The sagging economy has unhinged Detroit in recent years. Unemployment skyrocketed at the onset of the recession, which incited more than 200,000 people to flee for greener pastures, according to the 2010 census (via USA Today).
The auto industry grows stronger by the minute, but the city is still far from regaining its old form.
If you don't have pre-existing ties to either World Series team, root for the American League winners.
Fans supported the Detroit Tigers when they could barely support themselves! That's the quintessential indication of a well-run franchise.