The first third of the 2022 Major League Baseball season has been tough for the Detroit Tigers. After a pleasantly surprising 2021 campaign – which included a run above .500 from the start of May to the end of the season – fans thought the team’s brutal five-plus-year rebuild was finally over.

But the Tigers have failed to pick up where they left off last year.

As of the official third of the season on June 5, the Tigers’ record was 21-33. It is the third worst mark in the American League and the fifth in all of MLB. Detroit is 10 games behind the center-leading Minnesota Twins at the third mark, and 6.5 games from last place in the Wild Card.

Worse still is the Tigers’ offense. They average 2.81 carries per game, making them by far the most anemic team in all the major leagues. Their low .220 batting average is third worst in the majors, with only Arizona and Oakland faring worse.

The slow start of these Tigers stands in stark contrast to the exciting, fun and competitive ball mark of last year’s group. Worse still are the team’s offseason moves: Detroit invested $140 million over six years in shortstop Javy Baez, and, so far, it looks bad. Baez is hitting .205 with 3 home runs and 15 RBIs.

And you know things are going badly when the people doing parodies of Pure Michigan commercials put you in their sights. Their parodies of Michigan state tourist ad campaigns are popular and often take a fun and critical approach to things. This time it’s the Tigers’ turn. See for yourself.

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