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Photos: Pregame at World Series Game 3

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DETROIT — Seeing down into a ballpark from 59 stories above isn't an experience I've often had, so I was surprised to find this view of Comerica Park after throwing back the curtains of my hotel room at the Renaissance Center a few blocks away. Comerica is arguably the most underrated park in baseball and it hosts Game 3 of the World Series tonight.

A few pictures from the pregame scene of Detroit's first World Series contest since 2006:

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The giant stone Tigers prowling above the gates make for the best entrance in baseball. It's everything a baseball experience should be: Loud, garish and memorable. Bill Veeck would have loved them.

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The stuffed Tigers inside came prepared for the cold. Temperature at first pitch: 47 degrees.

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These men came equipped with the Venezuelan flag, so they should have liked the sight of ...

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... Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez catching up before the game.

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They must have felt conflicted while seeing this guy, though.

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This Justin Verlander billboard is everywhere in this city.

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Curtis Granderson merchandise: Priced to move!

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