Detroit Tigers players get ‘miss you’ messages from families. It’ll warm your heart, too

Detroit Free Press

Ultimate cuteness alert!

During Tuesday’s coverage of the Detroit Tigers game against the Chicago Cubs, Fox Sports Detroit let their audience in on an incredible gesture the team made for its players. 

For those players, this season has been one of sacrifice. Gone are many of the routines afforded baseball players for generations. Chief among those, is the sparse contact with their families during the season. 

In an effort to keep their teammates, and their loved ones, as safe as possible, many players are trying to quarantine themselves during this 60-game schedule sprint. 

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And so, as the Tigers were warming up before Tuesday’s game, the organization played a series of messages from their players’ families.

Easily the best part of this is all the kids. From Matthew Boyd’s two little ones, to Miguel Cabrera’s three to Ron Gardenhire’s young grandchildren (their “Go Tigers” yell is the best) to Jonathan Schoop’s family and Gregory Soto’s toddler. 

And during those messages, each player could be seen watching the big scoreboard in left with a wide smile as they saw their loved ones.

This is similar to what the Toronto Raptors did for their players before one of their games in the NBA bubble in Orlando, where families were tasked with introducing the players in the starting lineup. 

Kudos to the Tigers for giving their players a chance to feel the love from those they most assuredly miss during this season.

Contact Kirkland Crawford: kcrawford@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @HiKirkHere.

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