March 24, 2014 (Miami, Fla.)–The Detroit Tigers 2014 season will open up with the renamed “Asylum Cigar Bar” at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. The Asylum Cigar Bar will be hosting a variety of blends that have swept the nation. Co-founder Tom Lazuka says, “We are very excited about the opportunity to bring good cigars to Comerica Park, while being able to watch a good old fashion baseball game.”

The Asylum Cigar Bar will also feature a full bar, beautiful wait staff, and luxury comfort, while being able to enjoy the premium cigars featured by the C.L.E. Cigar Company. “Being able to put the Asylum Cigar Bar at Comerica Park feels like a coming home party. There is nothing like watching my favorite team, the Detroit Tigers march toward another World Series. It is a dream come to fruition.” Says CEO of the C.L.E. Cigar Company, Christian Eiroa.

The cigar bar will be christened on opening day, March 31, 2014. Both founding partners, Christian Eiroa and Tom Lazuka will be in attendance to cheer on the home team, while hosting all who come to enjoy some stories at the ball park. They relay the message that if you’re at the game and you’re a cigar enthusiast, join them for a unique cigar experience.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.