Austin Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners as part of a three-team deal that brought David Price to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Considering this year’s trade deadline was one of the most hectic in recent history, it only makes sense that Jackson got the news in the middle of an inning.
During the seventh inning of Detroit’s matinee game against the Chicago White Sox, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski walked into the dugout to inform manager Brad Ausmus that Jackson had been traded. In a humbling reminder of the fact that professional baseball is a business, Jackson jogged off the field and said farewell to his teammates.
How about the baseball IQ from the fans at Comerica Park? They immediately recognized what was going on and gave Jackson a standing ovation as he headed to the clubhouse. Some of the fans may have already found out on their smartphones that Detroit had a deal pending for David Price, but that was still an impressive display of awareness.
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