Vintage ‘base ball’ takes root at old Tiger Stadium

July 14, 2014
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Vintage ‘base ball’ takes root at old Tiger Stadium

Yesterday at Corktown’s historic Navin Field, site of old Tiger Stadium, two teams of ladies vintage “base ball” players came together for a charity match to benefit Alternatives for Girls. Detroit River Belles captain Evette “Scrappy” Griffore touted the event as strong women playing base ball for a good cause. “Hopefully we can get...
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When the word was ‘Bird’: Mark Fidrych makes his big-league debut

May 15, 2014
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When the word was ‘Bird’: Mark Fidrych makes his big-league debut

THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 15, 1976   Detroit Tigers rookie sensation Mark “The Bird” Fidrych makes his major-league debut at Tiger Stadium against the Cleveland Indians, tossing a no-hitter for the first six innings. In his first start, Fidrych goes the distance, surrendering just two hits and a walk to the Tribe and...
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Bagels for Corktown!

December 11, 2013
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Bagels for Corktown!

When it comes to innovative new dining and drinking spots in metro Detroit, a stretch of Michigan Avenue in Corktown is the hottest spot around, rivaling even suburban strips like Royal Oak’s Main Street or even Nine Mile in Ferndale. Compared to 10 years ago, the metamorphosis has been nothing short of unbelievable. And...
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Speaking about Speakeasies

October 18, 2013
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Speaking about Speakeasies

All week long, celebrating our Slöshed issue, we’ll be looking into some of the top-shelf attractions of local drinking culture. Today, we eyeball Corktown’s Sugar House bar, courtesy of editorial intern Ashley Fagan. —Ed. Open for two years now, the Sugar House has quickly become one of the most talked-about cocktail bars in metro Detroit....
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Ottava Via: From Pawn Shop to Pasta

July 31, 2013
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Ottava Via: From Pawn Shop to Pasta

    Last Saturday night, a stone’s throw from the site of Tiger Stadium, diners at Corktown’s new Italian restaurant and bar, Ottava Via, unanimously put down their forks and beverages to applauded Miguel Cabrera, who had just hit a homer on his first at bat since returning from the disabled list. We’d dropped...
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