For those missing baseball during the winter months, a remedy is on the way.
The defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers will participate in a community rally at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort on Friday, Jan. 25. The ALCS trophy is expected to be at the rally.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 10:30 a.m. It is one of the many stops the Tigers Annual Winter Caravan will make over a two-day period.
“These are exciting times for Tigers fans, with great anticipation for the upcoming season,” said Elaine Lewis, vice president for community and public affairs to the Tigers website. “It all starts with the Winter Caravan.”
The group appearing at Soaring Eagle will be members on the North Bus of the caravan, which will also be traveling to destinations in Saginaw, Midland, Flint, Cadillac and other northern cities as well as Mount Pleasant.
Rosters have not yet been announced by the team, but the vast majority of players on the 40-man roster are expected to take part in the caravan since they’ll already be in Detroit for TigerFest, which takes place at Comerica Park on Saturday, January 26.
The coaching staff and much of the broadcast team are also expected to take part, as is president/general manager Dave Dombrowski and vice president/assistant GM Al Avila.
The caravan has made stops to Mount Pleasant in the past, with its last visit coming in 2011 when an invite-only event was held in the Atrium at CMU. Players on the current team who attended the 2011 event include pitchers Rick Porcello and Phil Coke, outfielder Brennan Boesch and infielders Don Kelly and Danny Worth.