It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon in early July. Under the cloudless blue ceiling, the outfield grass at Tiger Stadium looks as green as St. Patrick’s Day. Like Ernie used to say, it’s a perfect day for baseball.
You and your father are sitting on the porch in right field, sharing a big tub of buttered popcorn and cheering as Kirk Gibson knocks the donut off his bat in the on-deck circle and heads to the plate. Gibby promptly takes Baltimore’s Mike Boddicker deep — the ball landing just three rows behind your seats.
You and your father celebrate the home run with a hug and then excitedly talk about how the souvenir baseball nearly landed in your laps. Dad pats you on the head and says, “Maybe next time.”
Most of us can recall special father-son or father-daughter moments like this one, many revolving around baseball and the Tigers.
This Father’s Day, let Dad know you remember and treasure those moments with a FOXSportsDetroit.com video tribute to him.
On June 1, 2 and 3 — a three-game series against the Indians — we will be at our FOX Sports Detroit set inside the Brushfire Grill (on the main Comerica Park concourse near third base) to videotape your tribute. Just come by between the third and sixth innings, sit down at our desk and tell your father you love him in your own special way.
Then, starting on June 15, Dad will be able to view your tribute to him right here on FOXSportsDetroit.com.