Tigers' massive new center field scoreboard hilariously trolls Marlins

Miami Marlins v Detroit Tigers
Miami Marlins v Detroit Tigers / Duane Burleson/GettyImages

Aside from the team they were going to put on the field everyday, the Detroit Tigers made a couple of more cosmetic changes. They put a new lead play-by-play commentator in the booth in Jason Benetti, who continues to be one of the best announcers in baseball for the Tigers, and they installed a brand new, massive scoreboard in the outfield, the second-largest in MLB behind the Mets' at Citi Field.

On Monday, during the Tigers' first game of a series against the Marlins, the operators of that second-largest scoreboard saw an opportunity to troll the opposing team and ran with it. A dig at the Marlins and Miami was caught under Bryan De La Cruz's name at the start of the game, a direct response to the Marlins doing the very same last season when the Tigers visited.

The original shot by the Marlins last year read, "Since 1950 - Detroit has lost 65% of its population," which actually makes the Tigers' response — "Only 2 actual Marlins fans attend games in Miami" — look pretty tame in comparison.

Tigers put their new scoreboard to good use and roasted the visiting Marlins during Monday afternoon win

Responses to the Tigers' dig were mixed, with some complaining that the team should be better than that, and not stoop the Marlins' level. However, scoreboard digs are nothing new and are also of absolutely no consequence (unless you're the Padres making fun of Clayton Kershaw), and it seems only fair that the Tigers hit back when the Marlins decided to slander the entire city of Detroit.

It may have fallen flat if the Tigers hadn't been able to eke out a victory on Monday, all thanks to a Spencer Torkelson home run to put them on top in the bottom of the eighth and a hitless, two-strikeout top of the ninth from Jason Foley to keep the Tigers' record from falling below .500.

We say the Tigers should roast away. They're the underdogs, so why not punch up a little? It's all in good fun, and it might even give the Tigers a little more mojo if Monday night is anything to go off of.