During Sunday's Royals-Tigers game at Comerica Park, Detroit catcher Gerald Laird had a little fun by pulling the old ball-on-a-string trick with some kids hovering above the home team's dugout.
The amused Laird can be seen cracking up while he played keep-away with the patient kids until one of the little dugout rats proudly snapped the souvenir from the string.
It's cute and mean at the same time.
It's been a little easier for the Tigers to have fun these days after after sweeping the Royals over the weekend. They head into the All-Star break with a five-game win streak. Detroit fans can only hope its not some sort ball-on-a-string tease on a second half playoff run.