I have no idea if they’ve been showing this shot all year — and I’ve simply missed it up until now — or if it’s the first time they’ve slipped it in, but Fox Sports Detroit showed an aerial view of of the area surrounding Comerica Park at the end of the fifth inning on Saturday night that was very clearly not a live clip. In fact, this particular piece aerial footage is probably (very nearly) two years old. Here’s a screen grab:
Iit’s a very nice look down Woodward Ave. toward the river, and the ballpark looks beautiful when it’s all lit up like that, but the stadium scoreboard that can be clearly seen is the old one which hasn’t been used since the 2011 season. My guess is that shot is actually from the playoffs that season, and more specifically the ALCS (broadcast on Fox) versus the Texas Rangers.
Here’s a picture of what the scoreboard has looked like since the beginning of the 2012 season:
June 5, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; General view of the scoreboard after the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Tampa Bay won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
And here’s a closer view of the older scoreboard that can be seen in the aerial view from the broadcast of Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals:
Oct 11, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Moon over Comerica Park scoreboard during game three of the 2011 ALCS against the Texas Rangers between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports