Go Detroit Tigers!
Detroit Wrangle Part 1
And Go SF Giants! I tried so hard to engage in last night's third Presidential debate, honestly, but my brain was feeling like porridge. It just wasn't happening for me. My heart was in San Francisco where the SF GIants defeated the St Louis Cardinals for a place in the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. Please, I don't want to get into the dynamics of world domination in a series which sees each baseball game played within the borders of the US and, to explain it to you fully, I would have to go into Google's depths for all the information. And if I can do that, so can you! I don't wish to sound mean hearted, it's just the porridge talking . . . To tell you the truth, I am not even the biggest sports fan but I am a big fan of Detroit! And San Francisco! To have spent time in both cities during times of rabid excitement when bat meets ball meets glove is to have experienced the raging pulse of passionate fandom. But these photos, all Detroit, are such a small part of the bigger picture which is a big beating heart and soul of spirit and pride. This is going to be a great World Series (I can't believe I just said that . . . ). Two gritty teams from two great cities, both winners already!
My Yankees are out. What a collapse. The Yankee haters are happy. What they don’t understand is that the Yankees are the most difficult and stressful team on which to play. Success is not measured by winning the division or a superior W/L record. If you don’t go all the way and win it all you are a complete failure. Tough standards for any team.
Carl, you are right about the tough standards and what I get from the Yankees is that they are missing out on some fun out there because of all that pressure. It was a spectacular collapse with some great moments which could go some way to a rejuvenation of fresh spunk and spirit. What would you do with the A-Rod???
koyaanisqatsi – cinema photography by Ron Fricke – 1983. These images brought it to mind. the DVD should still be around. You’re getting the middle of the shot right PK.
Thank you for this Pete, I am most touched, and encouraged! I had a quick peek on YouTube, very impressive, and will look for the DVD.
You get into the bowels of the city. Your pictures always have something different and very best.
Hello Carlos, thank you and lovely to see you back from your travels!
You’ve got to try video w/ proper background music (Mark Geary perfect warm, lonely music). You must view koyaanisqatsi. I saw it on PBS years ago and when I got my DVD player I hunted it down. It’s a perfect way to watch something that doesn’t scratch your brain but at the sam time leaves an impression.
Tracking it down now, thanks Tom. As much as my brain porridge needs stirring I appreciate that it won’t hurt.
This is a great sequence, but I love the payoff shot! That’s a real YES, especially when twinned with your words. I’m off to Google now…
Richard, Detroit is full of so many pay off shots and I can’t wait to go back for more. I have spent enough time in SF to know that I could happily live there ie if I had to leave NY, but then I went to Detroit and sort of fell in love with it . . .
You have some truly timeless photos here. The kind that say take me now! I may not be here tomorrow.
I love the buildings’ glass reflections. Vibrant!
I’ve not been to Detroit but I have explored other parts of Michigan. I love that state!
Annie, I am sure you found some of the best spots in Michigan and I so hope to explore more of it one day soon! What are your favourite parts?
Wilderness State Park and anywhere in the U.P.
Your photos of Detroit are fantastic! It’s a memorable city and now your photos have immortalized it.
Hello Eddie and thank you so much for your lovely comment!
brilliantly captured, as always, Ms. K.
SiG, your comment “Haunting, Intense, Powerful” describes Detroit perfectly!
Baseball! World Series!. I used to think cricket was slow. However, SF is a great city, been there a couple of times and loved it. I’ve never been to Detroit but it looks interesting from a photography point of view…
Mike, I think of baseball as the circus version of cricket, something for everyone! SF is such a fun city and here is a local SF link for your virtual enjoyment and guide to the WS!
Hope you get to Detroit one day!
Superb set of images. Am no sports buff myself, but I certainly want to experience the ‘passionate fandom’ of these two cities 🙂
I’ve never watched baseball. It isn’t a game I seem to cotton up to. – SORRY – but I had a friend (she’s passed on now) that loved the Yankees. Her Father and her would watch the games and be on the phone as if they were together. He lived in Babylon, Long Island, N.Y. (my old residence once I was married) and she was living in Florida. I would sit there and be amazed at how much both of them enjoyed the game. I always had tears in my eyes. Their relationship was incredible even without the Yankees. But, the Yankees added to that bond. She was a dear friend from Long Island all the way to Fla. (25 years). She was a great gal. Oh … I got lost – anyway – good luck with the World Series.
Just can’t get into baseball after the Ranger’s epic collapse… 😦 There’s always next year!
Great post and great support of the Big D! Go Tigers. I’m not sporty either, but have to vote for the
Tigers!! Xo, Margie
your Detroit descriptions are really good, good for any printed magazine too, I believe!
chilled and rocking!
I’ve set a link to you!