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*** THE 2013 ADOPT A TIGER DRAFT ***

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After winning this thing my first year, I've ridden behind the wheels of the bus ever since. But I like it. I have always selected a junior player and always had fine options. And Yooper, great respect for your passing on your premium selection.

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With the 23rd pick in the 2013 AAT Draft, Bambino Lino selects one of the three Tigers to play in both the 2006 and 2012 World Series..

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OH-MAHHHH!

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Mr. Green is a fine young man, actually believe I got the cream of the crop Roger. :-)
I missed that........I think he knows you adopted him:

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With the 32nd Pick my 2013 AAT will be 1B Jordan Lennerton, I will be back with more detail

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With the 34th selection in the 2013 Adopt a Tiger Draft I select arguably the best owner in baseball - Mr. Ilitch.

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As a Tiger fan I appreciate the effort he's made to bring a winner to Detroit and to keep winning.

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The most stunning example of community outreach did not involve a nonprofit organization but a bankrupt one. At the end of last season General Motors decided it could no longer afford to sponsor the fountain over the centerfield fence at Comerica Park, which shoots great plumes into the air whenever a Tiger hits a home run. The fountain is the most valuable piece of advertising space in the stadium, and two corporations quickly expressed interest in taking GM's place. One offered to pay $1.5 million for three years. Mike Ilitch, the Tigers' owner, considered the offer seriously. Then he rejected it in favor of a deal that would pay him nothing at all. Ilitch kept the GM name where it was, free of charge, and added the Ford and Chrysler logos on each flank, over the message: THE DETROIT TIGERS SUPPORT OUR AUTOMAKERS. To emphasize the point, the Tigers invited one employee from each of the embattled car giants to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. Before GM inspector Loretta Abiodun went into her windup, she turned and looked at the fountain. "It was breathtaking," she says.

The deal made perfect sense to Ilitch, a pizza mogul who was born in Detroit, whose father worked as a tool- and die-maker for Chrysler and who still refers to Ford as Ford's, as if it were a neighborhood drugstore. He is a businessman by trade, but he is consumed with two causes that don't always lend themselves to profit. "Turning around our city," he says, "and winning the World Series." Ilitch, who is 80, wants to see those goals realized in his lifetime, which helps explain how the Tigers have managed to keep payroll high, ticket prices relatively low and the community-relations budget constant in a period of plummeting revenue. As one major league executive puts it, "Their owner doesn't operate from a profit-and-loss standpoint. He treats the team more like a public trust."

Ilitch has won four Stanley Cups as owner of the Red Wings, but you get the sense he'd trade one or two of them for a World Series trophy. Before Ilitch started Little Caesars Pizza, he played shortstop at Detroit's Cooley High, and when he graduated, the Tigers tried to sign him for $5,000. A tough negotiator even then, Ilitch insisted they double their offer. When the team balked, Ilitch joined the Marine Corps. After a four-year tour of duty he finally reported to the Tigers' minor league affiliate in Tampa, but he hurt his knee catching a pass in a recreation-league football game and lost his greatest asset, his speed. "That still haunts me," Ilitch says. "I often wonder, Could I have made it to the major leagues if I had never hurt my knee?"

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He's brought us stars and kept them here by paying them fairly, that means a lot to me after seeing Gibby, Lance and Jack leave in the 80's.

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Next I'd like to see him hoist a WS trophy in addition to more of these:

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Then we'd see this look again, as he shared our joy.

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I hope all Tiger fans join me in appreciating him for what he does.

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Jordan Lennerton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jordan Lennerton

Detroit Tigers

First baseman

Born: February 16, 1986 (age 26)

Langley, British Columbia

Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jordan M. Lennerton (born February 16, 1986) is a Canadian professional baseball player. A first baseman, Lennerton plays in minor league baseball for the Detroit Tigers organization.

Contents [hide]

1 Amateur career

2 Professional career

3 International career

4 References

5 External links

[edit]Amateur career

Lennerton grew up in Langley, British Columbia, where he played Little League Baseball. His team reached the 1998 Little League World Series. Lennerton hit a home run in a game against a team from Japan. He attended Brookswood Secondary School[1] and also played amateur baseball for the Langley Blaze of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League.[2]

Lennerton attended El Paso Community College.[2] He then transferred to Oregon State University, where he played for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team. He hit 3 home runs in the 2007 College World Series, which Oregon State won.[3] In 2008, he was named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference team.[4]

[edit]Professional career

The Detroit Tigers drafted Lennerton in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB Draft.[4] In 2012, while playing for the Erie SeaWolves, he was named to the Eastern League all-star game as well as being named Detroit Tigers organizational all star. Named top defensive first baseman in the Eastern League by Baseball America in 2012.[5]

[edit]International career

Lennerton played for the Canadian national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifying round.

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Hope I didn't hold anybody up, but things have been a little hectic at my house. At 2:30 Sunday morning, I lost the man who introduced me to Tigers baseball as a child. My dad was such a beautiful connection to the past of Tigers baseball, always sharing stories with me about his favorite players. He was a huge fan of guys like Mickey Stanley, who could play so many different positions, so I thought about taking Don Kelly with my choice this year - but I've decided to go in a different direction. My parents were separated when I was 2, so I only saw my dad on weekends. Still, every Saturday he'd be there like clockwork, & we'd spend summers playing catch and listening to Ernie Harwell & Paul Carey do the broadcasts. It was this time together that gave me a love not only for baseball, but for radio - which I have made my profession for more than half my life. So with my pick in the 2013 AAT Draft, I select:

DAN DICKERSON, PLAY BY PLAY ANNOUNCER

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Hope I didn't hold anybody up, but things have been a little hectic at my house. At 2:30 Sunday morning, I lost the man who introduced me to Tigers baseball as a child. My dad was such a beautiful connection to the past of Tigers baseball, always sharing stories with me about his favorite players. He was a huge fan of guys like Mickey Stanley, who could play so many different positions, so I thought about taking Don Kelly with my choice this year - but I've decided to go in a different direction. My parents were separated when I was 2, so I only saw my dad on weekends. Still, every Saturday he'd be there like clockwork, & we'd spend summers playing catch and listening to Ernie Harwell & Paul Carey do the broadcasts. It was this time together that gave me a love not only for baseball, but for radio - which I have made my profession for more than half my life. So with my pick in the 2013 AAT Draft, I select:

DAN DICKERSON, PLAY BY PLAY ANNOUNCER

sorry to hear that DJ

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With the 38th selection . . . . . davidsb selects . . . . . the Marlboro Man . . . . . Perrysburg very own . . . . .

Jim Leyland

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With the 38th selection . . . . . davidsb selects . . . . . the Marlboro Man . . . . . Perrysburg very own . . . . .

Jim Leyland

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Why do you hate the children?

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