Local fans show their support for Lions, Tigers

Matt DeYoung • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

It’s only fitting that this fall, as the Lions are off to their best start since Dwight Eisenhower was in office and the Tigers are closing in on their first World Series championship in almost 30 years, that fans of the two teams are soaking it all in.

Monday was one of the most significant sports days for Detroit sports teams in recent memory.

While the Tigers battled the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the Lions hosted the rival Chicago Bears in the first Monday Night Football game for Detroit in a decade.

Fans gathered at spots across West Michigan to cheer on their teams. Grand Haven Golf Club offered a special on beer and wings in an attempt to lure golfers off the course and into the clubhouse to watch the Tigers.

Joe and Diane Ruch kept track of the first inning of the game on Diane’s cell phone, then settled in at GHCG to watch their favorite baseball team attempt to tie the ALCS at 1-1.

“We’re big Tigers fans,” Diane said. “We’ve been staying up every night to watch them. They’re going to go all the way — at least I hope so.”

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