Pray For The Tigers At Special Service Tonight

By Roberta Jasina

“Bless you boys” … literally.

Is there a prayer for the Tigers’ bullpen and the team’s “closer by committee” strategy? Find out Thursday night at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church on Woodward right next to Comerica Park in Detroit.

Fr. Steven J. Kelly is holding his annual “Pray Here for the Tigers” service at 6 p.m.

They’re praying for everyone from the players, to the vendors, to the owners, to the fans.

With a couple of hymns, a couple of readings — the service will last about 25 minutes and it’s open to the public. Kelly said it’s a fun service that ends with a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

But, does God really care about the Tigers?

Kelly said, jokingly, that he knows God doesn’t play favorites, but on a personal level he hopes God cares more about the Tigers than the Yankees. As a theologian, though, he knows the Lord doesn’t take sides.

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