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It's my first post in a long while and I welcome you back with the corniest headline of all time. But I take full responsibility and credit for it. Don't worry, there will be more where that came from. (*wink wink*) So basically, this is a roundup of links about TigerFest. And since we're just getting back into the links posts business, I'm looking to change up the format a bit. Any and all suggestions are welcome ... including things you did or didn't like from the past couple years of links posts. But in the meantime, enjoy.

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TigerFest links:

Fans flock TigerFest, have high hopes for Brad Ausmus as Detroit Tigers manager
Detroit Free Press, Mike Brudenell

I also had high hopes for Victor Martinez's fashion sense, and he seems to have failed me. I hope that this is not a foreshadow for the season.

Justin Verlander's health a hot topic at TigerFest
Motor City Bengals, Matt Pelc

If he can spend the day with a bunch of pirates in South Florida, then my guess is he'll be just fine come Opening Day.

Dombrowski on another big move: "I’d be surprised"
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Oh OK, Dave. Like you've ever given us good reason to believe that line.

Fans brave snow, cold for a glimpse of new-look team at TigerFest
The Detroit News, Lauren Abdel-Razzaq

Well, I take back everything I said about Victor's fashion sense after seeing the main photo in this article. He's the best.

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus: 'For the most part, you want to play for the big inning'
MLive.com, Chris Iott

Brad Ausmus doesn't like "small ball." Well I'll be ...

TigerFest Tweets:

Miggy was out accepting an MVP Trophy and looking ever-so-dapper in his tuxedo. All is forgiven.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tigers fans are the best fans in the world. Thank you for coming to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Tigersfest&amp;src=hash">#Tigersfest</a> and for all you support. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23detroitproud&amp;src=hash">#detroitproud</a></p>&mdash; Miguel Cabrera (@MiguelCabrera) <a href="https://twitter.com/MiguelCabrera/statuses/427099861461131264">January 25, 2014</a></blockquote>
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And as Justin Verlander so aptly put it: "Alex's beard is on point."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/JustinVerlander">@JustinVerlander</a> the family with kaylins favorite player <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23classy&amp;src=hash">#classy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23avila&amp;src=hash">#avila</a> <a href="http://t.co/vhSxPRSdzu">pic.twitter.com/vhSxPRSdzu</a></p>&mdash; Ken Shields (@kenshields) <a href="https://twitter.com/kenshields/statuses/427239089424056320">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Aaaaaand, Torii Hunter paraphrasing (revising?) an OutKast lyric, so he's basically my favorite. As if he wasn't already.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In Detroit for the Tigers caravan. It&#39;s colder than a polar bears toenail! Haha</p>&mdash; Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) <a href="https://twitter.com/toriihunter48/statuses/426818255966044160">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I don't even know where to start with how awesome this photo is. Well done to all parties involved.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/courtheitmeyer">@courtheitmeyer</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinVerlander">@JustinVerlander</a> there was too much fun <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tigerfest&amp;src=hash">#tigerfest</a> <a href="http://t.co/HjyUu8vqcB">pic.twitter.com/HjyUu8vqcB</a>" Vic in that hat!!! Hahaha</p>&mdash; Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinVerlander/statuses/427238613978722305">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Make sure to visit this link. It takes you to a great album of photos from the Winter Caravan and TigerFest.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks to all the wonderful <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Tigers&amp;src=hash">#Tigers</a> fans who made Caravan and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TigerFest&amp;src=hash">#TigerFest</a> such a success. Catch the highlights here: <a href="http://t.co/EPktOnz9zX">http://t.co/EPktOnz9zX</a></p>&mdash; Detroit Tigers (@tigers) <a href="https://twitter.com/tigers/statuses/427588979353862145">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Well that's basically adorable.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jose Iglesias and PAWS Skyping with a young fan who couldn&#39;t make it to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TigerFest&amp;src=hash">#TigerFest</a>: <a href="http://t.co/jjOLHpvaxG">pic.twitter.com/jjOLHpvaxG</a></p>&mdash; Detroit Tigers (@tigers) <a href="https://twitter.com/tigers/statuses/427145755971690497">January 25, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Also adorable.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Who wins this matchup? <a href="https://twitter.com/SmylyD">@SmylyD</a> challenges a fan to a little <a href="https://twitter.com/Xbox">@Xbox</a> racing at <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TigerFest&amp;src=hash">#TigerFest</a>! <a href="http://t.co/rEMs7Rcozj">pic.twitter.com/rEMs7Rcozj</a></p>&mdash; Detroit Tigers (@tigers) <a href="https://twitter.com/tigers/statuses/427165660431388672">January 25, 2014</a></blockquote>
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