There’s always something special about opening day in Detroit. The fans who start arriving in the middle of the night for their tailgate parties. The signs and tents popping up all over downtown. The green grass and perfectly groomed field at Comerica Park. The optimism and enthusiasm that the Tigers will win it all.
Can’t make it to Detroit’s own national holiday? Don’t fret, you can still feel like you’re there.
Here’s a recap of the online chat Tuesday morning between Mike Stone of Stoney and Bill and Detroit sports fans.
Rain expected to end by the time of the first pitch, scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
With apologies to the late Ernie Harwell:
For lo the winter is past… And the sounds of baseball have once again returned to our land. Just in time.
Former Detroit Tigers third baseman Steve Boros, whose career as a player, coach, manager, scout and front office executive spanned more than 40 years, has died at 74.