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Tigers Fever: Detroit Fans Devour Post-Season Gear

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Tigers gear for sale at Fanatic-U in Taylor. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Tigers gear for sale at Fanatic-U in Taylor. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

DETROIT (WWJ) – With the American League Championship Series tied at 2-2, Detroit Tigers fans are gobbling up post-season gear.

At Fanatic-U in Taylor, Nicole Scotch says business has been brisk. “It’s been good. We’ve been having people coming in, wiping their feet at the door on the Boston doormat.”

When it comes to a potential World Series appearance, Scotch said her store is making preparations. “We stock every week and make sure that we’re fully ready,” she said, “Our basic jersey Ts are $24.99 — we do have a little bit of a variety; and our jerseys are about $100, with the name and number on it.”

A floor mat displays the Red Sox logo. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

A floor mat displays the Red Sox logo. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Which are the hottest items?

“All of our hoodies, dugout hoodies that the players wear; anything that the players wear is what everybody wants,” Scotch said.

When it comes to jerseys, she said, the best-selling names are “Scherzer” and “Cabrera,” with “Verlander” coming in at a respectable third.

Planning to meet friends to watch the game downtown Thursday night, Hernon Gara of Allen Park stopped by to pick up a post-season hoodie.

“I do collect them,” he told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Marie Osborne. “I do like having ‘em, so, every year I usually buy something. You know, it’s October, so I like to buy the sweaters.”

Get your post-season gear HERE.

Catch the Game 5 of the ALCS Thursday beginning at 8:07 p.m. on 97.1 The Ticket, and game night traffic to and from the ballpark every 10 minutes on the 8’s on WWJ.

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