The Mariners, Tigers and several players paid their respects to Chris Cornell with heartfelt tributes
Legendary Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell passed away at the age of 52 on Wednesday in Detroit. So, before the Tigers played the Orioles for a Thursday matinee, the Tigers' press notes featured a small tribute: The headings were Cornell songs.
�� Black hole sun, won't you come. pic.twitter.com/OISnMqEbkS- Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 18, 2017
"Black Hole Sun" was used to describe the Tigers' record in day games, "My Wave" for multi-home run games this season (and not number of waves led by fans) and "Like a Stone" was used for today's rubber game.
It was a touching tribute to the singer from a team staff member who is clearly a big fan.
The Mariners held a moment of silence before their game against the White Sox in honor of the Seattle-born Cornell:
And plenty of Cornell's songs were heard at Safeco Field all night long:
A's third baseman Trevor Plouffe, struck by the news, paid homage to Cornell by using "Black Hole Sun" as his walk-up music for Thursday's game with the Red Sox, too:
I'm shook right now. RIP Chris. I'm changing my walk-up music tonight so we can hear your voice blaring through the Coliseum speakers again. pic.twitter.com/xesLkGhTcf- Trevor Plouffe (@trevorplouffe) May 18, 2017
Oakland reliever John Axford also shared a personal reflection:
Cochise was my 1st intro song as a closer in 2010. An incredible song to introduce a new band to the world. Very sad day. #RIPChrisCornell- John Axford (@JohnAxford) May 18, 2017
(h/t Detroit Sports Nation)