Detroit Tigers MiLB player Danny Woodrow makes a fan’s day

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 09: Danny Woodrow #80 of the Detroit Tigers in action against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 9, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Tigers 2-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 09: Danny Woodrow #80 of the Detroit Tigers in action against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 9, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Tigers 2-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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Longtime Detroit Tigers minor leaguer Danny Woodrow made a famous Tik Tok creator’s day after giving him some gear

I am relatively new to the world of Tik Tok. For those who are unaware, the social media platform is dedicated to short videos no longer than 60 seconds with content ranging from financial advice to ASMR to sports highlights to dance routines–all of which are automatically organized by an artificial intelligence software geared toward your interests. Put Detroit Tigers minor leaguer Danny Woodrow’s gesture in the ‘feel good’ category.

Scrolling through the app late Monday evening, I stumbled on a splendid pairing. I have gotten to know ‘Ry-Guy’ through Tik Tok, an autistic creator who dedicates himself to spreading kindness, awareness, and education through the app. The account has blown up to the tune of 3.1 million followers and has amassed over 105 million likes in total.

Ry also happens to be a big minor league baseball fan; particularly of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, who are the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Reading the caption to his video on Monday, though, I couldn’t help but notice it contained the name of a different team: the Erie Seawolves.

The caption read: “A HUGE thanks to Danny on the @erieseawolves for Ry’s wooden bat!”

Ry recalls in his video, “I met a really really really really nice minor league baseball player. He plays for the Erie Seawolves, and he gave me a wooden bat!”

He goes on to detail how they met and everything Danny gave him in their meet-up in Richmond. These are the types of stories that make baseball great, and although Danny could have blown off a fan of the opposing team, he took the time and created a fan for life.

Danny Woodrow has spent 32 of his 35 games in 2021 with the Seawolves and has hit .164/.197/.205 in his brief season after beginning the year on the 7-day injured list. The 26-year-old was a 12th rounder out of Creighton and is now a five-year veteran in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Ry can be found on Tik Tok @tacobellqween and you can watch the full video here (no account necessary).

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