Sunday, April 03, 2005

Play Ball!

Tigers Opening Day is Monday, April 4

Get your peanuts, baseball gloves, and favorite jerseys out - its time once again for Tigers Opening Day!

Tomorrow marks the fifth year of Opening Day at Comerica Park stadium in Detroit, and the 104th Opening Day game for the Detroit Tigers baseball team.

Tomorrow's game pits our hometown cats against the Kansas City Royals. The stadium opens at 10:30 am, and opening day festivities start at 12:35pm.

Detroit's own Pastor Marvin Winans - six-time Grammy winner and one of the musically-talented members of the Winans family - will sing the National Anthem.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will toss the ceremonial first pitch towards the ceremonial catcher, Robert Ficano. Ficano is Wayne County's Executive and has been the ceremonial Opening Day catcher for the last two years. Kilpatrick has thrown the first pitch the previous three years.

The weather forecast for Opening Day looks great (for Detroit, at least) - 62 degrees and sunny.

For the complete 2005 Tigers schedule, visit this link. If you are looking for stats, rosters, or other Tigers information, visit or Detroit Tigers Weblog.