I started writing this a little after the Tigers started playing the Twins, and, then, got distracted, when rookie Akil Baddoo hit a double...and then a homer, in his first two at bats, as Detroit ended it's 4 game losing skid, with a come from behind win, 6-5, at Target Field.
When this card was released by Topps a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't wait to add it to my collection of Tigers baseball cards, as well as the Living Set collection that I have.
I didn't want to wait the extra time that it takes going through eBay, so I had it ordered so that it would get here a bit faster through Topps.
👉 Akil Baddoo is the 12th Detroit Tigers player in the Topps Living Set, and, the 11th Tigers player in my TLS Collection (Still hoping, one day, that I'll get Nicholas Castellanos.)
( Photo/Stats from Cardboard Stats via Twitter. )
Baddoo, a Rule 5 Draft Pick last December from the Minnesota Twins, has been exciting fans in Motown since his debut on April 4th.
This young man has brought the energy that the Tigers have been missing, and, along with fellow rookie Eric Haase, have certainly made this a fun year to be a Tigers fan, regardless of the team's record.
👉🐯⚾️ Haase hit a game tying Grand Slam HR in the 9th inning, and the Tigers won in extras!
Gonna cut it short, as it's past 1:30 am here in South Portage.
As always, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this blog, it's very much appreciated!
Go Tigers! 🐯⚾️
Play BALL! ⚾️