Detroit (WWJ) – The Detroit Tigers home opener isn’t until Friday at Comerica Park, but there was a lot of activity Sunday at the Old Tiger Stadium.
Some 60 people were at the old stadium to clean up the field with rakes, garbage bags, and mowers.
Tom Nardone of Birmingham organized the Mower Gang.
“What we do is we get together and we bring out our tools and equipment and we take care of parks and land that’s been unused. We try to make it a safe place for kids to play,” said Nardone.
“We’re calling this event opening day,” he added.
They even played baseball in the rain.
“It’s a very, very euphoric feeling. Feels nice. But at the same time, it’s sad to see this place go or be gone. But it feels real good to have some revitalization going, as far as for the grounds,” said Shane Carson of Detroit.
Carson says they even had a surprise visit from U.S. Senator Carl Levin who just happened to drive by in his new Chevy Volt.
And complete with hot dogs and some baseball, like most opening days the weather in Detroit was cold.