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Paw Patrol is the most popular show on TV in my home. If it’s not one of the eight seasons of episodes playing for probably the 20th time, it’s the Paw Patrol Movie playing for the 100th time. Through indirect exposure to a variety of shows and characters, you can develop a strong understanding.
When the BYB crew started discussing fun comparisons between the Tigers and TV shows, and someone mentioned Paw Patrol, I began to make embarrassing connections between them. After pondering this for a while, I present the Detroit Tigers as Paw Patrol characters.
AJ Hinch Ryder
Fearless leader. The brains behind everything. He is the one who comes up the idea to save the day. He is the one calling the shots. This one was quite obvious.
When there’s a fire, he comes in to put it out. Marshall is summoned to help put out a fire that has been started by someone driving a huge magnifying glass through the town on a sunny, hot day. Soto is summoned when the opponent throws two runs in the eighth inning and no one gets out. They also match in personality. Soto is known for his flashy antics and once dyed his hair Cheetos orange. Marshall is the sassy pup with his craziness for colliding with other pups and a cheesy pun.
Robbie Grossman as Chase
You can trust Chase to be a rock-solid, reliable, and dependable jack of all trades. He is used in almost every mission. Chase was the first pup Ryder befriended because of his bravery and he’s a loyal, responsible pal that can do a little bit of everything to help out. Robbie Grossman was Chris Illitch’s first free agent. He has contributed to the team in every aspect of his sport. Robbie’s contributions include a walk, stealing bases and hitting a home run.
Spencer Torkelson Rubble
The building block of the franchise. While there are many talented young players in the Tigers’ system, Torkelson remains the number one name on every list. This is as the Tigers work towards their championship season. His strong bat will continue to be a factor in scoring runs for the Tigers over the years. Rubble, a construction dog that specializes on heavy equipment and building projects, is Rubble. Rubble can help you with bulldozers and cranes as well as excavators.
Akil Baddoo Skye
High energy and high excitement. Akil Baddoo’s emergence was undoubtedly the most exciting storyline from the season. It was an amazing sight to see him fly around the bases and outfield, launching balls into the air, hitting home runs, and having such a fun personality. Skye, Skye the flying pup, would be the best to represent him. Skye is a high-flying sensation who can be found zipping around Adventure Bay with her jetpack or helicopter.
Tucker Barnhart as Rocky
Don’t lose it, reuse it! The Tigers received a better slogan from the Cincinnati Reds catcher as they tried to reduce their payroll. Rocky not only knows how to get the most use out of things, but he’s armed with the tools to fix anything good as new. Tucker Barnhart brings his acclaimed skills at catching to Detroit where he’ll look to guide and get the most out of the young Tigers pitchers. They both share a rough, scrappy appearance.
Eric Haase Zuma
He is a solid contributor when needed, but his overall skillset limits his ability to play a significant role. Zuma is the Paw Patrol gang’s Aqua Man. It is rare that they find themselves in a situation where they need to call a water rescue specialist. That best fits Eric Haase’s role on the Tigers. He’s not a starting catcher, he’s not a starting outfielder, and his bat is best used against lefties. When Zuma usually gets screen time, he’s called in as support late in the episode. I believe Haase may be called upon in pinch-hit situations late in the inning.
Tyler Alexander as Everest
Everest is my favorite character in the show. Ice or snow she’s ready to go. But she’s in an in-between role. She’s in the intro credits in some seasons but she’s not one of the regular pups. That fits Tyler Alexander perfectly, and he’s also one of my personal favorites on the team. He might be good enough to be a starter, but he’s best used in a swingman role. He’s not really one of the starters, he’s not really a late-inning reliever. But he’s very good at what he does.
Franklin Perez as Tracker
He seems talented, but I’ve rarely seen him. I haven’t seen many episodes with Everest in it, but I’ve seen even less with Tracker. He’s clearly important to the team because he has his own equipment from Ryder, but he just doesn’t appear much. Kinda like Franklin Perez. Who? Who was that guy Justin Verlander bought from the Tigers? The best pitching prospect they had before Manning, Skubal, and Mize? He has only pitched 30 innings over the past 4 years. Yes, I think about him all of the time.
Joe Jiménez as Danny
Extremely flashy, but constantly in trouble and in need of his friendsTo save him. Danny always wan- — oh I mean Daring Danny X — he always wants to be the big-time star in the big moment, but it usually ends up backfiring on him and he ends up in trouble and needs to be saved by the Paw Patrol. You might think that sounds like a reliever. Yeah, I agree. It’s hard to believe Joe isn’t working on it. A very talented reliever who wants to be the closer but just can’t put together the consistency to be taken seriously.
He’s the know-it-all and he’s the animal whisperer. If there’s a whale trapped in the bay, he can listen to it and somehow tell the pups exactly what’s wrong with it. Fetter is similar in that he can hear a struggling pitcher at Triple-A and turn them into a shut-down late-inning reliever. The match would be perfect if Chris Fetter owned a boat.
They are respected and appreciated by everyone, but the qualifications they have for their current roles is lacking. I mean, Miguel Cabrera is the cleanup hitter but he doesn’t hit over .300 anymore and barely hits 10 home runs a year. Mayor Goodway should be running the entire town, but she spends 90% of her time caring for Chickaletta, her pet chicken. The pups and she found a large amount of gold in the ground and she had it made into a statue of her domesticated dinner pet.
It’s funny, but it’s completely pointless.
The show’s self-confident, moronic villain. He’s a self-described “unqualified elected official”. His “best” ideas involve some overly complicated plan that doesn’t have anyone’s well-being in mind except his own. Because it made the subway more fun, he installed loop-de–loops. Rob Manfred invented the idea of having extra innings begin with an automatic runner at second base. He thinks that the games are too boring and long. All he’s missing is a purple suit and an evil mustache at this point.
There you have it. I hope you enjoyed this little comparison, especially if you are surrounded by children’s programs. Do you feel like there is another way to compare Paw Patrol characters and current members of the Tigers? Please let us know in the comment section.