Reason #3 to go to TigerFest: Watch fun interviews with players
The media events are like no other at TigerFest. Throughout the park, media personalities like Dan Dickerson, Mario Impemba, and John Keating interview players. The local radio station personalities are also heavily involved in the interviews, too. These are comfortable, light-hearted interviews where players get to talk about the upcoming season, the previous season, and what they did during the off-season. These interviews are not confined to private rooms; they are out in the open where fans can sit in and sometimes ask questions, too.
The interviews are broadcast live around the park. So while you are waiting in line to get an autograph, you can watch them on TVs scattered around the park. They are also broadcast on the big screen over left field.
This year, one of the most memorable interviews was with Alan Trammell. Since the Hall of Fame vote took place right before the event, Trammell was asked about not being in the hall. Instead of the interview being full of complaints, Trammell joked and had fun with the questions. The interview ended with cheers for the popular Tigers lifer.