Detroit Tigers: Winning Tigers are the Best Tigers

Apr 30, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57) celebrates the 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57) celebrates the 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Detroit Tigers fan whether they are winning or losing; but when the Tigers are winning, they provide plenty of entertainment for the fans.

Of course, winning is fun for everyone – especially the team. When the Detroit Tigers get on a roll, like they are now, they know how to have fun and look good in the process.

While today’s final out against the Minnesota Twins was the most exciting of the season, the Tigers capped off the win with after-game events that highlight their off-field personalities.

Take for instance, Miguel Cabrera, during the Fox Sports Detroit postgame interview with Victor Martinez. While V-Mart is seriously answering questions from reporters, Miggy is in the background being as silly as he can. The two-minute video is classic Cabrera – especially when the team is winning.

If watching Miguel Cabrera ham it up for the cameras isn’t enough, he also managed to appear in J.D. Martinez‘s Instagram photo with other sharp-dressed Tigers.

The Tigers do know how to dress up, but I will say that the Chicago Cubs outdid them. Despite the Cubs losing to the Atlanta Braves, their outfits for their flight to Pennsylvania are epic:

It is refreshing to see the Cubs get dressed up, even after a loss. But, it is difficult to imagine the Tigers getting dressed in crazy suits. It is nice to see the Tigers smile after a three-game sweep of a division rival.

Justin Verlander even managed to get a grin out of Jordan Zimmermann, who is known for his serious demeanor.


One of the best looks of the weekend belonged to Nick Castellanos.

In an interview with John Keating with Fox Sports Detroit, Castellanos started his very own trend by wearing his “Ducks on the Pond” tee.

The tee has quickly morphed into a thing. Fans are now asking Castellanos to sign their rubber ducks and Twitter fans have embraced the rubber duck trend.

Of course, fans have a hard time forgetting the debacle that occurred with the tiger-striped Zubaz in 2014. And, the Anibal Sanchez dress-up Instagram posts of 2015. Hopefully, the new round of happy videos and photos will not doom the team like they have in the past.

Next: Jordan Zimmermann Setting Records on the Mound

Get your Rally Ducks and keep cheering for the best team in baseball!! Keep up the good work, Tigers!