Tigers Fans Confident in World Series Hopes
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The Detroit Tigers are just hours away from what could be a sweep of the World Series, following a Game 4 postponement due to inclement weather. It's been a nail biter of a series with the New York Yankees and fans are anxious.
People have been coming out to Comerica Park whether or not they have a ticket. Fans want to be part of what could be a history-making night in Detroit.
The Tigers faithful will tell you there's something special brewing in Detroit.
"I didn't think it was going to happen, but it's here now, looks like they're going to take it all," Mike Neckel of Dexter said.
It's a bit of magic fans hopes will sweep the Yankees away. What's making the difference this year?
"Pitching, Cabrera, Prince," Neckel added.
That optimism is translating into major sales at area bars and restaurants. As for tickets, you could call the interest overwhelming.
"Most of the people I've heard they're sold out or are getting tickets on last minute deals," one fan said. "A lot of money out here on these tickets. $120 tickets going for $300-$400."
"It's huge for us, especially being an event-driven bar," Cheli's Bar Manager Nick Stepanski said. "We're only open for major events so the longer they play, it's all a bonus and with the lockout with the Red Wings, we're feeling the hurt from that so any added Tigers games help us out immensely."
Tiger fans have faith in their team. They say the run will continue and they're willing to put their money on it.
"Oh yeah, we just got tickets this morning," Randy Locker of Ann Arbor said, of his pass to the World Series.
Business owners and managers say Detroit is ready to host World Series games. Detroit has already seen a Super Bowl, Final Four and Frozen Four. They say a World Series would round it out.