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)