Reason #4 to go to TigerFest in 2018: The shows are entertaining
Throughout the day, there are plenty of shows to watch beyond the interviews. The Kid’s Stage provides some of the most entertaining moments. Tigers players and coaches show their off-field skills as they perform in a variety of ways for the kids and adults in the audience.
Usually, there are two or more Tigers who show up on the stage to perform. In one scheduled moment, Nick Castellanos and Tyler Collins had a lip-sync battle. Singing boy-band songs, they serenaded the audience and engaged a few lucky kids who joined them on stage. It was clear that Castellanos and Collins enjoyed the moment as they strutted around the stage getting plenty of laughs and cheers from adoring kids. Both players put on a good show and it was challenging to select the winner.
Another memorable moment came from a Guess the Emoji competition between Matt Boyd and Daniel Norris. Like Castellanos and Collins, the pair was joined on stage by children who helped them solve the emoji puzzles. It was quite obvious that Norris does not spend his time watching movies because he had a difficult time figuring out the titles that the emojis represented. Boyd was significantly more comfortable on the stage interacting with the kids. Both players did earn plenty of smiles and laughs from the kids – which was why they were there.
In what has become an annual highlight on the kid’s stage, Cabrera puts on a magic show with the help of the stage emcee. This event occurs early in the event. Nearly every player has some moment on the kids stage, so you are bound to see a favorite if you stick around.
There are other shows going on around the park, too. Chandler Bats sets up a mini shop and their master craftsmen make bats live on a lathe in front of attendees. If you are lucky, you get to keep one of their hand-made bats. Usually, you have to stick around and watch the bat being made from start to finish.
If these four reasons are not enough, there are a few more good things about attending TigerFest. Every fan gets a freebie – this year it was a good looking knit hat. There are discounted Tigers items (like hats, bobble heads, and tees) for $5 and under. And, it is worth it to hang out with fellow fans for five or six hours.
See you at Comerica Park for TigerFest next year! And #GoTigers!