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post #46 of 240
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Stung! In the 12th inning! Drat!!!!!
post #47 of 240
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Announced just this afternoon on WJR...that Tiger Stadium will be demolished. The site will be developed with condos and other ventures that will blend into the Corktown neighborhood. A portion of the site will be kept as a memorial to Navin Field-Briggs Stadium-Tirger Stadium. The official announcement will be made next Friday

Sad, but perhaps all for the best as the structure is rotting away. Hopefully, there will be a tasteful, meaningful reminder of the history that took place on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.
post #48 of 240
I saw the premier of this film at The Gem a couple months ago... but here it is for those who missed it.

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Contacts:

Gary Glaser, director Alan Contino, editor
269-382-3411 (home) 313-724-0776
269-598-7102 (cell) info@deliriumfilms.com
glaser@hotmail.com
_______________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2006

Powerful new Tiger Stadium documentary examines "˜demolition by neglect'

DEARBORN, Mich. "” Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gary Glaser's latest documentary, Stranded at the Corner, will be shown Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, at Adray Auditorium on the campus of Henry Ford Community College.

Stranded explores Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium and its uncertain future at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. The storied ballpark, which has sat mostly vacant and unused since 1999, opened in 1912, just days after the sinking of the Titanic.

After nearly seven years, the City of Detroit has yet to announce a decision regarding the future of this national historic landmark. But Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to do so on June 23.

The movie deftly examines The Corner's storied past and tries to answer the burning questions about Tiger Stadium's current predicament.

Stranded features stunning historic footage of the ballpark, as well as insightful interviews with Mickey Briggs, Maryann Mahaffey, Willie Horton, Bill Haase, Peter Riley, Frank Rashid, Scott Martin, Bill Dow, and Harry Glanz, plus some great "comic relief pitching" from Thom Sharp.

Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch declined to be interviewed for the film, as did Detroit director of Planning and Development George Jackson.

Lovers of baseball and history will surely find the movie informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining.

Come see for yourself what caused one of America's great cathedrals to be abandoned ... and stranded at "The Corner" of Michigan and Trumbull.

Doors for both shows open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts promptly at 8 p.m.

Tickets are just $7.50 at the door, and only $6 online.
Seniors and students pay just $6 either way.

Cash refreshments will be available, and director Gary Glaser will be on-hand to sign DVDs before and after each screening.

Adray Auditorium a 400-seat proscenium theater with festival seating located on the campus of Henry Ford Community College on Evergreen, just south of Ford Road in Dearborn.

For directions to the auditorium, click here.
And for a sneak preview of the documentary, click here.

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AND SAVE:

www.strandedatthecorner.com
www.glaserproductions.com

For more information, call 313-845-6475.
post #49 of 240
Another victory last night. Lets keep it up boys!!!
post #50 of 240
I hate to see the stadium go, so many memories.

However, it's in one of the few economically viable parts of the city, and the Corktown people believe they can put it to good use, so I hope it works out.
post #51 of 240
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Let's go Tigers! What a joyful sound to hear in Wrigley Field.
post #52 of 240
A great series against the Cubbies and a great start against the Brewers. What a great game pitched by Bonderman last night. I am glad he didn't get charged with a loss!!!
post #53 of 240
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On Sunday, I tuned in to the local Fox broadcast during the 6th inning. After a few minutes of enduring the idle chatter, I switched over to WGN--just in time to hear the start of the 7th inning stretch. I wasn't sure what I thought I heard. In today's Free Press, my suspicions were confirmed:


THE TICKER: Piven: Hugs & -- what did he say?

June 20, 2006



It went fine when "Entourage" star and Chicagoan Jeremy Piven threw out the first pitch for Sunday's Tigers-Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

But maybe they shouldn't have given him the microphone to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.

Piven was supposed to use a G-rated version of his character Ari Gold's catchphrase from the show -- "Hug it out, Cubs fans" -- but instead reverted to his HBO language, which means something somewhat worse than "Cubs fans."

"Let's hug it out, you little bitches," Piven announced.

Geez, they can't let those HBO guys out in public. Good thing it wasn't somebody from "Deadwood."

Anyway, it amused some, offended others. A Chicago Tribune online poll, in fact, asked readers if they had a problem with it, and 57.3% of the first 10,000 voters said, "Nah, he was probably channeling Harry."

But Cubs marketing chief John McDonough issued an apology, the Trib said: "I don't know if professional adrenaline took over, but we don't ever want to introduce profanity into the seventh-inning stretch."
post #54 of 240
Here is an interesting article on the fate of Old Tiger Stadium.. including a brief history of events..

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/whores/
post #55 of 240
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
On Sunday, I tuned in to the local Fox broadcast during the 6th inning. After a few minutes of enduring the idle chatter, I switched over to WGN--just in time to hear the start of the 7th inning stretch. I wasn't sure what I thought I heard. In today's Free Press, my suspicions were confirmed:


THE TICKER: Piven: Hugs & -- what did he say?

June 20, 2006



It went fine when "Entourage" star and Chicagoan Jeremy Piven threw out the first pitch for Sunday's Tigers-Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

But maybe they shouldn't have given him the microphone to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.

Piven was supposed to use a G-rated version of his character Ari Gold's catchphrase from the show -- "Hug it out, Cubs fans" -- but instead reverted to his HBO language, which means something somewhat worse than "Cubs fans."

"Let's hug it out, you little bitches," Piven announced.

Geez, they can't let those HBO guys out in public. Good thing it wasn't somebody from "Deadwood."

Anyway, it amused some, offended others. A Chicago Tribune online poll, in fact, asked readers if they had a problem with it, and 57.3% of the first 10,000 voters said, "Nah, he was probably channeling Harry."

But Cubs marketing chief John McDonough issued an apology, the Trib said: "I don't know if professional adrenaline took over, but we don't ever want to introduce profanity into the seventh-inning stretch."

Piven is a dolt. He's whined for years about being overlooked(his childhood friend is John Cusack) and under appreciated as an actor. So he finally gains some stature(Entourage) and is invited to sing the 7th inning at Wrigley(he's from Evanston, a lifelong Cubs fan) and he proceeds to embarrasses himself and everyone concerned.
post #56 of 240
A verye xciting game against the Cards last night. I was glad to see Pujols back to his old ways. He has got 25 or 26 dingers with being out a few weeks. He is the best power hitter in the game!!!
post #57 of 240
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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
A verye xciting game against the Cards last night. I was glad to see Pujols back to his old ways. He has got 25 or 26 dingers with being out a few weeks. He is the best power hitter in the game!!!


This weekend is reminiscent of the '68 World Series.
post #58 of 240
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The Tigers sweep the Cardinals! Hot damn! This is for real, now. The Cardinals can't wait to get out of town.
post #59 of 240
i know the season isn't even half over, but I can't help being excited about this team. What a great series against the Cards. Jim Leyland should win manager of the year right now. I think the longer we hang on the better we will be. The Tigers and Chisox have been playing great an dplay each other 13 more times this year!!!! Blesss you boys!!!
post #60 of 240
Another great game by the Tigers last night. I feel like this team is never out of a game. Curtis Granderson is becomeing one clutch player. I don't know what the rest of the season holds, but I am enjoying it while I can.
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