Clip promoting new 'Brockmire' season pokes fun at Tigers

Posted at 10:07 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 23:39:04-04

(WXYZ) -- The Detroit Tigers are just a few weeks away from starting the 2019 season, and a new clip promoting the IFC show "Brockmire" pokes fun at the team.

Actor Hank Azaria plays Jim Brockmire, a famed baseball announcer in the show who is "attempting to rebuild his life while navigating his new sobriety," and moves to Florida where he calls major league Spring Training games for Oakland.

In the clip, Azaria, playing Brockmire, says, "Spring Training preview of Detroit. Your team sucks, but congrats on avoiding that dystopian Robocop future that seemed inevitable. I owe Kirk Gibson a sawbuck for that one. He never gave up on you Detroit."