In the 1970s, Detroit residents launched a campaign to improve the city’s image, and “Say Nice Things About Detroit” began appearing on billboards, buttons, and bumper stickers. Go ahead—say nice things!
Tiger Stadium, situated at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, was the Michigan capital of baseball for nearly a century, opening the same day as Boston’s Fenway Park in 1912. The compact construction of the stadium ignited regular home-run tears and rousing crackerjack action. And as Tiger Stadium became designated as the home plate for Detroit entertainment, the stadium swelled to more than double its initial capacity.
For 87 years the Tigers called "The Corner" home, winning six American League pennants and four World Series championships there. Before the team moved into the more spacious Comerica Park in 2000, a farewell ceremony at Tiger Stadium ended with one last banner draped across the famous right-centerfield overhang: “Today, there is crying in baseball. So long, old friend.” Pay homage.
With some of our nation’s best beaches located on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, it’s time you think of rolling up North instead of heading to Cali’s ‘Bu. And Brooklyn, you’re officially on notice as well: the hippest scenesters (and lowest rents) are in Motor City Detroit. The nearly 100,000 square miles of the “Mitten” make up America’s best-kept secret, but don’t let that stop you from broadcasting it to the world with our super-soft tee. Go ahead and soak in that Upper Peninsula air, and say yes to Michigan. Pay homage.