So, tonight Detroit beat the Yanks!  In doing so the Tigers eliminated New York in the division series for the second time in six seasons.

I definitely shrieked like a wild banshee when they won…

Holy sh*tballs we won!!

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes!!

Yeah, that happened. Woo-hoo!

I have to admit, last week when my New York family wanted to make a bet with me on who was going to win, I was weary.  I believed in the Tigers, but let’s face it, the Yankees are kind of the bomb lately…and not lately too.

As I have mentioned before, I am a native Detroiter and was born and raised in the mitten state.  That’s why I couldn’t even think about rooting for the Yanks (even though I’ve lived in New York for over 10 years now.)

I couldn’t root for the Yanks, you see, because Detroit is my hometown.  Period.

As I mentioned before, Detroit needed this.  Detroit has been through a hell of a lot lately, and tonight was finally our time to shine, and we did.  It’s no secret that I get a little sensitive when people bad mouth my home state.  It’s sad that there is such a stigma behind where I’m from, and it’s hard not to get down when it constantly gets such a bad rap.  I may be petite, but I will take anyone on that has anything to say about the D and fight the bitter battle.  Why, might you ask?  Well, because it’s simple…

I believe.

People just assume Detroit is going under, and that it’s a place that is filled with nothing but violence.  By the way, these things are mostly assumed by people who have never even stepped foot in Detroit, let alone walked a mile in our shoes.  No matter what, there is one fact that always remains…

Detroit is for fighters…plain and simple…We’re scrappy…but most of all…

We have heart.

The Tigers displayed that immense heart tonight.

And nobody can take that away from us.

Go Tigers!

How we learn the alphabet in Detroit.

16 thoughts on “Detroit…WE NEEDED THIS!!!

  1. I’m into not rooting for the Yankees, but go Rangers! Crap, when I say that, they lose. I’m bad luck.

    I want you to post about your tattoo that I spotted in these pics. And any else you might have!

  2. Congratulations! I’m not the biggest sports fan but I liked the Yankees because my dad did. That being said, I AM sad but understand that this is a big week for Detroit too.

    There is always next year! 🙂

  3. I am from the Midwest and recently moved out to the West Coast about 6 years ago. I am a Midwest girl at heart and still root for the Midwest teams – so YAY! Detroit. I grew up in Detroit off and on until I was 16 and it is a great city and will continue to thrive and survive because it just is the way! Great Post & Have an Awesome Weekend:)

    • Thank you so much for your support of the D, Renee! When I get comments like that, it makes writing my blog worthwhile!!

    • I know!!! Thank you for reminding me of that, Amber!! I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes when the kept happening!!

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