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The Detroit Tigers celebrated their culminating victory in Thursday night's Game 5 of their ALDS by gathering at the pitcher's mound and doing their take on the Haka, the traditional war dance of the Māori people of New Zealand.
The Tigers take on the dance was rather simplified compared to the Haka dance performed by the New Zealand national rugby team before their matches. The "All Blacks" version of the Haka is the most well-known and sets a pretty high benchmark:
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