The San Francisco Giants hosted the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The well-rested Tigers couldn't stop the Giants, who were riding their momentum from a thrilling Game 7 playoff victory. The Giants won, 8-3.
In a city teetering on the edge of financial collapse, people have one championship-contending bright spot: The Detroit Tigers hope to gain the World Series title that has eluded them since 1984 and once again have the kind of citywide celebration locals still talk about today.
Inspired by a fellow referee who was sick with cancer, high school football ref Mike Wilmoth dropped 25 pounds, ignored the naysayers, and was picked to officiate a total of six NFL games. Wilmoth talks about making it to the big leagues and the challenges of working as a replacement ref.
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