Detroit Tigers use retro video game theme to announce Opening Day lineup

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The Detroit Tigers' 2019 Opening Day lineup (Twitter: @Tigers)
The Detroit Tigers' 2019 Opening Day lineup (Twitter: @Tigers)

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have already stepped up their Twitter game this season, announcing the Opening Day lineup with a retro video game theme.

The team's official Twitter account announced the first lineup at 11:16 a.m. Thursday with the caption, "Time to blow the dust off the cartridge."

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The attached video used a Nintendo-style font and menu screen to select the players and reveal the lineup.

Here's the Opening Day lineup:

  • Josh Harrison, 2B
  • Nicholas Castellanos, RF
  • Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  • Jeimer Candelario, 3B
  • Niko Goodrum, DH
  • Christin Stewart, LF
  • Grayson Greiner, C
  • Jordy Mercer, SS
  • Mikie Mahtook, CF
  • Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will start on the mound for the Tigers.

    You can see the full video below.

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