John Truong, wearing a Samurai warrior outfit, throws out a ceremonial pitch before the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Photo: Paul Sancya/The Associated Press)
In this Oct. 13, 2013 photo, fans and Boston Police officer Steve Horgan celebrate as Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter falls over the right field fence into the bullpen trying to catch a grand slam hit by Boston Red Sox’ David Ortiz during Game 2 of the American League baseball championship series, in Boston. With one swing, Ortiz tied the game and helped the Red Sox send the AL championship series to Detroit tied one game apiece. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Stan Grosfeld)
“I’m really excited. He asked me right before season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down low for quite a while,” Upton told E! News upon revealing her massive engagement ring. Though they’ve kept it a secret from everybody, this news will come as an extra shock to all the men who downloaded the mobile app Game Of War: Fire Age based on the implied agreement that, if they played enough of it, they would eventually get to marry Kate Upton, who famously appeared in the app’s TV spots and inescapable social media advertisements.
Sports will have a role in any renaissance. The motto “The city that can’t pay its bills, but can play ball” isn’t exactly what you want to see on Welcome to Detroit signs. But it speaks to how a city clamoring for anything positive can use its valuable sports identity as a means for reminding everyone that Detroit won’t timidly crawl into a corner and fade from existence.