Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, October 16, 2006

A mention in the DENVER POST

Detroit - They did it for the parishioners at St. John's Episcopal Church across the street who pray for their victories. They did it for the folks that frequent Cheli's bar and scarf Greek food at the Pegasus. They did it for the fans who pressed their noses through the screen behind home plate, hoping to touch one of their champagne-soaked jerseys.
But more than anything they did it for themselves, executing one of the most remarkable U-turns in sports - from an American League-record 119 losses in 2003 to four victories from wearing diamond-encrusted rings.
While horns honked, people screamed and sirens flickered, the Tigers completed another chapter of their improbable gags-to-riches story, sweeping the Oakland A's in the American League Championship Series with a 6-3 victory on Magglio OrdoƱez's walk-off home run.....

For the rest of the story go to http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_4495050
Staff writer Troy E. Renck can be reached at 303-954-1301 or trenck@denverpost.com.