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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:47 pm

A far cry from 1983


When 50 games were televised on WDIV


However the Tigers are no longer on local TV [ except for FOX game of week]


Same goes for Wings and Pistons


Kind of sad FSN has such an iron grip with local TV rights
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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:47 pm

I miss the days of Kell and Kaline doing Tigers TV telecasts
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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:12 pm



02/12/2009 9:57 AM ET
Tigers Six-Packs are back; Flex Ticket Packs now on sale
Limited time offer gives fans option to secure tickets for prime dates

• Six Pack Plans

DETROIT - Detroit Tigers Six-Game Flex Ticket Packs are now on sale. A purchase of a Tigers Six Pack affords fans the opportunity to secure tickets to choice games prior to the individual game on-sale date of Saturday, March 7.

"We are bringing back the Six Pack to give Tigers fans the first opportunity to secure tickets in advance of March 7," said Steve Harms, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Ticket Sales. "We listened to our fans and they like having this option."

Tigers Six Packs are located in the Outfield box, Upper Box Infield, and Upper Reserved sections at Comerica Park, and start as low as $84.00. Fans have their choice of any combination of three premium and three non-premium games. For example, a fan can select two games against the Chicago Cubs, one against the Boston Red Sox, and three additional non-premium dates.

Premium dates in 2009 include a three-game series with both the Cubs, who will be returning to Comerica Park for the first time since the 2001 season, and Red Sox, as well as Friday and Saturday games in June, July, and August. There is a limit on Tigers Six Packs of 12 tickets per order and this excludes Opening Day.

All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. Kids (14-and-under) receive a free promotional item, free rides on the Comerica Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel. Free face painters are stationed near Gate A, and Kids Run the Bases following the game (weather permitting).

Friday and Saturday night fireworks, are scheduled May-September, and included with your ticket.

EASY WAYS TO GET TIGERS TICKETS...
Fans interested in purchasing Tigers Six Packs are encouraged to call 313-471-BALL (2255), or visit www.tigers.com. Season tickets (81, 41, 27 and 15-game plans) are now on sale, and start as low as $9.00 per game. Full season and partial plan ticket holders continue to enjoy a discount on their seats, and are not affected by variable pricing. Group tickets go on sale February 18 and include party suites, picnic areas and regular seating. Individual game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:21 am



02/19/2009 3:14 PM ET
Tigers Host Select-A-Seat Event This Saturday

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers host the first of two Select-A-Seat events this Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m . - 3:00 p.m. at Comerica Park. Select-A-Seat is a free event to give potential season ticket package buyers the opportunity to visit Comerica Park and select their seats for the 2009 season. Packages are available for as low as $9 per game for Full Season, 41-Game, 27-Game and the Aquafina 15-Game season ticket package and include Opening Day. The Tigers will host a second Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, February 28. Each fan will be taken on a one-on-one guided tour of Comerica Park in order to choose their favorite seat. A Tigers "concierge" will escort the fan and provide valuable information on each available seat location to ensure fans get their best plan.

New this year, fans who purchase ticket packages on Saturday will get a unique opportunity to tour the Tigers' clubhouse. The tour will include a visit to Manager Jim Leyland's office, the Video Room, past the trainer's area, and through the Umpire's Tunnel.

All attendees are entered to win great gifts including two Opening Day tickets, an autographed Placido Polanco bat and the chance to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Tigers home game.

"This is an opportunity for fans who are thinking about buying season tickets to find the best available seat that will provide them with their best view of the field at Comerica Park," said Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Ticket Sales Steve Harms.

Potential season ticket buyers can enter through the Administrative Lobby off Montcalm and proceed to the Lower Lobby - where a Season Ticket Representative will be at the door to greet guests and direct them. There is complimentary parking in the Tigers Parking Garage. This event is only for prospective NEW season ticket buyers. Current season ticket holders should contact their ticket sales representative to change their seat locations.

>strong>On Sale Date & Home Opener
Individual game tickets will go on sale on Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. The Tigers play their 2009 home opener on Friday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m. when they host the Texas Rangers as part of Opening Weekend.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:23 am



02/20/2009 10:32 AM ET
Tigers Host Select-A-Seat Event Saturday
Fans Invited to Comerica Park from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Detroit Tigers host the first of two Select-A-Seat events tomorrow, Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Comerica Park. Select-A-Seat is a free event to give potential season ticket package buyers the opportunity to visit Comerica Park and select their seats for the 2009 season. Packages are available for as low as $9 per game for Full Season, 41-Game, 27-Game and the Aquafina 15-Game season ticket package and include Opening Day. The Tigers will host a second Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, February 28.

Each fan will be taken on a one-on-one guided tour of Comerica Park in order to choose their favorite seat. A Tigers "concierge" will escort the fan and provide valuable information on each available seat location to ensure fans get their best plan.

New this year, fans who purchase ticket packages on Saturday will get a unique opportunity to tour the Tigers' clubhouse. The tour will include a visit to Manager Jim Leyland's office, the Video Room, past the trainer's area, and through the Umpire's Tunnel.

All attendees are entered to win great gifts including two Opening Day tickets, an autographed Placido Polanco bat and the chance to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Tigers home game.

"This is an opportunity for fans who are thinking about buying season tickets to find the best available seat that will provide them with their best view of the field at Comerica Park," said Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Ticket Sales Steve Harms. Potential season ticket buyers can enter through the Administrative Lobby off Montcalm and proceed to the Lower Lobby - where a Season Ticket Representative will be at the door to greet guests and direct them. There is complimentary parking in the Tigers Parking Garage.

This event is only for prospective NEW season ticket buyers. Current season ticket holders should contact their ticket sales representative to change their seat locations.

Six Packs, Group Tickets, Individual Games & Home Opener
Tigers Six Packs are now on sale and start as low as $84.00 for six games. Group ticket packages are also available. Individual game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. The Tigers play their 2009 home opener on Friday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m. when they host the Texas Rangers as part of Opening Weekend. For complete ticket information visit www.tigers.com, or call (313) 471-BALL (2255).


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:25 am



02/20/2009 4:05 PM ET
Detroit Tigers to be featured on MLB Network's 30 Clubs in 30 Days on February 23rd

LAKELAND -- MLB Network's recently launched program 30 Clubs in 30 Days, which devotes an hour-long program to each of the 30 Major League clubs throughout Spring Training, will air an entire one hour show on the Detroit Tigers this Monday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET.

MLB Network's Trenni Kusnierek will report from TigerTown in Lakeland to take fans inside the Tigers, conducting interviews with key players, coaches and others associated with each club. The program will also include insight to the team's 2008 season and off-season activity with a look ahead to Opening Day, along with a video package on the most memorable moments in franchise history.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:20 pm



02/23/2009 1:01 PM ET
Kids Can Join the Club
Sign-Up Now for a summer of fun with the Tigers

DETROIT - While the Detroit Tigers sharpen their claws in Lakeland, Florida for the upcoming 2009 season, now is the time for young Tigers fans to join in the fun. Fans 14-and-younger can participate in exciting Tigers activities throughout the summer by joining the 2009 Detroit Tigers Kids Club, sponsored by Aquafina.

* Tigers Kids Club members gain exclusive access to the front-of-the-line for every Sunday Kids Run the Bases, receive a FREE Comerica Park Tour, and the chance to win unique Tigers experiences such as throwing out a ceremonial first pitch prior to a Tigers home game.

* All Tigers Kids Club members will receive an Official Detroit Tigers Kids Club Passport, a Kids Club Drawstring Backpack and Tigers wall decals and magnets.

* Members will also receive three issues of PAWSprints, the official newsletter of the Tigers Kids Club. And, new for 2009, members can pick up a Baseball activity sheet at every Tigers home game - the perfect way to keep the youngest Tigers entertained in-between innings.

Membership is just $10.00 and young Tigers fans can join now by visiting www.tigers.com or calling 313.471.2193.

Six Packs, Group Tickets, Individual Games & Home Opener
Tigers Six Packs are now on sale and start as low as $84.00 for six games. Group ticket packages are also available. Individual game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. The Tigers play their 2009 home opener on Friday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m. when they host the Texas Rangers as part of Opening Weekend. For complete ticket information visit www.tigers.com, or call (313) 471-BALL (2255).


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:22 pm



02/24/2009 5:01 PM ET
Tigers agree to terms with five players

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with the following five players on contracts for the 2009 season: righthanded pitcher Freddy Dolsi, lefthanded pitcher Clay Rapada and outfielders Brent Clevlen, Ryan Raburn and Wilkin Ramirez.

With today's signings, the Tigers currently have 35 of the players on the club's 40-man roster under contract for the 2009 season.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:52 am



02/25/2009 12:28 PM ET
Tigers announce 2009 promotional dates
Increased giveaways and special events highlight home schedule

The Detroit Tigers today announced an increased line-up of free promotional giveaways and an enhanced special events schedule for the 2009 season. The Tigers have 26 free giveaways planned and 12 special events, in addition to 19 fireworks extravaganzas, the most of any Major League team. In addition, the Tigers will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the 1984 World Series Champion team with special free giveaways and events. A new promotion this season is the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" free giveaway guarantee.

A complete list of 2009 giveaways, events and ticket information is available at www.tigers.com. Highlights of the Tigers giveaway line-up include:


  • Miguel Cabrera American League Home Run Champ Bobblehead Doll: Monday, April 13 vs. Chicago White Sox - 1:05 p.m. (First 10,000 fans, compliments of Little Caesars)
  • Justin Verlander Hat: Sunday, June 7 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - 1:05 p.m. (ALL KIDS)
  • Magglio Ordońez Sunglasses: Sunday, June 21 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 1:05 p.m. (ALL KIDS)
  • 1984 World Series 25th Anniversary Floppy Hat: Monday, July 6 vs. Kansas City Royals - 7:05 p.m. (First 10,000 fans)
  • Detroit Tigers Coffee Mug: Wednesday, August 19 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:05 p.m. (First 10,000 fans)
  • Curtis Granderson Replica Glove: Saturday, August 29 vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 4:05 p.m. (First 7,500 kids, presented by Ballpark Brands & Spartan)
  • Tigers Camouflage Hunting Hat: Wednesday, September 16 vs. Kansas City Royals - 7:05 p.m. (First 10,000 adults, compliments of Anheuser Busch)
  • 1984 Detroit Tigers Replica Road Jersey: Monday, September 28 vs. Minnesota Twins - 7:05 p.m. (First 10,000 fans)

Special Events Calendar:


  • Fireworks Extravaganzas Friday and Saturdays at Comerica Park: The tradition continues as the Tigers and Pepsi will present Friday Night Fireworks from May 15 - October 2. Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon Wireless, are scheduled from May 16 - October 3 and are included with your game ticket.
  • 15th Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game (Presented by Comerica Bank): Saturday, July 11 vs. Cleveland Indians - 7:05 p.m. (First 10,000 fans receive a commemorative Detroit Stars cap compliments of Comerica Bank)
  • 4th Annual ˇFiesta Tigres! Celebration (Presented by FS Detroit): Saturday, August 8 vs. Minnesota Twins - 7:05 p.m. (First 10,000 fans receive a "Los Tigres" hat compliments of FS Detroit)
  • 1984 World Championship 25th Anniversary Reunion (Presented by WWJ 950): Monday, September 28 vs. Minnesota Twins - 7:05 p.m.
  • Fan Appreciation Weekend/Shirt Off Our Back Giveaway (Presented by Comerica Bank): Friday-Sunday, October 2-4 vs. Chicago White Sox
  • Every Sunday is Kids Day at Comerica Park (Presented by Pepsi): Tigers fans 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item on Sundays, can Run the Bases following the game, Ride Free on the
    Carousel and Ferris Wheel, and take part in face painting, interactive
    games, and have an opportunity to win a new bicycle.
  • Tigers Photo Days: Sunday, May 17 vs. Oakland - 1:05 p.m., Sunday, August 16 vs. Kansas City - 1:05 p.m.
    Be sure to bring your camera for this special pre-game event where YOU can take a picture with your favorite Tigers players while standing on the Comerica Park field.
  • Back Bigger and Better in 2009: 80's Night (5/4), Christmas in July (7/23), and Country Night (5/20)
  • New and Exciting in 2009: Elvis Night, "Going, Going, GREEN!" Weekend and PAWS Bobblehead Doll giveaway

Six Packs Now On Sale; Single Game Tickets on sale March 7

Tigers Six Packs are now on sale and start as low as $84.00 for six games. The Six-Game Flex Pack is a limited time offer through March 6. Fans can chose their games and secure tickets for specific giveaways and Tigers opponents prior to the individual game on sale date of Saturday, March 7 (10:00 a.m.) The Tigers play their 2009 home opener on Friday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m. when they host the Texas Rangers as part of Opening Weekend. Season ticket packages for 81, 41, 27 and 15-games are on sale and guarantee Opening Day. Group tickets also on sale. For complete ticket information visit www.tigers.com, or call (313) 471-BALL (2255).


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:41 pm

I want a Magglio Ordonez sunglasses. Because, you know, he's always wearing them Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:27 pm



02/26/2009 12:17 PM ET
Tigers Host Select-A-Seat Event This Saturday
Fans Invited to Comerica Park from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Detroit Tigers will host a Select-A-Seat event this Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Comerica Park. Select-A-Seat is a free event to give potential season ticket package buyers the opportunity to visit Comerica Park and select their seats for the 2009 season. Packages are available for as low as $9 per game for Full Season, 41-Game, 27-Game and the Aquafina 15-Game season ticket package and include Opening Day.


  • Each fan will be taken on a one-on-one guided tour of Comerica Park in order to choose their favorite seat. A Tigers "concierge" will escort the fan and provide valuable information on each available seat location to ensure fans get their best plan.
  • New this year, fans who purchase ticket packages on Saturday will get a unique opportunity to tour the Tigers' clubhouse. The tour will include a visit to Manager Jim Leyland's office, the Video Room, past the trainer's area, and through the Umpire's Tunnel.
  • All attendees are entered to win great gifts including two Opening Day tickets, an autographed Placido Polanco bat and the chance to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Tigers home game.

"This is an opportunity for fans who are thinking about buying season tickets to find the best available seat that will provide them with their best view of the field at Comerica Park," said Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Ticket Sales Steve Harms.

Potential season ticket buyers can enter through the Administrative Lobby off Montcalm and proceed to the Lower Lobby - where a Season Ticket Representative will be at the door to greet guests and direct them. There is complimentary parking in the Tigers Parking Garage.

This event is only for prospective NEW season ticket buyers. Current season ticket holders should contact their ticket sales representative to change their seat locations.

Six Packs, Group Tickets, Individual Games & Home Opener

Tigers Six-Game Flex Packs are now on sale and start as low as $84.00 for six games. Group ticket packages are also available. Individual game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. The Tigers play their 2009 home opener on Friday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m. when they host the Texas Rangers as part of Opening Weekend. For complete ticket information visit www.tigers.com, or call (313) 471-BALL (2255).


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02/27/2009 10:49 AM ET
Tigers Host Select-A-Seat Event Saturday
Fans Invited to Comerica Park from 10 am - 3 pm


The Detroit Tigers will host a Select-A-Seat event Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Comerica Park. Select-A-Seat is a free event to give potential season ticket package buyers the opportunity to visit Comerica Park and select their seats for the 2009 season. Packages are available for as low as $9 per game for Full Season, 41-Game, 27-Game and the Aquafina 15-Game season ticket package and include Opening Day.


  • Each fan will be taken on a one-on-one guided tour of Comerica Park in order to choose their favorite seat. A Tigers "concierge" will escort the fan and provide valuable information on each available seat location to ensure fans get their best plan.
  • New this year, fans who purchase ticket packages on Saturday will get a unique opportunity to tour the Tigers' clubhouse. The tour will include a visit to Manager Jim Leyland's office, the Video Room, past the trainer's area, and through the Umpire's Tunnel.
  • All attendees are entered to win great gifts including two Opening Day tickets, an autographed Placido Polanco bat and the chance to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Tigers home game.

"This is an opportunity for fans who are thinking about buying season tickets to find the best available seat that will provide them with their best view of the field at Comerica Park," said Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Ticket Sales Steve Harms. Potential season ticket buyers can enter through the Administrative Lobby off Montcalm and proceed to the Lower Lobby - where a Season Ticket Representative will be at the door to greet guests and direct them. There is complimentary parking in the Tigers Parking Garage.

This event is only for prospective NEW season ticket buyers. Current season ticket holders should contact their ticket sales representative to change their seat locations.

Six Packs, Group Tickets, Individual Games & Home Opener
Tigers Six-Game Flex Packs are on sale now and start as low as $84.00 for six games. Group ticket packages are also available. Individual game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. The Tigers play their 2009 home opener on Friday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m. when they host the Texas Rangers as part of Opening Weekend. For complete ticket information visit www.tigers.com, or call (313) 471-BALL (2255).


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03/13/2009 3:19 PM ET
The Detroit Tigers DTE Energy Squad Wants You
Enthusiastic and Motivated Members Wanted to Engage Tigers Fans

DETROIT - Are you full of energy? Can you bring a crowd to its feet? If so, the Detroit Tigers want you to join the DTE Energy Squad. The Tigers are currently looking to add highly energetic, fun and engaging members to the 2009 DTE Energy Squad - a promotions, entertainment and fan interaction team.

In its eighth year, the energy squad members are at the forefront of gearing up the crowd for Tigers baseball. They welcome fans to Comerica Park by distributing promotional giveaway items and engaging in overall fan interaction, exuding a positive Tigers energy during each home game. Energy squad members will work along side PAWS, Detroit's favorite mascot, while posing for pictures, dancing atop the dugouts, handing out prizes and entertaining the crowd.

Applicants for the DTE Energy Squad must be 18 years of age or older and extremely confident in their performance, improvisational and interpersonal skills. All candidates should have experience performing in front of large crowds and enjoy working in a highly visible environment. Candidates should possess the ability to remain on their feet for the entire game, in all types of weather.

For more information, or to apply, visit www.tigers.com and click on 'job opportunities' on the bottom of the home page. Qualified candidates can also send their resume by March 20 to energysquad@detroittigers.com. The Detroit Tigers are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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03/14/2009 1:58 PM ET
Statement Regarding the Passing of Bill Davidson

DETROIT -- The following statement is attributable to Michael and Marian Ilitch. (Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers and Michael and Marian Ilitch are co-owners of the Detroit Red Wings.)

"We are saddened by the passing of Bill Davidson and extend our condolences to his wife and family, the Pistons and Shock organizations and all of his employees. We always found Bill to be a very personable, friendly and warm person. He was a tremendous businessman, owner and competitor. His commitment to our community and his passion for innovation will leave a lasting legacy. "


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:43 pm



03/17/2009 12:42 PM ET
Tigers offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences at Comerica Park
Limited availability for unique baseball fantasy packages

DETROIT - Join in the action at Comerica Park this season with never before offered fantasy packages. Enhance your experience at the game by delivering the first pitch to the mound, presenting the line-up card to the umpires with Manager Jim Leyland, spending a game with the media in the press box, watching batting practice from the infield, becoming a grounds crew member for a game, or playing catch in Comerica Park's outfield.

Tigers fans can choose from six unique packages that bring them closer to the team than ever before. Make this birthday, anniversary, Father's Day or surprise gift the best ever by purchasing one of the following packages:

Deliver the Game Ball to the Mound Fantasy Package $1,500

  • Includes two infield box seats and parking
  • Tigers batting practice jersey
  • Dinner in the Champions Club
  • Deliver official baseball to pitcher's mound prior to 1st pitch
  • Picture at pitcher's mound as you deliver official baseball
  • Scoreboard announcement of your name as you deliver game ball to mound

Deliver Tigers Lineup Card Fantasy Package $1,500

  • Includes two infield box seats and parking
  • Dinner in the Champions Club
  • Deliver Tigers lineup card to the umpires at home plate to begin game
  • Autographed baseball and picture with Tigers Manager Jim Leyland at home plate
  • Scoreboard announcement of your name as you deliver Tigers Lineup card to home plate

Join the Press Fantasy Package $1,500 (Includes 1 guest)

  • Receive an autographed baseball signed by both the TV and radio announcers
  • Dinner in the press box with Tigers TV analyst and former Tiger Rod Allen
  • Spend an inning in the Tigers radio broadcast booth with Dan Dickerson and Jim Price
  • Spend an inning in the Tigers TV broadcast booth with Mario Impemba and Rod Allen
  • Watch the remainder of the game in the press box with the Tigers VP of Communications and a Tigers beat writer

Member of the Grounds Crew for a Day Fantasy Package $1,250 (*weather permitting)

  • Includes two infield box seats and parking
  • Receive a Carhartt grounds crew polo/jacket and a Tigers hat
  • Attend a pre-game on field training session with the grounds crew
  • Drag the infield dirt during the middle of the 3rd inning
  • Change the bases during the middle of the 5th inning
  • "Steal" base and have it autographed by a Tigers player

Watch Tigers Batting Practice Fantasy Package $1,000 (Price includes 4 people)

  • Receive four infield box seats and parking
  • Watch Tigers batting practice from the infield dirt behind home plate
  • Dinner in the Champions Club
  • Watch the fireworks display from the visitor's dugout on Friday or Saturday night

Parent and Child Play Catch Fantasy Package $750 (Price includes 2 people)

  • Receive two Tigers hats and one MLB official baseball
  • Receive two infield box seats and parking
  • Lunch in the Champions Club
  • Play catch in Comerica Park's outfield prior to a Sunday home Tigers game
  • Picture of father and son on Comerica Park's outfield


There are a limited number of these packages available for the 2009 season. For more information or to purchase a Tigers Fantasy package, visit www.tigers.com or call (313) 471-2550.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Detroit Tigers.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:44 pm

Prices seem high to me! The club must be hurting on ticket sales!


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:25 pm

I would love the grounds crew one. Especially the autographed base!
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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:06 pm

gdennis59 wrote:
I would love the grounds crew one. Especially the autographed base!

That one sounds great.


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03/22/2009 9:51 AM ET
Tigers option three players to Minors

The Tigers optioned the contract of right-handed pitcher Freddy Dolsi to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

Additionally, the club assigned right-handed pitcher Casey Fien and lefthanded pitcher Fu-Te Ni to Minor League camp on Sunday.

Following Sunday's roster moves, 42 players remain in Major League camp with the Tigers.


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03/24/2009 5:53 PM ET
Club statement regarding the passing of George Kell

The following is a club statement regarding the passing of former Detroit Tigers player and broadcaster George Kell, attributable to Tigers owner Michael Ilitch:

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of legendary Detroit Tiger and Hall of Famer George Kell. George was part of the fabric of the Tiger ball club for many years -- both on the field and off. Following his Hall of Fame career playing third base, he further became a household name as a play-by-play announcer for the Tigers and helped bring the game he loved to life for so many watching and listening at home. George truly embodied what it meant to be "always a Tiger" -- he was a competitor, a gentleman and one of the true greats of the game, and he will be missed. The entire Detroit Tiger Baseball Club and I extend our sincere condolences to George's wife Carolyn, his family and friends."


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03/30/2009 2:50 PM ET
Tigers acquire Josh Anderson from Atlanta Braves

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired outfielder Josh Anderson from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for righthanded pitcher Rudy Darrow.

Anderson saw action with the Braves and Triple A Richmond during the 2008 season. In 40 games with the Braves, he batted .294 (40x136) with seven doubles, a triple, three home runs, 12 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Anderson hit .314 (155x494) with 25 doubles, four triples, four home runs, 40 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 121 games with Richmond.

"Josh is a young outfielder that has hit well at each level he has played," Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski said. "He has above-average speed that gives us a dimension on our club that we presently do not have."

A fourth-round selection by the Houston Astros in the 2003 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Anderson has hit .315 (64x203) with 10 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 23 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 61 games at the major league level.

Darrow saw action with both Double A Erie and Single A West Michigan in the Tigers organization during the 2008 season. He finished 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA (13.2IP/4ER) in 14 outings with Erie, while he went 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA (48.2IP/10ER) in 33 appearances with West Michigan.

Darrow's contract will be assigned to Double A Mississippi in the Braves organization.


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04/02/2009 2:43 PM ET
Tigers acquire Brooks Brown from Arizona Diamondbacks

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired righthanded pitcher Brooks Brown from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for catcher James Skelton.

Brown started 26 games for Double A Mobile during the 2008 season, compiling a 6-15 record, 4.18 ERA (144.1IP/67ER) and 112 strikeouts to earn Southern League all-star honors. He started seven games for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League following the season, posting a 2-3 record and fanning 19 batters in 25.2 innings pitched.

Selected with the 34th overall pick by the Diamondbacks in the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Brown has compiled a 16-24 record, 3.66 ERA (314.1IP/128ER) and 270 strikeouts in three professional seasons.

Brown's contract will be assigned to Double A Erie.

Skelton was selected by the Diamondbacks from the Tigers in the major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 11, 2008, and following the trade he will remain with the Diamondbacks organization. He saw action with both Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie in 2008, hitting a combined .303 (90x297) with five home runs and 34 RBI in 87 games.


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04/03/2009 1:22 PM ET
Hessman, Clevlen outrighted

The Tigers today announced the club has outrighted the contracts of infielder Mike Hessman and outfielder Brent Clevlen to Triple A Toledo.

Following today's roster moves, 25 players remain in major league camp with the Tigers.


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04/07/2009 2:24 PM ET
What's new at Comerica Park in 2009
Tigers offer great value and family fun entertainment all season

DETROIT - In a never-ending effort to enhance the gameday experience for Tigers fans, the Detroit Tigers have introduced an exciting new lineup of values and attractions at Comerica Park in 2009. The Tigers have increased promotional giveaways, added an adult value meal, $5 parking and opened a new sports-themed bar called the Labatt Blue Light Jungle Bar and the FOX Sports Detroit Brushfire Grill.

NEW DEALS:

  • All-American Deal: Purchase an upper-box ticket, hot dog and soft drink for $22. Offer is valid for all home games in April (excluding Opening Day) and all Monday-Thursday home games in May. Advance purchase only.
  • Super Spring Special: Mezzanine tickets are now only $10 for all home games in April (excluding Opening Day) and all Monday-Thursday games in May. Advance purchase only.
  • $5 Adult Meals: Consists of a hot dog, chips and soda. Available at all Big League Grill locations.
  • $5 Parking: Columbia between Cass and Grand River in lots M, R, P, and Q.
  • Merchandise Item of the Homestand: Great discounts throughout the season on Tigers gear.

NEW FOR KIDS:

  • $5 Kid Meals: New this season, kids receive a PAWS finger-puppet along with a hot dog, chips and a juice box. Available at all Big League Grill locations.
  • Bicycle Giveaway: Four kids (14 & under) will win a bicycle at every Sunday Kids Day game. Register to win at the Kids Club Kiosk located near Gate B.
  • Interactive Games: The young ones can channel their energy playing baseball in Comerica Park's Tee Ball game, located by Gate B.
  • "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Giveaways: Kids (14 & under) in attendance will receive a giveaway item at every Sunday home game, starting April 12 with a PAWS magnet schedule.
  • "Pack Attack": This interactive baseball card game will be played prior to every Sunday home game, and located near Gate B. Bring the kids early and they can win fun prizes.

NEW DESTINATIONS:

  • Fans are encouraged to journey through Comerica Park's newest adventure: The Labatt Blue Light Jungle Bar. The bar previously known as the Montgomery Inn, has been transformed into a jungle-themed sports bar and restaurant featuring 119-inch HDTVs and 65-inch plasmas. "The Jungle" is located by Gate B on the Pepsi Porch level in right field. It will also have an entrance off Adams Street for guests who have a ticket to the game. Everyone in the ballpark is welcome to enter the Jungle.
  • The Brushfire Grill is now the FOX Sports Detroit Brushfire Grill where the pre-game and post-game shows will be broadcast live.

NEW ON THE BALLPARK MENU:

  • An Opening Day fish fry will be available at the following locations:
    Big League Grille Sec. 151
    Big League Grille Sec. 143
    The Sidekicks Stand in the Big Cat Court
    The Great Fry Stand in Sec. 336
  • Little Caesar's Super Slice deep dish pizza.
  • Kid's Pizza Slice
  • Veggie Dog

NEW POLICIES:

  • Gates will now open an hour and a half prior to the game, unless otherwise noted. The Tiger Club, Tiger Den, Beer Hall, The Jungle, Champions Club and suite levels will open two hours prior to game time.


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04/09/2009 1:15 PM ET
Tigers Open 10th Season at Comerica Park
Big Three Auto Workers, Kid Rock, George Kell Tribute

DETROIT - The 2009 Detroit Tigers roar into Comerica Park this Friday, April 10 as Tigers baseball rolls back to the Motor City for the first homestand of the '09 campaign. During the six-game homestand the Tigers host the Texas Rangers (April 10-12) and the Chicago White Sox (April 13-15) with all games beginning at 1:05 p.m.

OPENING DAY 2009

Friday, April 10 - Rangers @ 1:05 p.m.

There will be three ceremonial first pitches which will take on special meaning as the resiliency of Michiganders is highlighted. Detroit native Kid Rock will show his support for Detroit and the Big Three automakers as he delivers the ceremonial first pitch baseballs to Loretta Abiodun, David Edgar and Pete Reyes.


  • Abiodun, who is representing General Motors, has worked for the company for 35 years and currently works at Detroit Hamtramck Assembly in the Quality/Communications department.
  • Edgar, who is representing Chrysler, has worked for the company for 34 years and currently works at Warren Stamping as a sheet metal worker.
  • Reyes, who is representing Ford, has worked for the company for 22 years and currently works at the Product Development Center in Dearborn as the chief engineer of the all new Taurus.

The Detroit Tigers will honor the life and career of George Kell during an on-field, pregame ceremony at 12:35 p.m. Kell, who was a third baseman, played for the Tigers from 1946-52 and also was a Tigers broadcaster from 1959-63 and 1965-1996. Kell passed away on March 24.

In addition, 2009 Opening Day will also feature traditional events such as the National Anthem, a military flyover, ceremonial first pitches and team introductions. The National Anthem will be performed by members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and will be followed by a military flyover showcasing four F-15C Aircrafts from the 95th Fighter Squadron of Tyndall Air Force Base.

Following 2009 Opening Day, sponsored by Ballpark Brands and Meijer, many other exciting events highlight the remainder of the homestand including, Jackie Robinson Day, the first Sunday Kids Day sponsored by Pepsi with special Easter festivities, and three exciting giveaways. Giveaways include a Curtis Granderson Magnet Schedule sponsored by Comerica Bank, a PAWS Youth Magnet Schedule sponsored by McDonald's, and a Miguel Cabrera AL Home Run Champion Bobblehead Doll sponsored by Little Ceasars.

PROMOTIONS AND COMMUNITY CORNER

Saturday, April 11 - Rangers @ 1:05 p.m.


  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Curtis Granderson Magnet Schedule courtesy of Comerica Bank.

Sunday, April 12 - Rangers @ 1:05 p.m.

All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park, sponsored by Pepsi. In addition to every kid receiving a PAWS Youth Magnet Schedule, courtesy of McDonald's, children can enjoy free rides on the Comerica Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel courtesy of Red Robin and free face painting at Gates A and B. Tigers Kids Club Members have the exclusive chance to be one of the Kids Starting Nine, sponsored by Big Boy, and take the field prior to the start of the game, deliver the lineup card to homeplate or announce the first Tigers batter over the public address. Additionally, there is a chance for all kids to win one-of-four kids bicycles. After the game all kids are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, sponsored by Pepsi.


  • All kids 14-and-younger will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" PAWS Youth Magnet Schedule courtesy of McDonald's.

Many Easter Festivities, in addition to Sunday Kids Day events, will also be taking place.


  • The first 200 Kids to visit the Big Cat Court will receive a free photo with the Easter Bunny.
  • The first 500 kids to enter Comerica Park will be invited to participate in a special Easter Parade along the warning track and will receive an "Always A Tiger" t-shirt.
  • 100 children will win a special prize if their PAWS Youth Magnet schedule has an Easter Egg sticker.

Monday, April 13 - White Sox @ 1:05 p.m.


  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Miguel Cabrera AL Home Run Champion Bobblehead Doll courtesy of Little Caesars.
  • Family of fallen Detroit firefighter, Walter Harris of Engine 23, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

The Detroit Tigers will host the family of the late Harris, a Detroit firefighter from Engine 23, who perished while battling a fire in November of 2008. The Harris family will watch the Tigers game from a luxury suite. Additionally, the Tigers will donate 200 tickets to Engine 23 firefighters for themselves, family and friends to attend the game. The 2009 Tigers Winter Caravan visited Engine 23 on January 23 to dedicate a jersey in honor of the late Harris.

The Detroit Tigers will donate 400 tickets to the Children's Charities Coalition. Many of the children are participants of Kids Helping Kids - One Step at a Time, which is a walk through downtown Birmingham to raise funds for the Children's Charities Coalition. During an on-field pregame ceremony, 50 children will raise awareness of the April 26th walk at Shain Park in Birmingham. From April 13-15 the Detroit Tigers will donate 4,000 tickets for Safety Patrol Days and Aquafina Perfect Attendance Days. For more than 50 years the Tigers have donated tickets for students serving in safety patrol and service squad capacities as well as for students who maintain perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school year.
Tuesday, April 14 - White Sox @ 1:05 p.m.

During an on-field, pregame ceremony, the Detroit Tigers will honor students from Grand Blanc High School, Delta Kelly Elementary School, Sequoyah Elementary School and Port Hope Community School for raising the most funds for Pennies for Paws. The Tigers have partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife's Save the Tiger Fund to create Pennies for Paws, a coin collection campaign at Comerica Park which raises funds to save endangered wild tigers and promote tiger conservation. The Detroit Tigers donated more than 540 tickets for students of the four schools.

The program is supported by Michigan Green Schools by encouraging classrooms to raise funds through various efforts. The program raised more than $7,700 to support Pennies for Paws and to date, the Pennies for Paws campaign has raised more than $13,000 since the inception of the program in April of 2008.

The Tigers will also host 18 seniors from the Peace Manor Senior Center of Clinton Township in the personal luxury suite of Tigers President, General Manager and CEO, David Dombrowski and his wife, Karie Ross. The seniors at Peace Manor collected pennies and coins to support Pennies for Paws after learning of the program on FS Detroit. Ross visited the senior center in December of 2008 as a thank you and will participate in the pregame ceremony.

Wednesday, April 15 - White Sox @ 1:05 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Day


  • Lauren Flager, a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
  • Latoya London, a former American Idol finalist who is also appearing in the Color Purple at the Fox Theatre, will sing the National Anthem on Jackie Robinson Day.

In keeping the memory of Jackie Robinson alive and celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the Detroit Tigers will host its 13th Annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest. Curtis Granderson will join contest winners, as well as JRF Scholars, during an onfield, pregame ceremony. The contest was open to middle and high school students from the Detroit metropolitan area. Students entered the contest by submitting an original essay, poem or work of art in honor of Robinson.

TIGERS SPECIAL OFFERS


  • 20% Discount on select Sweatshirts and Fleece for the entire homestand.
  • Tigers All American Deal - A $22 Upper Box ticket that includes a hot dog and soft drink is available for all April home games (excluding Opening Day) and all Monday thru Thursday home games in May.
  • Super Spring Special - A $10 Mezzanine ticket, a savings of $5, is available for all April home games (excluding Opening Day) and all Monday thru Thursday home games in May.
  • $5 Single game tickets available for every Tigers home game.
  • $5 Kids Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips, juice box and a PAWS finger puppet.
  • $5 Adult Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips and a soda.
  • $5 Parking available in Lots M, R, P and Q between Cass and Grand River along Columbia.

For more information, visit www.tigers.com. Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at www.tigers.com, by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.


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04/13/2009 7:09 PM ET
Statement regarding the passing of Mark Fidrych

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers announced the following statement regarding the passing of former player Mark Fidrych:

"The entire Detroit Tigers organization was saddened to learn of the passing of former player Mark Fidrych today. Mark was beloved by Tigers fans and he was a special person with a unique personality. The Tigers send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."


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04/13/2009 4:17 PM ET
Kid Rock with very special guests Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, July 17 – Comerica Park Tickets Go On Sale at 10 AM Saturday, April 18!
6 pack of party deck tickets only $99!


DETROIT — During the 'Opening Day' ceremonies at Comerica Park, Kid Rock announced his Friday, July 17 concert to be held at the home of the Detroit Tigers. What is sure to be Detroit's biggest concert event of the summer also offers this summer's best concert ticket deal, Six Party Deck Tickets for only $99.

The Live Nation produced concert will feature very special guests Lynyrd Skynyrd plus other surprise special guests.

Kid Rock's "Rock 'N Roll Jesus" debuted at #1 in 2007 and became the #1 selling rock album of 2008. Sales of the record continue to grow towards triple platinum, aided by a pair of Grammy nominations and an amazing performance on the telecast featuring his expanded 11-piece Twisted Brown Trucker Band, who will once again accompany him on tour. His next single, "Blue Jeans and a Rosary" is shipping to radio outlets now.

Tickets ($30, $46.50, $69.50 & $99 - six pack of party deck) go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18 and may be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Comerica Park Box Office, Tickets.com or select Meijer stores. To charge tickets by phone, call 866-66-TIGER. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.


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04/13/2009 12:12 PM ET
Tigers Welcome Harris Family to Pay Tribute to Firefighter Walter Harris of Engine 23 in Detroit

Patrick Harris, the 16-year-old son of Walter Harris, the fallen Detroit firefighter of Engine 23, will throw out today's ceremonial first pitch. In addition, Patrick will be accompanied on the field by 12 firefighters from Engine 23.

The Detroit Tigers will host the Harris family at today's game. Harris, a Detroit firefighter from Engine 23, perished while battling a fire in November of 2008. Tigers President, CEO and General Manager David Dombrowski, Manager Jim Leyland, his coaching staff, and the entire Tigers team visited Engine 23 of the Detroit Fire Department during the Tigers annual caravan in mid-January and presented a Tigers' jersey (#23) to the firehouse. The Harris family will watch today's game from a luxury suite. Additionally, the Tigers have donated 200 tickets to Engine 23 firefighters families and friends to attend today's game.

Fox2 Reporter Rob Wolchek To Sing Today's National Anthem

Rob Wolchek, a consumer reporter from Fox2, will sing today's National Anthem. Wolchek auditioned, and was selected by the Tigers' In-Game Entertainment Division.

Tigers Donate 400 Tickets to Kids for Today's Game

The Detroit Tigers have donated 400 tickets to today's game to the Children's Charities Coalition. Many of the children are participants of Kids Helping Kids - One Step at a Time, which is a walk through downtown Birmingham to raise funds for the Children's Charities Coalition. During an on-field pre-game ceremony today, 50 children will raise awareness of the April 26th walk at Shain Park in Birmingham.

From April 13-15 the Detroit Tigers will donate 4,000 tickets< for Safety Patrol Days and Aquafina Perfect Attendance Days. For more than 50 years the Tigers have donated tickets for students serving in safety patrol and service squad capacities as well as for students who maintain perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school years.


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04/14/2009 2:40 PM ET
Jackie Robinson contest winners and scholars honored by Detroit Tigers on Wednesday; all players to wear number 42

As part of celebrating Jackie Robinson Day at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers will honor the winners of its 13th Annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest and four Jackie Robinson Foundation scholars prior to Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 p.m. Major League Baseball also announced for the first time ever all MLB players, coaches and umpires will wear Number 42 on Wednesday to honor the enduring impact of Jackie Robinson and the history he made when he played his first Major League game at Ebbets Field on April 15, 1947 breaking the color barrier.

"The Detroit Tigers take great pride in honoring these outstanding students and their talents while paying tribute to the legacy of Jackie Robinson," said Tigers Vice President of Community and Public Affairs Elaine Lewis. "It's important we identify creative ways to reach out to our youth and offer opportunities for them to demonstrate their abilities through education and baseball."

The Tigers are celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of Jackie Robinson playing his first game, and the team will also honor four Jackie Robinson Foundation scholars from the University of Michigan. Tigers centerfielder Curtis Granderson will participate in the pre-game ceremony and is the spokesperson for Jackie Robinson Day. Scholar winner Karmyn Wedlow will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch.

The art, essay and poetry contest is open to middle and high school students from the Detroit Metropolitan area. There were 277 submissions in all three categories. Tigers fans can log on to www.tigers.com to view this year's art work from the students.

Contest Winners:
Middle School
Art - Kendall Dumas Langston Hughs, Detroit
Essay - Sanjay Reddy, W.Bloomfield Middle School
Poetry - Alex Knight, Sarah Banks Middle School

High School
Art - Randy Asahak, Mohegan High School, Macomb
Essay - Andrew Biter, Riverview High School, Detroit
Poetry - Raphael Tramble, Loyola High School, Detroit


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Winners:


Alex Cater - A senior business administration major at the University of Michigan from Urbana, Illinois, who will begin his career as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in the fall. Alex is sponsored by the Morgan Stanley Foundation and recently established an education non-profit that was recognized by President Bill Clinton's Foundation.

Lauren Fladger - A junior chemical engineering major at the University of Michigan, and Detroit native, is an aspiring environmental attorney. Lauren is sponsored by the GE Foundation

David Holliday
- A junior psychology major at the University of Michigan, and Dallas, Texas native, is sponsored by the Dworman Family.

Karmyn Wedlow - A senior finance major at the University of Michigan, and Detroit native, Karmyn is sponsored by BMO Capital Markets. Karmyn is an aspiring hospital general counsel.

Contest Judges:

Art
Lisa Amori, Owner, Rainy Day Art & Framing Company
Patrice Dickens, Director, Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Michigan

Essay
Curtis Granderson, Centerfielder, Detroit Tigers
Sharon Martin, News Papers in Education Manager, Detroit Free Press
Luther Keith, Executive Director, A.R.I.S.E. Detroit
Shani Allison, Alumni, Jackie Robinson Scholar

Poetry
Lloyd McClendon, Hitting Coach, Detroit Tigers
Karen Love, COO, Michigan Chronicle
Ellen Zeringue, VP Marketing, Detroit Tigers
Bryant Arnold, Watch Person, Detroit Tigers


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04/14/2009 12:11 PM ET
Tigers to pay tribute to Mark "The Bird" Fidrych

The Tigers will have a moment of silence and present a special video tribute in their pre-game today to remember a true fan favorite, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych. "The Bird" was beloved by Tigers fans and baseball fans across the country. His charismatic personality brought fun and excitement to every game he pitched, and to every fan he touched.

Tigers honor students from Michigan Green Schools
Pennies for Paws contributions go to Save the Tiger Fund
The Detroit Tigers will honor students from four Michigan classrooms in a pre-game on field ceremony prior to today's game. The Tigers have donated more than 540 tickets to today's game to students from Grand Blanc High School, Delta Kelly Elementary School, Sequoyah Elementary, and Port Hope Community School that raised the most funds as part of the Pennies for Paws coin collection campaign to save endangered wild tigers and promote tiger conservation. The program, supported by Michigan Green Schools, has raised $7,700, and since the program's inception in 2008 has raised more than $13,000.

Tigers donate tickets for Safety Patrol Days
From April 13-15 the Detroit Tigers will donate 4,000 tickets for Safety Patrol Days and Aquafina Perfect Attendance Days. For more than 50 years the Tigers have donated tickets for students serving in safety patrol and service squad capacities as well as for students who maintain perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school years.


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