Detroit Tigers announce opening day lineup with nostalgic Nintendo spoof

click to enlarge Detroit Tigers announce opening day lineup with nostalgic Nintendo spoof
Screenshot from Detroit Tigers Twitter account

The nerds over at the Detroit Tigers' social media team deserve a raise.

The team took to Twitter to announce its opening day lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays with a nostalgic, 8-bit Nintendo Major League Baseball spoof that should appeal to fans of a certain age.

The Tigers opening day lineup is as follows:

1. Josh Harrison, 2B
2. Nicholas Castellanos, RF
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
5. Niko Goodrum, DH
6. Christin Stewart, LF
7. Grayson Greiner, C
8. Jordy Mercer, SS
9. Mikie Mahtook, CF
P. Jordan Zimmerman

You can watch the clip below. The Tigers face off against the Blue Jays at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, and play their first game in Detroit against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 4.


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