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Detroit Tigers' Alex Wilson brings 42-foot camper to spring training, hoping to make team

A look at Detroit Tigers pitchers Beau Burrows, Daniel Norris, Matt Manning and Joey Wentz throwing during spring training on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Lakeland, Florida. Wochit

LAKELAND, Fla. — Alex Wilson has turned spring training into a grand camping adventure.

Wilson, who rejoined the Detroit Tigers on a minor league contract, is staying in a 42-foot fifth-wheel camper in a parking lot outside of Joker Marchant Stadium.

But I hesitate to use the term camping.

Camping is going Up North to a state park, sleeping in a tent, next to a fire pit, battling mosquitoes and eating roasted marshmallows and s’mores.