When I saw that the governor of Arkansas was throwing out the first pitch of today's game I did a bit of a double take. Am I looking at the right game? Is someone setting us up for a bad Bill Clinton joke. As it turns out...
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is a lifelong #Tigers fan -- for those of you confused as to why he just threw out the first pitch.— Noah Trister (@noahtrister) April 30, 2013
Who caught that pitch? None other than Arkansas native and former Razorback Drew Smyly, naturally.
Just goes to show you can find famous Tigers fans in odd places.
For instance, last night I was merrily tweeting along when I see this:
Don Gonyea? THE REAL DON GONYEA!? Ok, so maybe you are unimpressed, but for NPR nerds this is a big deal. Turns out Don is from Monroe and is a lifelong Tigers fan.
Reminds of the time I found out John Paul White, half of the musical duo The Civil Wars, was a huge Tigers fan.
Also, the actor in the Farmers Insurance commercials J.K. Simmons is a very serious Tigers fan. I think it was Dan and Jim did an interview with him toward the end of last season.
So beyond the old faithfuls, do you know of any famous or interesting Tigers fans we can add to the list?