Tigers reliever Phil Coke and outfielder Torii Hunter got a taste of how excited fans are for baseball season to start when they spent a half hour helping to fill orders at a Dunkin' Donuts in Southfield this morning.
Coke spent most of his time greeting fans at the drive-through window, while Hunter worked the front counter.
"Have a wonderful day," Coke told one customer. "Stay warm."
When he shut the drive-thru window with his hands, Coke cracked: "I'm the closer."
Several fans said they were there specifically to see Hunter, who signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the Tigers in November.
"I think more people drink coffee than (eat) the donuts," Torii Hunter said after working the counter
Asked if he was a good server, Hunter said: "You know what? I made adjustments and that's what you have to do in baseball," Hunter said. "Early on, I started out slow. I was in a little funk, but I got out of it."
Tigers' Torii Hunter, Phil Coke greet fans at Southfield Dunkin' Donuts
Detroit Free Press | Jan 26