While I got my son more toys than he needs for two Christmases and my wife a day spa, I also thought of the current Tigers and what their needs are. Of course, you may ask the question, what on earth do you buy men who can literally by anything they want? So of course, we look at their “needs” in relation to our fandom…and their improvement as individuals…and came up with some pretty good suggestions for overall improvement.
Mike Illitch and Family – A trip to Sicily for a…ahem…a…culinary experience
Dave Dombrowski – Just for Men highlights to match the striped shirts.
Jim Leyland – Electronic Cigarettes, with an extra filter, for his health.
Justin Verlander – Bath salts…and a towel warmer.
Miguel Cabrera – A designated driver.
Victor Martinez – New knees. See: Transformers.
Jose Valverde – Tap shoes.
Max Scherzer – The Mad Max collection on DVD.
Doug Fister – A gift certificate to Big N Tall and a medley of underground “Dougie” music videos.
Alex Avila – Hulk Hands. Gotta take on the old man one of these days.
Rick Porcello – A driver’s license.
Phil Coke – A meet greet with @PhilCokesBrain. A video camera. An upload link to YouTube. Epic.
Austin Jackson – The creation of a “Designated Fielder”
Jhonny Peralta – A mirror. Chinstraps are for the Amish, Jhonny.
Brennan Boesch – Wormtail’s silver hand from Harry Potter.
Joaquin Benoit – DVD collection of “The Closer”. In case he needs to remember how to finish a game properly.
Al Albuquerque – A blue backpack.
Delmon Young – Trade value.
Ryan Raburn – A ten foot pole. And a vacuum.
Danny Worth – An evening with Jim Leyland at any restaurant he chooses. Expect Applebee’s.
Don Kelly – What do you get a man with no flaws?
Brandon Inge – A Triple-A coaching gig.
Gerald Laird – Money. G-Money.
Octavio Dotel – A “Lucky No. 13” plaque.
Daniel Schlereth – A psychiatrist to deal with “daddy’s issues”
Ramon Santiago – A “remember me?” sign to hang around his neck.