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

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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.

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  • 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.

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