Detroit Tigers: 3 things Chris Ilitch should do now
What a difference 3 months can make. On May 7th, the Detroit Tigers were 9-24 and taking a beating everywhere.
The traditional local media, social media, fan sites, tar, and pitchforks were everywhere and the organization deserved it. Fast forward 3 months later and the Detroit Tigers are now 51-57 overall after going 42-33 over the last 75 games.
There is a buzz in the stadium again and people want to believe not only is the worst over, but the good times and playoff contention are right around the corner. There is Akil Baddoo and Eric Haase, players with low expectations that have become household names in Detroit, who you just have to root for because they are incredibly fun to watch.
Casey Mize and for the issues Tarik Skubal has had, he is still pitching well and so have the role players. Manager AJ Hinch is getting the most out of his talent.
It’s important to capitalize when momentum is on your side and not let the opportunity pass by like the house standing on the side of the road as Ernie Harwell would say from time to time on his radio broadcasts.
This is a golden opportunity for Chris Ilitch to start rebuilding the fan base and bring back more than just the biggest diehards into the fold. If I were Chris Ilitch there are 3 things that I would do right now in 1 big swoop with a Big Press Conference to announce to the world that Detroit Tigers Baseball is back!