Et Cetera

Et Cetera

RBIs, WHIPs, ERAs, and BABIPs. Baseball fans tend to be statistics freaks. So here are a few more to chew on:
Little Caesars “Hot and Ready” pizza
A SLICE of pizza at Comerica Park
Hot dog at Comerica Park
Average price for a small draft beer at MLB venues
12-ounce beer at Comerica Park
A Beer at NFL venues
A Beer At NBA venues
A Beer at NHL venues
(Source: Team Marketing Report)

If you’re going to fork out premium dollars for a beer, it might as well be a really good one. Stop by Comerica Park’s Michigan Craft Beer stand in Section 104. The selections vary, but last year’s rotation included Founders, Bell’s, Atwater, Arcadia Ales, and more.

Remember fireballer Joel Zumaya heading out to the mound to Jimi Hendrix’ “Voodoo Child” blaring out of Comerica Park’s sound system? Meet some of the new Detroit Tigers, along with their song selections.

Ian Kinsler:
“Black Betty” by Ram Jam or “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

Joe Nathan:
“Stand Up” by Steel Dragon

Rajai Davis:
“Jesus” by Kirk Franklin

KING OF CABBAGE: TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS // Clay Burch from Cadillac, Mich., has a green thumb — and a somewhat greener financial outlook. He’s receiving a $1,000 savings bond courtesy of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. Since 2002, the Alabama-based national plant wholesaler has sent “oversized” cabbage plants to third- grade classrooms whose teachers have signed up for the program. Scholarships are given to one student in each participating state. For information, visit


Harry’s: A Shaving Startup Looks to Change the Game // Let’s face it — no one enjoys shaving, and chances are when it comes to picking out a razor, your mind goes on auto-pilot … head to the drugstore and pick up a pack of the usual. Harry’s is looking to create a direct-to-consumer boutique experience. The startup purchased a 93-year-old German razor factory for $100 million to obtain high-grade steel razors. It was started by a co-founder of Warby Parker, a company that found success in a similar concept for fashionable glasses. The packaging is to die for, but more importantly Harry’s sells what they like to call “shaving experiences.” Blades are $2 or less, and full shaving sets including shaving cream start at $15.


100 Good Deeds Bracelets // We all could use a little reminder to pay it forward, and these bracelets offer a simple way to promote daily acts of kindness. Designed by advocate, author, and artist Mary Fisher, the braided nylon cord is strung with 100 glass beads and a single rubber ring. Each time a good deed is performed, simply move the ring one bead closer toward the “1GD” button. Fisher, Co-chair of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, has spent a decade working with at-risk women in Africa, most recently teaching them jewelry-making skills for this new collection, which allows them to earn a decent living. A variety of colors are available, and all proceeds are reinvested in the 100 Good Deeds Program. $30.


I Love Me Rings // To promote health and inspire self-love for women, certified health coach Arielle Fierman designed beautiful rings with the saying “I love me,” engraved inside. “After seeing so many women struggle with co-dependence and self-loathing, I decided to create a tangible, gentle reminder to inspire self-love,” Fierman says. The rings are part of her “iloveme jeWELLry collection,” are available in a variety of styles, and are energized with reiki (energy healing). Prices start at $300.