By now, you know that Jim Harbaugh doesn’t spend off days in low-key fashion.

His post-recruiting off-period this year was spent in San Francisco doing a variety of interviews and public appearances. Last March, he made it out to Arizona and coached first base for the Oakland Athletics during a spring training game.

With the Wolverines in Bradenton, Fla. for spring practice, Harbaugh repeated that endeavor on Wednesday. This time, he coached first base for the hometown Detroit Tigers for a few innings.

As expected, his day was well-documented.

The Tigers didn’t allow Harbaugh to coach in his customary khakis. They had a full uniform ready for him:

Before he suited up for the Tigers, the ever-connected Harbaugh had Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle address approximately 75 Wolverines that took in the action:

That was followed by a little pregame pep talk from Tigers manager Brad Ausmus:

Ausmus did warn Harbaugh that couldn’t take the fall for one of his classic tirades:

But Harbaugh still had a job to do. Apparently he did it successfully, or at least he didn’t do it poorly enough to kill a five-run second inning for the Tigers:

Harbaugh wasn’t too busy to stop and address some fans:

Despite his day with Harbaugh, Ausmus wouldn’t admit to favoring Michigan over Michigan State. He said that he “walks the fence” on the two teams.

Just to prove that, he offered up an open invitation for Mark Dantonio: