Despite Losses, Fans Say Tigers Will Bring It In Detroit
DETROIT (WWJ) - The Detroit Tigers are in a 0-2 hole against the San Francisco Giants after a shutout loss Thursday night on the west coast, but now its time to bring the Fall Classic home to Comerica Park.
There’s no denying Tigers fans were utterly disappointed by the Giants leaving their home team in the dust.
Reggie Williams and Joseph Wilson, both of Detroit, were among the fans gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ferndale to watch the game on the big screens.
“I don’t understand what’s going on. I mean, we start off with good pitching but the bats need to come alive. That’s the problem, the bat’s not coming alive,” Williams told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill.
“Yeah, I am mad. Fielder and Cabrera, they’ve got to hit that, they’ve got to swing at it,” said Wilson.
Nick Petkov, of Birmingham, couldn’t help but agree.
“Those guys need to come through. They’re making a lot of money so, you know, it’s about time that they come through. I mean, it’s the World Series,” he said.
Even though fans say they’ve been let down by the team’s performance thus far in the World Series, most have confidence the Tigers are going to pull it back together in Detroit.
“I think it’s real tough for the Tigers, you know, but I think we’re going to come home, we’re going to get it done and we’re going to end up winning the World Series. I’ve got faith in them,” said Scott Mack. “I think when they get home at Comerica Park and they smell that Detroit air, get that Detroit crowd going, it will work out.”
And many, many more fans are keeping the faith.
“It’s alright, we’re going to come back. They’ve got to come here so we’ll be there tomorrow and we’re going to take it,” said Mike Barr.
“They’ve got history. The Tigers are a good team and I think that they can do it. They’re only down by two games so they can definitely come back,” said Melissa Bettani.
“I’m not worried. they’re coming back to Detroit. The Tigers are going to win both games. The town is just going to erupt and they’re going to do it for the town,” said Chris Lavelle.