It grabs you right from the opening paragraph and doesn't let go;
''The Detroit Tigers talk frequently about their obligation to lift the spirits of a downtrodden city in economically troubled times. Their professional responsibilities are magnified by the need to run out balls, play with passion and assume the role of social healers in a town that's badly in need of a hug.''
Timely reminded that sports journalism in the States is alive and well, it hasn't all been reduced to re-hashed, slap-dash 50 word 'articles' thrown together without any thought.
Nice work, Mr Crasnick.