This hasn’t happened to the Tigers since May of 1984.
"Exsqueeze me? A bacon powder?"
May of 1984, kids.
Let’s put this in perspective.
In May of 1984…
-I had just turned 7 years old and had yet to see my first baseball game.
-From the current 40-man roster, Al Alburquerque, Duane Below, Luis Marte, Andrew Oliver, Jose Ortega, Ryan Perry, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Jacob Turner, Brayan Villareal, Adam Wilk, Joel Zumaya, Alex Avila, Cale Iorg, Ryan Strieby, Danny Worth, Brennan Boesch, Andy Dirks, Austin Jackson, and Delmon Young…NONE of them had yet been born yet.
-The Soviet Union announced that they would boycott the ’84 Summer Olympics.
-Lionel Richie’s “Hello” was at the top of the Billboard charts.
-Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy.
-Kirby Pucket made his MLB debut.
-Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier’s Edmonton Oilers beat the NY Rangers 4 games to 1 to win the Stanley Cup.
-Roger Clemens recorded his first MLB victory.
-The Red Sox traded future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley to the Cubs for a guy that would make infamous history with them in 1986…Bill Buckner.
-“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” was released in theaters.
-Jim Palmer was cut by the Baltimore Orioles after 19 seasons.
-“The Cosby Show” was TV’s top sitcom.
-The Washington Redskins were the NFL champs, having just beaten the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII a couple months prior.
-Future Hall of Famers Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer, Rod Carew, Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Phil Niekro, and Don Sutton were still playing.
-A young Hulk Hogan had recently won the then-WWF title, and the first Wrestlemania was over a year away.
-Andy Kaufman died.
-Sparky Anderson had recently turned 50…though he looked 70.
-Magglio Ordonez was 10 years old.
-Bobby Higginson was 13.
What I’m trying to say, is yikes. It’s been a while.
Enjoy this, my friends. It doesn’t happen every day.