Let's face it: after being blown out by the Twins and Royals on the last two days, Tigers fans need a pick-me-up. While the news that Jacob Turner will be getting another MLB start this season is exciting, nothing is better for curing what ails you than Magglio Ordonez' walk-off home run in the 2006 ALCS.
To those that were at that particular game, I will forever be jealous of you (no matter how cold it was). Regardless, it's impossible to forget where you were when Maggs took Huston Street deep to send the Tigers to the World Series. I was watching on a tiny TV in a dorm room at Central Michigan, and you might have thought that a bomb went off after hearing the eruption of people throughout the halls. It was an unforgettable moment, even though the next series was as forgettable as they come.
So, Tigers fans, take a short trip back in time. Where were you when Maggs hit his walk-off home run in '06? Leave your stories in the comments.
In my apartment with my friends up at MSU. Let out a bowel-emptying scream of "YEEEESSSSS" so loud that it probably should have warranted an immediate eviction. Hugged my friend Nick so awkwardly hard that it was a legitimate surprise he didn't produce a baby nine months later. Even though at least three times a game I see a fly ball and immediately think "GONE" only to see it land 30 feet shy of the warning track, there was no debate on this one. It was instantaneous. It was the most beautiful exhibition of hitting a baseball that has ever occurred on a baseball diamond. The swing, the flight of the ball, the call of the home run and the ensuing celebration were all perfect. Excessive? Perhaps, but I have a boner right now.
I think it was the happiest moment of my life, I really do. I don't know, maybe that's sad. Fuck, I miss college.
My wife had surprised me with lions tickets and two plane tickets back to Detroit from Seattle for our anniversary. We bought tiger tickets when we found out that they made it to the ALCS. I remember it like yesterday. It was freezing. We were a little late to the game due to traffic but when we got there the atmosphere was electric. We sat in left center field. Probably 5-10 aisles away from where the ball landed. In the seventh inning I was talking to a few people around us and I told them that I wouldn't want it anyway other than a walk off home run in the ninth. Well Maggs came up and you know the rest. P.S. The lions won their first of three games that season too. Got to mob craig monroe and brandon inge after the lions game Best moments of my life other than having my kid.