The diminutive reporter you've noticed in the dugout during postseason games is Mr. Ken Rosenthal, whose affinity for bow ties is being put to good use this postseason: every game he's worn one identifying a special cause. On Facebook the Bow Tie Cause put about fortysomething bow ties up to a vote, and based on the results, the University of Toledo bow tie finished with the third most votes, meaning Rosenthal will wear it during Game 3. That works out, because that game will be played in Detroit on Saturday night.
And it's one you may have seen before: the Toledo bow tie has been worn by the men's basketball coaching staff in each of the last two years during games for the same cause: prostate cancer research.
So to whoever flooded the Facebook like-vote-thingee or however it worked, hats (and ties) off to you. (And let's go, Tigers.)