Observation: Loved stumbling upon this multi-ball diamond playground in the middle of the city this morning. While the infields, outfields, and backstops looked like most baseball diamonds in the U.S., their dugouts were something else altogether. They had been decorated with 1000s and 1000s of small tiles to create very simple, yet whimsical images of kids just being kids. Don’t know the backstory on these ten pieces, but I like to imagine a bunch of kids working on them under the direction of the artists who designed them with those kids in mind.
Distance: 25.15 miles
D-Fact: While the Detroit Tigers and the infamous Old English D have been synonymous for decades, they actually stole the idea from another Detroit institution – the Detroit Free Press. One of two predominant newspapers in the city, the “Freep” adopted the font when it was founded in the 1830s because they were going “old school”, and it hasn’t strayed from it since. Then in 1901 the Tigers came along, and three years later, they were donning the Old English D on their uniforms.