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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tigers fans send Ordonez off into retirement with their thanks

On Sunday, the Ilitch family and the Detroit Tigers gave longtime outfielder Magglio Ordonez the going-away ceremony he so richly deserved, honoring him before the Tigers played the Yankees at Comerica Park.

As much as anything, it was one last chance for the fans to see — and cheer — the guy who'd been the "quiet face" ... or maybe the hair ... of the franchise for the better part of seven years. Ordonez won a batting title, and launched the game-winning home run that sent the Tigers to the 2006 World Series, but what he may be remembered just as much for were his long flowing locks.

Here are some of the things  fans were saying on social media:


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