Tigers statues getting cosmetic work
If you noticed a strange sight on Interstate 275 that nearly had you swerving off the road this week, then no, it wasn’t your imagination. Those really were the ceramic Tigers from the Comerica Park scoreboard resting on flatbed trailers at the I-275 south rest stop.
The statues, best known for their eyes that glow at night, were sent out for maintenance and upkeep this week. They had to come down from their perch while the scoreboard undergoes renovations, so this was as good of a time as any to check on them after 12 years of wear and tear.
Here are a couple photos sent in from a reader who saw them at the rest stop today. As someone mentioned, it’s amazing how huge those Tigers are compared to how they look from up on the scoreboard.
As for the scoreboard renovations, the Tigers still haven’t released details on them. But considering every new or renovated scoreboard at other Major League parks over the last five years (at least) has included a high-definition screen, it should be safe to assume the Tigers are getting the same. The question now seems to be how big it will be.