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Comerica Park update

Comerica Park Thanks in part to some photos kindly submitted by John Mikulis, I have updated the Comerica Park diagrams. They now feature a more accurate grandstand positioning, and include details on exterior structures such as that Ferris wheel and the light towers. After an awful start to the 2008 season, confounding their high hopes for another trip to the World Series, the Tigers have risen to fourth place in the AL Central Division, with a respectable .448 winning percentage.

Griffey gets #600

Congratulations to future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. for hitting his 600th home run, after a long dearth of four-baggers. It was in the first inning, giving the Reds an early lead over the Marlins, whom they went on to beat, 9-4. Too bad it had to happen in a road game, especially in a ballpark (Dolphins Stadium) with so few fans present to witness the historic event: 16,003 was the "announced" attendance.

I have little or no interest in the latest fads and trendy catch-phrases, but the following remark about career home run records really irritated me: "600 is the new 500." Barf!

Posted (or last updated or commented upon): 14 Jun 2008, 1: 18 PM

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