The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers are a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Central division.
Rivalries Of Detroit Tigers
The Tigers’ rivalry with other baseball teams has evolved over time, with no one rivalry standing out in particular. The Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox are two of the most prominent among them.
When the Tigers and Indians met at Progressive Field on August 7, 2013, with the teams tied for first place in the AL Central, the rivalry between the two teams reached ahead. While the game was still tied in the ninth inning, several Tigers fans who made the short trip to Cleveland began chanting “Let’s go Tigers!”
Many Cleveland fans, irritated that their opponents were “taking over” their home stadium, responded by chanting “Detroit’s bankrupt!” in allusion to the city’s financial distress in 2013.
SportsTime has a video of the game. The video from Ohio with the chants plainly audible rapidly went viral, with many baseball fans on social media denouncing Cleveland fans for the chant owing to the financial condition in Detroit. Cleveland was defeated 6–5 in 14 innings by the Tigers.
The rivalry with the White Sox is also another challenge and prominent among all the games. Especially when these two meet.