DETROIT -- The weather's cold, but baseball fever was hot at Comerica Park on Saturday.
The Tigers arrived to see 10,000-plus ardent fans waiting in line around the block to get into TigerFest, the team's annual winter baseball carnival.
"It makes it all worth it when you see them packed around the corner out there," center fielder Austin Jackson said. "They're really pumped up to get in here and get an autograph or take a picture. It makes it all worth it."
The event caps off four days of touring around the state and metro area, from Tigers serving fans at Red Robin or Dunkin Donuts to thanking local police officers, firefighters and military members for their service to visiting the DMC Children's Hospital or the North American International Auto Show.
"It's good to see the fans, but this is an educational tour for us," manager Jim Leyland said. "We go to different places, sometimes companies. Yesterday we went to Customs Patrol, it's so interesting what goes on.
"It's a nea...