The decline of the city of Detroit from one of the greatest cities in the world to a land of ruins can hardly be better personified than by looking at Michigan Central Station in the Corktown district. Once the tallest train station in the world with architecture on par with New York’s Grand Central Station and Chicago’s Union Station, it is now a hollow ruin. Approaching the station is like looking at the skeleton of a hero, of something that was once great and never will be again. When gazing at the Colosseum in Rome, you feel surrounded by the ghosts who were both the entertained and the entertainers of the arena. In contrast, Michigan Central StationÂ isÂ the ghost.
By virtue of being both from Detroit and being named after my favorite animal, the Detroit Tigers are worthy of any hero-ship you can dream of. But a story published by The Detroit News has given the best baseball team in the world another reason to be heroes.