SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

Tigers player flips the bird to home crowd, apologizes after game

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Courtesy: MLB

DETROIT, Mich. — Even though the Tigers won their game against Oakland at Comerica Park on Monday night, a Detroit player is finding himself in the negative spotlight after he flipped off the home crowd.

It was all because of a play in the 6th inning.  The Tigers had a comfortable lead, when center fielder Tyler Collins missed what should have been an easy fly ball.  The rest of the broken fielding almost resulted in a runner scoring, and Oakland would score on the next play anyway.

The crowd immediately booed Collins, who had one message to the fans:  a middle finger and some choice words.

After the game, Collins said he lost the ball in the light and apologized for his actions, saying even though the boos from a home crowd frustrated him, he should have been more mature.

The Tigers would end up winning the game with a final score of 7-3.  Miguel Cabrera was 4-4 with two home runs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

3 comments

  • Ramon

    He shouldn’t be playing with the big team with his whopping .105 BA, and this isn’t the 1st screw up in the outfield.

  • Nick

    As long as they don’t send this jerk to the Whitecaps, I don’t care. Send him to Comstock Park and I can personally guarantee you that he will be given much worse fan treatment than he ever got in Detroit. My friends and I sit within easy heckling distance of where he would be, and have no problem giving someone with that sort of attitude some of their own medicine.