On Thursday, Tigers ace and 24-game winner, Justin Verlander announced on his Twitter that he would give away two tickets to one of Detroit's home playoff games. The only guidelines to win the tickets were as follows, “Use hastag #tigersALDS – let me know why you should get the tickets and I'll pick the winner. Get creative.”
Seems easy enough. Maybe you could write a nice little essay describing how you dress up as Frank Tanana for Halloween every year. However Mr. Holko really upped the ante when he tweeted his Tigers lip tattoo. The contest doesn't end til Saturday morning, but nobody is beating this lip tattoo. Game over.
Now I commend Holko for his commitment to the Tigers, but I just checked out ticket prices, and you can pick up tickets for Game 3 of the ALDS for a mere $74 and for only $35 you can get a seat in Comerica Park for Game 4. Plus Verlander didn't say you were sitting in the dugout and sharing a beer with Miguel Cabrera, he said you get a pair of tickets, you could be in the last row of the upper deck freezing your nads off. Maybe he's just a big fan of the song, “Taste of Ink,” by The Used or most likely he's just a deranged Tigers fan. I'll give Holko credit for one thing though, the lip tattoo of your favorite team is convenient because when your team sucks, you just shut your trap as you should.