The Detroit Tigers hosted the Chicago Cubs last night in their first home game since the passing of Aretha Franklin, who died last Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.
During a moment of silence before the game for the “Queen of Soul” and the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a giant rainbow appeared, arcing over the scoreboard to the delight of the crowd.
Since Aretha Franklin’s death last week, the Comerica Park scoreboard has repeatedly displayed a tribute to Franklin, with the word “Respect” next to her image. The Tigers have also honored Franklin by using titles of her songs in their game notes.
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