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Take me back to the ballpark


You’ve had a full season to decide. Was peeing in clean, state-of-the-art bathrooms really that important? Did Commercial Park entertain the whole family with its Ferris wheel, McDonald’s stand and all-around upbeat ambience? Or, in retrospect, do you concede that perhaps watching a ball game in Tiger Stadium, with its good sight lines, intimacy and character was not quite the wretched inconvenience we were made to think? Of course, your answers to these questions don’t matter, because the past is the past. However, if you are feeling sad about the old ballpark, or just feeling lonely, the new 11-inch-by-11-inch-by-4-inch miniature model of Tiger Stadium will provide you with the “companionship of this very special design for many years.” Available at for $80.

Tom A’Hearn pays attention here every other week. E-mail

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