Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 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

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tiger Baseball Outing 2007

We had our biggest turn out ever for our yearly Tiger Baseball Outing! Last year we sold 215 tickets, this year 325!

Of course, it was great seeing so many people here at the Church beforehand, for services and the barbeque. Unless you know that we had the Tiger outing, no one would believe that we had our second largest Sunday attendance (even bigger than Palm Sunday) on the seventh Sunday of Easter!

The choir sounded great doing the National Anthem, but they had some country music singer doing "God Bless America" instead of our choir soprano Mary Grivas.

And best of all, after a 6 year draught, the Tigers finally won a game on the day of our outing to the ballpark! 6-3 was the final score.

Meg attended her 2nd Tiger Game (the first one was the World Series Game). Despite the cold wind (61 degrees and windy!), Meg lasted until the 5th inning, when Jennifer had to take William home to go to his Little League game (which they won 20-5). Sam went with them, but Andrew and I stayed until the end, and then went down to the field for "kids run the bases" at the ballpark.

Perhaps we should arrange another day to go the park this summer to break up the Summer heat. It would be without the choir, but hotdogs, and baseball are a great time. Looking at the calendar the Tigers have Sunday Games vs. the Yankees and A's. I will have to make some phone calls tomorrow

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