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For as long as I can remember, I have been a Detroit Tigers fan, as it was something that I was born into.

My father and grandfather are both big Tigers fans and I really learned the love for baseball from my dad. I don’t remember going to many games in the 90′s at Tigers Stadium due to my age, but I can remember taking trips to the newly built Comerica Park in the early 2000′s, especially a few miserable games in the historic 2003 season.

Due to my greater love for hockey at the time, I did not follow baseball as closely as I do now. My loyalty that I now show to the Tigers really began when the Detroit Tigers started to make moves to get better in 2005 and 2006, with 2006 being the season that I, like many others, fell in love with the Tigers. The 2006 season was one that I will never forget since it was the first summer I could drive, so I was able to connect more by being at the ballpark more often, and constant winning streaks made me follow the Tigers and everything baseball closer throughout the season. That, coupled with the fact that the Tigers went to their first World Series since 1984, made me never want to miss anything Tigers related ever again.

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Since that 2006 season, I have watched every game possible, even if it meant staying up till the wee hours of the morning. I find my fandom growing with each passing day, especially now that I get to see the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, and Prince Fielder on a nightly basis.


I have one play that will ever be etched in my memory, and is that moment that you can say you will always remember where you were when it happened. That moment came right here:

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About Brett D'Angelo

Oakland University graduate and die hard fan of all Detroit sports, though I am more of a Red Wings fan than anything.

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  1. Bob Schoenberg

    May 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

    i’ve been a tiger fan all my life when my grandfather was alive we would bet a nickel on every game & i would take the tiger wins & he would take the losses at the end of the yr qwe would pay out wich won won & most of the time i won & my grandfather would pay me but one yr the yigers lost more & i tried 2 pay him but he wouldn’t take it my grandfather i loved him so-much

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