I can't tell you how happy I am to have lived long enough to be able to report to you that 45 men dressed up as Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) from the hit show Magnum, P.I. were ejected from a Detroit Tigers baseball game because their behavior was deemed rude and obnoxious.
Why are you still reading? That sentence is all that you need. Go back and read it again. Forty five men, participating in a bachelor party for some dude named Joe Tuccini, were removed from Comerica Park in Detroit on Saturday night -- an evening at the ballpark that, ironically, was an official Star Wars night for fans -- because they were being disrespectful to fellow fans. The Detroit Tigers released this official statement on the truly bizarre occurrence, courtesy of Fox2Detroit:
Likely disturbed at having been ejected, soon-to-be-groom Joe Tuccini says that he's asking the Detroit Tigers to reimburse his tickets for next season. He'd also like the team to extend an invitation to the real Tom Selleck, who is a Detroit native, a Tigers fan, and notoriously played Thomas Magnum, a Hawaii-based private investigator, on the awards-winning serialized television program.
Want to see video of the Magnum, P.I. impersonators getting kicked out of the ballpark? Of course you do. Fair warning, there's language in here that's considered NSFW... and a LOT of booing:
This absolutely qualifies as one of the weirdest stories we've reported on at CinemaBlend. Who even knew that Magnum, P.I. was a known show? I guess in Detroit, Tom Selleck's prized creation still draws a crowd. Selleck famously wore a Tigers cap for years on the TV show, which ran on CBS from 1980 to 1988. The program was recognized often by the Emmy voters, as well as the Golden Globes, with Selleck and his co-star, John Hillerman, taking home trophies for their acting on the crime show.
Shame on these guys for sullying Magnum's good name. It's hilarious that the Fox affiliate in Detroit say that Tom Selleck has no comment so far on the incident. Maybe he's too busy working with a gaggle of Blue Blood impersonators who are en route to Yankee Stadium for a birthday party?
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