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    Default Coolest Christmas Present Ever. I mean, EVER.




    I'm a little late in posting this, but my lovely bride has given me the coolest Christmas present a Tiger fan could ever hope for, and the best part is, it came completely out of the blue. I didn't know I wanted this, so I never asked for it, and of course, the best presents are the really cool things you didn't know you wanted in the first place.

    My gift was a package featuring two Infield Box tickets, parking included, for a Tiger game at some point this season. Included in this package are dinner in the Champions Club; a Tigers hat and official MLB baseball; and I get to watch batting practice from the infield dirt behind home plate.

    But that's not the best part. The best part is I will get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch from the area in front of the mound, with my name being announced on the scoreboard just before doing so!

    Now—I dare anyone to tell me this isn't the coolest I-had-absolutely-zero-idea-this-was-coming Christmas present a guy could ever get from his wife!
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    You can buy the opportunity to throw out a first pitch?

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    I hope so. Otherwise, I don't want to know how she swung it!
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    Very awesome. That should be a great time. Just don't one-hop it from in front of the mound!
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    That's very cool! What a great gift.
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    That is a perfect gift for a Tiger fan. Just remember, there will only be 40,000 people watching you throw that pitch. And don't worry, if you flub it, they'll only replay it on the MLB network and FSD an infinite number of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballmich View Post
    Very awesome. That should be a great time. Just don't one-hop it from in front of the mound!
    I'm more worried about putting too much on it and flinging it way past whoever's catching!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Mayhem View Post
    That is a perfect gift for a Tiger fan. Just remember, there will only be 40,000 people watching you throw that pitch. And don't worry, if you flub it, they'll only replay it on the MLB network and FSD an infinite number of times.
    Yeah, I definitely don't want to Barack it up there!

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    Very cool!

    I would love to watch a full BP.

    Let us know which game you pick.
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    Very cool!! Definitely let us know which game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    I'm a little late in posting this, but my lovely bride has given me the coolest Christmas present a Tiger fan could ever hope for, and the best part is, it came completely out of the blue. I didn't know I wanted this, so I never asked for it, and of course, the best presents are the really cool things you didn't know you wanted in the first place.

    My gift was a package featuring two Infield Box tickets, parking included, for a Tiger game at some point this season. Included in this package are dinner in the Champions Club; a Tigers hat and official MLB baseball; and I get to watch batting practice from the infield dirt behind home plate.

    But that's not the best part. The best part is I will get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch from the area in front of the mound, with my name being announced on the scoreboard just before doing so!

    Now—I dare anyone to tell me this isn't the coolest I-had-absolutely-zero-idea-this-was-coming Christmas present a guy could ever get from his wife!

    That is an awesome gift, I wonder how much that cost to get the first pitch? That is sweet. Any idea of what game you'll be going to because I'll have to make sure to get to my seats in time to see the first pitch for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T&P_Fan View Post
    You can buy the opportunity to throw out a first pitch?
    How do you think all those CEO end up throwing out the pitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    I'm a little late in posting this, but my lovely bride has given me the coolest Christmas present a Tiger fan could ever hope for, and the best part is, it came completely out of the blue. I didn't know I wanted this, so I never asked for it, and of course, the best presents are the really cool things you didn't know you wanted in the first place.

    My gift was a package featuring two Infield Box tickets, parking included, for a Tiger game at some point this season. Included in this package are dinner in the Champions Club; a Tigers hat and official MLB baseball; and I get to watch batting practice from the infield dirt behind home plate.

    But that's not the best part. The best part is I will get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch from the area in front of the mound, with my name being announced on the scoreboard just before doing so!

    Now—I dare anyone to tell me this isn't the coolest I-had-absolutely-zero-idea-this-was-coming Christmas present a guy could ever get from his wife!
    You don't deserve her. ;-))


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    Quote Originally Posted by TigersSlappy View Post
    You don't deserve her. ;-))
    She doesn't deserve her. She's that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino View Post
    Very cool!

    I would love to watch a full BP.

    Let us know which game you pick.
    Quote Originally Posted by dadair6 View Post
    Very cool!! Definitely let us know which game.
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    That is an awesome gift, I wonder how much that cost to get the first pitch? That is sweet. Any idea of what game you'll be going to because I'll have to make sure to get to my seats in time to see the first pitch for that one.
    I'll come back into this thread when I work with Jerry Lewis on what game it's going to be. It's going to depend on my hardball schedule, so I may not know until April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    I'll come back into this thread when I work with Jerry Lewis on what game it's going to be. It's going to depend on my hardball schedule, so I may not know until April.
    Name dropper.

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    Wow. That is definitely cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsb View Post
    Name dropper.
    La la la, nice lady!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lousluggage View Post
    Wow. That is definitely cool!

    Can your wife do anything about the NHL lockout? ;)
    I can't even get her interested in the Packers, and she's from Green Bay!
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    That is an AWESOME gift!!!

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    I would probably get out there, say **** it, and throw it from the rubber anyhow, and just claim I didn't know I wasn't supposed to. I would like a complete wuss throwing it from in front of the mound.

    Very awesome gift!!
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    Boy has she raised the bar! Wow.
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    Chasfh has a wonderful wife I have had the pleasure of meeting. Quite lovely and let's the men talk as she listens intently. I'm quite sure she is analytical as she evaluates those around her and of course Chasfh. Of course she would select what Chasfh would never suspect. Now I'm curious of how Chasfh repays his tremendous debt. Bravo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    I would probably get out there, say **** it, and throw it from the rubber anyhow, and just claim I didn't know I wasn't supposed to. I would like a complete wuss throwing it from in front of the mound.

    Very awesome gift!!
    That is the only minor thing about this I wish were different. Cubs let their people throw the pitch from the mound if they want. But even so, this is just to cool, like a once in a lifetime thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hueytaxi View Post
    Chasfh has a wonderful wife I have had the pleasure of meeting. Quite lovely and let's the men talk as she listens intently. I'm quite sure she is analytical as she evaluates those around her and of course Chasfh. Of course she would select what Chasfh would never suspect. Now I'm curious of how Chasfh repays his tremendous debt. Bravo!
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    I'd go with the knuckler. Although to really honor this forum, the screwball would be the ideal pitch selection!
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    And I thought my wife was the coolest when she got me a Miggy Triple Crown bat for my birthday! Hopefully you get a day with good weather so they don't skip the bp. Awesome gift (and the food in the Champions Club is incredible)! I think I remember the Tigers having an online auction with a bunch of cool packages, some with throwing out the first pitch included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    That is the only minor thing about this I wish were different. Cubs let their people throw the pitch from the mound if they want. But even so, this is just to cool, like a once in a lifetime thing.
    Like a once in very few lifetimes thing.
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    I'm quite envious of Chasfh. I would love to toss out our first pitch. Unfortunately I'm afraid that will never happen here with our current leadership. Actually I would rather put on my jersey and be the "part-time" bat boy for the first couple of innings. Child/father/child. Any 2nd generation bat boys out there?
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    When you throw this pitch, will you be wearing a shirt with "Motownsports.com on the front and back , hopefully I didn't just ruin the behind the scenes negotiations going on?

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    Very cool, Chuck. I think you should wear your spikes out there. Give the pitch a good old fashioned circa 30's/40's windup.

    Do you get to choose who you will be throwing to? Personally, I think throwing to Brookens would be very cool.

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    You know, if you spent a little bit more, you may be able to get Brandon Inge to sign a one day contract to catch it for you!! Something to think about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighev View Post
    And I thought my wife was the coolest when she got me a Miggy Triple Crown bat for my birthday! Hopefully you get a day with good weather so they don't skip the bp. Awesome gift (and the food in the Champions Club is incredible)! I think I remember the Tigers having an online auction with a bunch of cool packages, some with throwing out the first pitch included.
    A Miggy Triple Crown bat is way cool!

    Good point about the weather. I didn't even consider that, because this is a five hour trip for me to come in. I will have to ask.

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    When you throw this pitch, will you be wearing a shirt with "Motownsports.com on the front and back , hopefully I didn't just ruin the behind the scenes negotiations going on?
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    Very cool, Chuck. I think you should wear your spikes out there. Give the pitch a good old fashioned circa 30's/40's windup.
    Yeah, that's the ticket: look and act like a total douche before flinging the ball into the ninth row of the stands. What could go wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casimir View Post
    Very cool, Chuck. I think you should wear your spikes out there. Give the pitch a good old fashioned circa 30's/40's windup.

    Do you get to choose who you will be throwing to? Personally, I think throwing to Brookens would be very cool.
    If it's anything like the Cubs, they assign this awful task to the most junior member of the team. Which, if I play my hand right, might very well be Nick Castellanos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    If it's anything like the Cubs, they assign this awful task to the most junior member of the team. Which, if I play my hand right, might very well be Nick Castellanos.
    My money is on Scott Pickens.

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    Have you selected a date yet? I want to make sure I don't sell my tickets for that game.
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    Jerry Lewis confirmed to me that it will be Thursday, June 20 against the Red Sox!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    Jerry Lewis confirmed to me that it will be Thursday, June 20 against the Red Sox!
    Sweet! I kept that game. Have fun!
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