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Media Day and Host Family BBQ


The players have begun to arrive.

Pitching Coach Jorge Cordova watches his staff.

Pitcher Tyler Barrett

The roster has been announced. – http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=571&stn=true&sid=t571

The brand new baseballs sparkle white.

It must mean that Opening Day is almost here!!

Wednesday was a busy day at Dodd Stadium.

At 1:00 was the Annual Media Day event.  Members of local media outlets came out to meet the players, while getting some quotes and footage for their stories.


Manager Andrew Graham.

This season marks the Australian native’s first managerial gig.

Second Baseman Colin Kaline

The grandson of Tigers’ Hall of Famer Al Kaline, recently completed his college career at Florida Southern.


Outfielder Bo McClendon

The son of former Major League Outfielder, Manager, and current Tigers’ Hitting Coach Lloyd McClendon, was excited to leave the mundane rigors of Extended Spring Training and looked forward to the upcoming season.

More shots from Media Day:

Graham

Pitcher Clemente Mendoza

Catcher Zachary Maggard

Pitcher Patrick Lawson

Pitcher Rayni Guichardo

Pitcher Kevan Hess

That evening, the Host Family BBQ was held in the Pavillion.

The 28 players and coaching staff members introduced themselves to their prospective host families.

Standard ballpark food (burgers, hotdogs and bbq chicken) was served.

Numerous conversations complete with the important questions, such as: Where are you located?  and Do you have a car? were held to find the best match possible.

Tonight at 6:30 there is a team practice at Dodd Stadium.  The general public is invited for this “Open Practice”.