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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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Angels come to town

Not the heavenly Angels, but the Anaheim Angels (or is it the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?).

And when the Angels are in town it means a visit/phone call from Episcopalian Ned Bergert. Ned is the head trainer for the Angels. My first year here Ned stopped by for the Sunday 8am Service before the game. He asked, concerning "the Banner" on the Church whether it was okay if he didn't pray for the Tigers...so we gave him an exemption. Since then he has been to St. John's almost every year (if it is a weekday series he comes on Wednesday at 12:15pm). He have struck up a friendship - sharing lunch and catching up this year.

Now the team is staying at a hotel outside of town, so he isn't sure if he will be in in time for Mass this year. But he offered to leave me some tickets to the game for me and the boys, which is a very nice offer. It would be my 5th game this year (a Wednesday game in April, 2 Thursday games, the parish Tiger Outing, and now the game this Thursday - weather permitting). And I have tickets for another outing with my boys karate group on June 12 vs. the Milwaukee Brewers (I lived near Milwaukee while in seminary and enjoyed going to games at the old County Stadium). You can't beat going to the stadium to watch baseball!