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Of course you want an orange and blue LP featuring Jack White interviewing Kirk Gibson

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Foam fingers? Meh.

Souvenir bats? Got, like, five of them.

Bobbleheads? Played out, man. Seriously: deader than vaudeville.

I want an interesting giveaway at a ballgame. Something I can’t just buy in the gift shop and something I’m not gonna throw in the back of a closet as soon as I get home. Something like, say, an indie rock icon interviewing a former MVP and putting it all on an orange and blue vinyl LP with some hot licks on the other side.

Thankfully, the Tigers are doing just that:

Calling all lovers of vinyl records! Purchase this package and get a ticket to see the Tigers battle the Minnesota Twins on September 24 plus an exclusive Third Man Records 7″ vinyl record.

One side of the record is the song “Strike Out” by “The Brushoffs” – a group featuring Third Man Records artists Brendan Benson, Ben Blackwell, Dominic Davis and Olivia Jean. On the other side, Third Man Records founder Jack White interviews 1984 World Series Champion Kirk Gibson.

I’m struggling to think what Jack White and Kirk Gibson have to talk about, but I suppose that’s part of the draw. Also part of the draw is that part of the proceeds are going to go to the Kirk Gibson foundation. Here’s the disc:

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris took the pictures. No word if Denny McLain plays keyboads on the Brushoffs’ track.

Mark Trumbo likely headed back to disabled list

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MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Orioles OF/DH Mark Trumbo will not travel with the team to Toronto and will instead return to Baltimore to have an MRI on his right knee. Trumbo will likely be placed on the 10-day disabled list, which will open up a spot for outfielder Adam Jones, who was placed on the bereavement list on Thursday, on the 25-man roster.

Trumbo, 32, has been bothered by his right knee for most of the season. The pain apparently intensified over the weekend. Trumbo had received a platelet-rich plasma injection last Monday.

Despite the ailing knee, Trumbo has posted decent numbers this season, batting .261/.313/.452 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 358 plate appearances. He is under contract with the Orioles for one more year, earning $13.5 million in 2019.