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OpeningDay Steven Kovich 

Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers is basically a holiday in The D. I’ve been to four home openers at Comerica Park, and there’s no better way I can think of to kick off the unofficial start of summer.

Even on the years when it’s been a little cold or rainy, there’s something about hearing the crack of the bat echo through the city for the first time each spring that makes winter seem like a vague memory.

As the Tigers gear up for yet another run at the World Series, here’s a look some insider tips for celebrating Opening Day in The D:


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OpeningDayinTheDContest BillBowen

We’re all ready for spring for many reasons, but one of the main ones is Opening Day in The D! It’s always a party when the Detroit Tigers take the plate at Comerica Park, but this event on Monday, April 6 spans across Grand Circus Park into downtown and beyond.

To add to the festivities we’re bringing back the #OpeningDayinTheD photo contest.


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Fowling RaySchmidt

What began by accident at a tailgate in 2001 has recently become a favorite pastime around these parts. We’re talking about the sport of fowling (pronounced FOH-ling). It combines elements of football, bowling and horseshoes — and no, you don’t have to be an athlete to play.


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PAWS DetroitTigers

Meet PAWS, Detroit’s very own feline fanatic and official mascot of the Detroit Tigers. We chatted with PAWS to get his take on our Tigers, and to see what he’s up to in The D, on and off the field.


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Take5 JeremyAbbott

He’s a four-time U.S. national champion and Olympic bronze medalist; a talented figure skater with a big heart for Detroit. Shortly after winning the bronze for Team USA at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and while on tour for Stars on Ice, we met up with Jeremy Abbott to get his take on his big win, training and hanging out in Detroit.


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