(10/24/12) - Home runs are launching out of Brown Stadium in Burton, almost a full month later than usual. Members of Mott College's baseball team have a rule - their early morning wiffle ball games continue on as long as the Tigers do.
"This is just motivation. 8 o'clock tonight, the World Series. It's just a different world, an ambiance. There's an electricity in the air. That's what we come for," said Shawn Brown, Mott C.C. Baseball Coach.
The guys are still trying to land tickets for the games at Comerica Park, but no luck so far.
"They were $400 on Stubhub for standing room only. I can't do that right now. I started a charity fund actually to get me to the World Series, if you'd like to donate," said Lauren Graham, Mott C.C. Baseball Player.
And as for the Tigers' chances in the World Series, the Mott Bears don't have any doubts.
"I've got Tigers in 5. It's not going back to San Fran. Verlander's going to dominate," Graham said.
As for Brown Stadium, it was built in 1997 in Brown's backyard. Every summer, teams from across North America drop by. Even former Tiger Milt Wilcox has paid a visit. So far, Brown's invested more that $5,000 in his personal field of dreams.
"The Green Monster, which we emulate from Fenway Park, in right field, we have the crops simulating the Field of Dreams, and stadium seating right over here," Brown said.
New this year, and by pure coincidence, water beyond the left wall, modeled after McCovey's Cove in San Francisco, which the Tigers hope to land a few balls in during the World Series.
"Splish, splash. I'm hoping for some bombs here. That's what we have going right now," Brown said.
Despite it's growing popularity, Brown Stadium is not open to the public.
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