TigerFest set for Saturday, Jan. 25

Get your schedule out for the last weekend in January. TigerFest returns in its usual spot near the end of the offseason. The Tigers’ annual winter warmup event is set for Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11am to 5pm at Comerica Park.

The schedule of events is familiar. Players and coaches will sign autographs in several booths set up around the park, including a kids-only line. The visiting clubhouse will feature a player photo area for fans to have their picture taken with their favorite Tigers stars. Self-guided tours will take fans into the Tigers executive offices, Ernie Harwell Media Center, luxury suite area and Champions Club. The undergoing batting tunnel will open for fans to take a few swings.

The main stage returns, including question-and-answer sessions with manager Brad Ausmus and the new coaching staff as well as members of the front office. The session with team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski has become an annual state-of-the-franchise type of session, answering fan questions about offseason moves, but the highlight this year will be one of the first chances for fans to ask questions of Ausmus.

Activities for kids include a miniature Comerica Park stage featuring Tigers player book readings, games and activities, as well as free face-painting, baseball-themed games and a video game bullpen.

The Tigers have tried to take away some of the winter chill by covering and heating access areas inside Comerica Park, but fans are always encouraged to dress for the weather.

Tickets for TigerFest cost $25 for adults and $14 for kids ages 12 and under. They’ll go on sale Friday, Dec. 13 at 10am online at tigers.com/tigerfest and by phone at 866-66-TIGER.

9 Comments

With Cano gone, Choo a terrible fit and Omar expecting less than the Yankees were willing to pay their 2B: will they focus on obtaining a starter? If so, I wouldn’t be too butthurt if Scherzer could be traded for: bullpen help + impact OF bat (they’d have to swallow contract $ with soriano) + a starting pitcher prospect with a ceiling of mid-to-back of the rotation + maybe a draft pick?
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That make sense?

we could always use Jose Alvarez as a starter, right?

They dont have anything to offer to the Tigers and the return for Scherzer wont be big anyway.
Alvarez is nothing but a emergency spot starter and maybe a good 6 or 7 inning reliever

Their best LHP prospect had Tommy John

Keep Max. Last I checked he was the most dominant pitcher in the AL.

his performance over the past 1.5 years was terrific but doesn’t win any games in 2014. The level of consistency Max has shown since getting to Detroit, put doubt in my mind, about his ability to continue at that level moving forward. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a much different performance in 2014 than he did in 2013. So sell high I tell you!

Mclouth is gone to the Nats. Actually glad to hear that.
It might be horrible money but I still like the idea of Choo in our OF. Better in left at Comerica but could switch it up with Torii on the road.
Any way a trade is more likely and Rasmus or Venables are my choices. Though I wouldn’t kick Stanton out of bed for batting right handed!!!

Well it’s pretty safe to say he won’t have a performance like last year. But he will likely win 17 or 18 games and keep the club in most games he pitches.
He creates a problem for managers with the 1-2 he forms with JV.
If you sold him, you “would be high”

Could there be any way that A. The tigers could work something out for Kemp? All signs point to the Dodgers eating some of his annual cost. B. Would he work in left field? It’s an interesting scenario. If he were healthy he could restore a lot of pop in the lineup that we’ve let go as well as hit for average. If he continues to be injury plagued-well then we’d be screwed.

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