes of warmer weather to come I invite you to check out these Squidoo lenses I created.

History of Tiger Stadium - includes pictures, facts, and more from the first ballpark at "The Corner" - Bennett Park to Tiger Stadium

Detroit Tigers Baseball - a celebration of the rich history and great players of the Detroit Tigers franchise

Ernie Harwell - longtime Detroit Tigers baseball broadcaster and broadcasting legend

For all of you Tiger Fans be sure to follow the season at The Detroit Tigers Weblog. I believe it is THE best Detroit Tigers blog. Blog creator and super Tiger fan, Bill Ferris, does a great job of game posts, general Tigers news, tons of stats and analysis, and even reports on the minor league system and players.

Have a Great Weekend & think warm thoughts!