Yesterday, city council took a vote, a vote in which Tiger Stadium took one step closer to it's final days. While there is some discussion as to whether or not they can proceed with demolition, they can proceed with an auction of items from the stadium. I guess perhaps I didn't attend enough games there growing up to consider myself emotionally attached to the place, as some people are. Yet strangely enough, as I've sat looking at it since moving to the region back in 2001, my sadness seems to grow a little bit with every pass. I feel more than anything, it's not the memories I have from the corner, but all the history or the game, all the memories others may have, and the significance of the site.
I personally feel that they current development plan, which looks to preserve the field, is quite possibly the best option by far. That being said, here is Ernie with his last farewell from the corner on 9/27/1999.