Tigers to start racing 'Motor City Wheels' mascots
The Washington Nationals have racing presidents.
The Milwaukee Brewers have racing sausages.
Now the Detroit Tigers have joined the trend, and will have racing mascots — automotive themed, of course — during the third-inning break, starting with this Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers.
The combatants? Nicknamed the "Motor City Wheels" and sponsored by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, they'll include: Bella Air, a 1957 Bel Air; Corey Vette, a 1958 Corvette; and Petey Pickup, a 1954 Chevy pickup truck.
“Working with the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers presents an opportunity to combine two events the city of Detroit loves most: Tigers baseball and vehicles made in the Motor City,” Tigers VP of corporate sponsorships Steve Harms said in a news release. “I know our fans will enjoy the energy and excitement of the newMotor City Wheels races and the unique redesign of three classic Chevys into entertaining mascots.”
No word on whether or not Paws, the team's current mascot, has a driver's license.