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World Series appearance has campus baseball fans revelling in Tigers’ roar

Jamie Smith is excited to see the Detroit Tigers return to the World Series, and is glad that studying at the University of Windsor makes it convenient.

A master’s candidate in civil engineering, he plans to take in the fourth game of the series against the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park on Sunday, October 28.

Smith says his father splits a set of season’s tickets with a friend and has purchased seats for the World Series. The LaSalle native, a long-time fan of Detroit’s pro sports teams, calls the city a “first-class sports town” and revels in the University of Windsor’s proximity.

“The Tigers boast the league’s best hitter (triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera) and the best pitcher (Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander) and it’s just a 20-minute drive from campus to see them play,” Smith enthuses. “It is fantastic to be this close to Comerica Park.”

Smith isn’t the only UWindsor student excited as the World Series opens tonight in San Francisco. Tiger ballcaps and jerseys are in evidence across campus as fans show their pride in the hometown heroes.

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