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Striped Suit Earns Jim Nelle The Title Of ‘Tiger Man’

Detroit Tigers fan Jim Nelle, 55, of Winterset Iowa and originally from Farmington Hills is known to fans as “Tiger Man” because of his Tiger striped suit.

CBS Detroit–04/06/2013

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Leyland’s Opening Day Outlook, Superstitions, Pre-game Rituals

It’s not exactly his first time at the rodeo, but does longtime Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland have any longstanding pre-game rituals?

CBS Detroit–04/05/2013

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Andy Dirks: ‘It Takes A Whole Team’

Dirks fielded questions on Tigers home Opening Day Friday about all the big names and the contributions expected from them this season.


Phil Coke (Photo: screen grab)

Phil Coke: Opening Day In Detroit Is Special

“I enjoy every game anyways, but there’s something different and special about it about it here in the city of Motown,” Coke said.

CBS Detroit–04/05/2013

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5 Things We Already Know About The Tigers

It’s Opening Day and the Tigers get the gift of a team that’s more lost at sea than they are.

CBS Detroit–04/05/2013

A detailed view of thrid base prior to the start of the opening day game in Detroit. (Credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Eat ‘Em Up Tigers! Baseball Season Officially Begins In Detroit

The moment Tigers fans have been waiting for all winter long has finally arrived: Opening Day in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2013

General view of planes performing a flyover during the performance of the National Anthem between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics during Game One of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 6, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Cuts Expected To Silence Tigers Opening Day Flyover Tradition

An Opening Day tradition in Detroit is expected to be silenced this year due to cuts as part of the automatic reduction in the federal budget.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

After relentless cold weather, the field at Comerica Park was dyed green for Opening Day. (Photo: Sandra McNeill)

Parts Of Comerica Field Still Frozen Just 2 Days Before Opening Day

“That’s never happened this close to Opening Day,” Nabozney said.

CBS Detroit–04/03/2013

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Kids Get An Opening Day All Their Own

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Tigers will make health, fitness and the fight against childhood obesity the focus of a special Kids Opening Day at Comerica Park on Sunday, April 7.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 1: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during batting practice beforethe Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins on April 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Local Businesses Waiting Anxiously For Opening Day

“This is our St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll be jam packed until 2 a.m.,” said manager Jim Lamb of baseball fan favorite Harry’s Detroit.

CBS Detroit–04/03/2013