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Royals help postpone jury duty in Detroit

Detroit’s J.D. Martinez was forced at second by Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in a game in July.
Detroit’s J.D. Martinez was forced at second by Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in a game in July. The Kansas City Star

The jury is still out on whether or not the Royals will make the playoffs, but they are doing their part to help people get out of jury duty.

The Detroit Free Press reported that the Wayne County Third Circuit Court put out a notice telling citizens who were scheduled for jury duty Monday that it would be postponed.

The reason?

The Royals are playing the Tigers at Comerica Park on Monday afternoon, just hours before the Detroit Lions take on the New York Giants at Ford Field. That apparently will lead to a parking nightmare.

As the Detroit Metro Times wrote: “Anyone who has tried to find a parking spot in downtown while the Detroit Tigers and Lions have a game know it's an Olympic event of sorts.”

The Third Circuit Court said the “inconvenience of parking” would allow some jurors to report Tuesday. Others will be notified at a later date.

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