Detroit Tigers Old English Details Volume II: Holiday Wishes
In the second edition of the “Old English Details”, our weekly Detroit Tigers news recap, AJ Hinch speaks to the media, Isaac Paredes continues to have a productive winter & more.
Christmas is once again upon us and last year on this date, December 21, Detroit Tigers fans were “gifted” to Jonathan Schoop and CJ Cron signing on the same day. After the year that most people have had, I think Detroit Tigers fans would love the sight of an impact bat or a starting pitcher notification signing going off on their phone. It would provide some yuletide greetings which is according to the Merriam-Webster.com dictionary as:
“Yuletide, a word used as a synonym for Christmas, is a combination of Yule, from the pagan winter festival Jol, and tide, which here refers to an annual festival or the season of said festival. Tide is also related to the Old English for “time.” The related word tiding comes from an Old English word meaning “to happen by fate,” and thus “good tidings” are merely wishes for good fortune.”
Detroit Tigers in winter league action
While the Tigers were not treated to “good tidings” on the news that Alex Faedo will be having Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2021 season, on the prospect front, Isaac Paredes is continuing to have a productive winter.
Tigers outfield prospect Ulrich Bojarski is off to a hot start in the Australian Baseball League as he absolutely smoked a ball out of the park and drove in four for the Perth Heat.
The “oh yeah, I forgot he played for the Tigers” player of the week.
In this case, that would be a prospect and that honor would go to outfielder Wynton Bernard. The former Tigers farmhand, who played in the Tigers system from 2014 to 2016, playing at West Michigan, Erie, and Toledo. Here he is, going deep in the Dominican Winter League.
Tigers Social Media Scroll
Here are some highlights from the Detroit Tigers on social media.
The legendary Al Kaline would have turned 86 yesterday. Here’s his Hall of Fame speech from 1980.
AJ Hinch speaking to the media this week about his position plans including giving Miguel Cabrera a few reps at first base.
MLB corrected a long overdue mistake this week by recognizing the Negro Leagues as a “Major League”.
Tune of the week
This one is from Bob Dylan, who did an entire Christmas album of tunes in 2009. This video has him rocking a white hat. However you spend your holidays, we hope it’s a good one. Have a good week!