Who's Ready to Play Ball

Both the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Pistons are in Cleveland tonight. So it's fitting we find a quote from Travis Fryman, who played for both the Tigers and the Cleveland Indians during his 12-year major league career, about the varying pace of urban change around the Rust Belt.

"Cleveland has just done a 180 in the time I went there," Fryman, who now coaches the Mahoning Valley Scrapers, the Indians Low-A affiliate, based in Niles, OH, told the Plains Dealer. "There's been a real renaissance in Cleveland in a very short period of time. The changes in Detroit don't seem to have been as significant over a longer period of time."