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Tigers fans ask God to keep watch

03/30/2014, 6:47pm EDT

Before new season, some go to church to pray for Detroit

Tigers fans ask God to keep watch

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera shares a laugh with Tigers president, CEO, and general manager David Dombrowski during a news conference Friday.

DETROIT — Detroit Tigers fans have faith in Miguel Cabrera. But just in case, dozens are asking a higher power to keep an eye on their favorite team.

A prayer service for the Tigers was held today at St. John’s Episcopal Church near Comerica Park. The season opens Monday.

The Rev. Steven Kelly led the service, which included a blessing, prayers and hymns. He asked God to help the players play to the best of their abilities. He says the blessing remains the same every year unless he needs to add the name of a new manager.

The service concluded with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and an enthusiastic “Play Ball!”

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