Verlander also took some time to take a photo with the fans.
The 2015 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan, presented by Oakland University and in partnership with FOX Sports Detroit, is set for Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23, and features an exciting lineup of stops throughout the state of Michigan.
“They’re the face of the city and they represent the citizens or the people of Detroit, so it’s very good to socialize with your neighbors,” he said.
Hunter said he learned a lesson from the backlash.
“These are exciting times for Tigers fans with great anticipation for the upcoming season, and it all starts with the Winter Caravan,” said Elaine Lewis, Vice President of Community and Public Affairs.
The Birmingham stop will feature a roundtable discussion, Q&A with fans, and a Tigers “Jeopardy” game. Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, and more are scheduled to appear.
It may be cold and snowing, but baseball fans will feel a slight spring breeze when the annual Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan starts rolling Thursday.