He admits there is one feature at the old stadium that cannot be replaced: the shower-heads. Made before there was concern over the environment, before worries about water conservation, the Tiger Stadium showers are man-sized showers, torrents of water that can't be found anywhere else. "Everybody's going around talking about what he wants to take home after the final game—a locker, a bat rack, something sentimental," the manager says. "My coaches and I, we want the showerheads."
The final game is Sept. 27, a 4:05 start against the Kansas City Royals. Tickets sold out in 33 minutes.