May 23, 2012
Like This if you…“Like This”.
The future of Facebook’s stock may be in question, but the obscene number of users flocking to the site is certainly not in doubt. The Detroit Tigers, who are quite popular even without an official Facebook page, have officially topped one million “Likes” on the uber-popular social networking site.
With that mark, they become the first American League Central team to reach the one million plateau, and the tenth team in Major League Baseball.
“Social media is an integral part of the fan experience, and we are constantly seeking new ways to engage directly with loyal Tigers fans,” said Tigers’ Vice President of Marketing Ellen Hill Zeringue. “It all starts with unique content, and Tigers fans have demonstrated an exciting response to the Tigers on both Facebook and Twitter, and this milestone is attributable to their support.” (via Press Release)
In an effort to recognize and appreciate their fans, the Tigers are running a sweepstakes for their Facebook followers. Fans who “Like” the team have the opportunity to win four tickets to an upcoming game, complete with a VIP batting practice viewing and a signed Miguel Cabrera baseball. Out of market fans will have the option to opt out of the tickets and receive a free MLB.TV subscription along with the autographed “Miggy” baseball.
More information on the contest can be found on the Tigers Facebook page, while fans can also follow the Tigers on their official twitter accounts @Tigers and @TigresdeDetroit