A Taste Of Louisiana | November 05, 2019
The son has looked up a few of his father's old football videos. But more than 30 years after man's last game, they are difficult to find in quantity. Mikie Mahtook did see himself in Michael Mahtook when he watched the old LSU clips. His father, a linebacker at the southern football powerhouse, was a little bit bigger. Otherwise, they looked the same, carried themselves the same, were one of each other.
Former LSU Baseball Standout and Detroit Tiger Mikie Mahtook has a gameplan to strike out heart disease by promoting education, early detection and regular check-ups. “It’s not just for athletes, it’s for everyone,” Mahtook said. “If you’re active, if you’re running, tennis, pick up basketball, it’s beneficial for them.”
Mikie Mahtook slid his wood bat above his locker in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse, into a small slot, barrel first, as if he were tucking away a family secret. On the face of the barrel, near the end, the bat is engraved with the model number "54," the same number he scribbles on his cleats. It is a treasured number for his entire family, something that appears almost daily, out of nowhere. It's a sight that prompts his twin sisters to proclaim: “Today is going to be a good day!”