From the Breaking News Division: Tigers fans suck.
Wait! Don’t shoot the messenger, those aren’t my words. But apparently actor/comedian Jeff Garlin, known most recently for his work on Larry David’s HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” harbors a bit of animosity toward the Tigers’ fan base.
Following the traditional Wrigley Field rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch of Thursday’s Tigers-Cubs game, Garlin decided to get a bit improvisational.
The 50-year-old Chicago native belted out the final line, then shouted out, “Yeah, lemme tell you, you Tigers fans suck!”
Harsh words from the losing side.
Perhaps Garlin was a bit irked by the large Tigers contingent seated amongst the Wrigley faithful. After all, the traveling fans no doubt influenced the attendance numbers in what turned out to be a record-setting midweek series at baseball’s second-oldest ballpark (a final tally of 124,782, according to the Cubs).
They also rattled the normally-stout Cubs cheering contingent: “Let’s go Tigers!” cheers rippled through the Wrigley faithful all week.
Whatever provoked the outburst, the Tigers got the last laugh when Austin Jackson hit the eventual game-winning two-run home run in the top of the ninth, his second long ball in two nights.