"Is that what I think that is?" you're wondering.
If you think it's the American League Championship trophy, then yes, yes it is.
But wait... it's gets better.
That's me in the orange sweater on the left, and Willa's next to me. Above her arm, in a suit is the MAYOR of Bay City. I know, brush with fame. Us Sinkis? We roll with the celebs.
Sitting next to Willa, on the other side, by the way is Justin Verlander.
While he's no small city mayor, Justin Verlander is a Detroit Tiger's pitcher. Last season? Threw a no hitter. In other words, he's um.... incredible. (And nice too.)
"This is Willa."
"Hi Willa, I'm Marcus."
Marcus Thames? He's mighty personable. See how delighted I am? Where did my eyes go? I don't know.
Willa liked Marcus so much, she offered him her baby doll. She handed it to him a few times. He said he and the doll could sit in the back of the bus and listen to some music. In the end, we left with the doll.
With a 7 month old daughter at home, Marcus can probably find some of his own to bring on road trips.
We left with some fun photos, 2 autographs (we forgot to ask the mayor for his) and an increased excitement for Spring Training. Go Tigers!