An informed source tells us that the original Babe Ruth party was founded by a guy named Tom Derry, who first threw it at Bar Thoms on Detroit’s west side 26 years ago. In 1995, Derry moved the party to Tom’s Tavern, one of the city’s oldest bars and most unusual drinking establishments. We further understand that Derry took his party to Nemo’s Bar a few years ago, but that the good times just kept rolling at Tom’s, where the party has likewise become a tradition. Although one party is the “original,” we can assure our readers that both parties are very real and good times. Naturally, many people familiar with Corktown will attend the bash at Nemo’s, but Tom’s will also draw a crowd, particularly because of a nasty bit of vandalism and theft last week when a truck backed into the rear of the bar, smashing the wall and destroying pipes, allowing the burglars to break in and steal booze, beer and generally trash the place. That bar’s owner, Ron Gurdjian, assured us the bar would be open and that the party would go on. So there you go, two choices, both guaranteed to knock it out of the park.