The Tigers unite the state in its passion for a team that represents a city and a region that has seen its share of hard times in recent years. This state rises and falls with the struggles of the auto industry, but the people always believe that hard work will triumph and Detroit will come back. The recent successes of the Big Three represent this resiliency. The success of the Tigers gives us a reason to cheer and celebrate together.
So, for this week, the state of Michigan will come together as one, in both Detroit, at Comerica Park and at Michigan Stadium, in Ann Arbor, supporting the teams that give us so much to cheer about. This quote by Detroit Free Press columnist, Mitch Albom eloquently describes this feeling - "sports is sometimes all we have, it relieves us, distracts us, at times even saves us"