The trip yesterday afternoon to Comerica Park didn't exactly worked out like I hoped.
First, the weather did not cooperate. The forecast was calling for a high of 85, which was cooler than it has been the past few days, a welcome relief. Well, they were wrong. It was very hot and very uncomfortable. The temperature at the start of the game was 93 with a clear sky and little wind. And Comerica offers no shade. We were cooking in the first row of the upper deck.
Here is the view from our seat. Note to anyone going to Comerica, don't sit in the Row A of the 300 level unless you like moving your head up to avoid the plexiglass.
Second, the Cubs lost and got swept by the Tigers. The game got off to a good start, with Michigan alum Jake Fox hitting his first career home run in the first inning, staking Ted Lilly to a 3-0 lead. But Ted couldn't hold it, giving up a couple long balls himself. The Cubs ended up losing 6-5, just before big storms roared through.
We ended up leaving the game after 7 innings. Little Wrigley Wax did not like the heat or the seat location (too close to the edge) and with the Cubs down (and I too was pretty uncomfortable) we left early for the air-conditioned comfort of the car and then the hotel.
Here are a few other looks at the park.