It’s April, the calendar says spring, it’s Tigers Opening Day for baseball in our city and it is snoooooowing.
A nice bit of snow to go along with the sleet and freezing rain this week. Seems like we just can’t climb our way out of winter this year.
Sure, people say, “Hey, it’s been a mild winter.”
Okay, in some respects yes.
But the memories of the polar vortex and breaking the weather record for snow totals lingers on.
We need a few more mild winters to balance out the consecutive brutal winters. But winter or not, it is opening day for baseball!
Tigers Opening Day
Opening Day is a holiday in these parts and obtaining Tigers tickets for opening day is difficult. If one doesn’t have a ticket for the Tigers opening day – no problem – the entire area around the stadium is ready for a party.
This year the Tigers home opening day was scheduled later than usual in the schedule. Bonus! The end of March openers can be rough weatherwise. And the Tigers are playing the Yankees; baseball fans were thrilled.
The Tigers first opening day was in 1901 and the quest to find opening day tickets has been on ever since.
Opening day tickets for this years’ event were not available when the tigers opened their single game tickets for purchase on the web. I have lucked out in prior years and purchased opening day tickets. You have to be vigilant on the computer waiting for the website to open, enter the queue and click click and buy within the allotted time period to hold the tickets in your cart for purchase.
No luck this year, I could tell by the queue that competition would be tough and the game was sold out within a minute of the website opening.
Good luck Tigers and good luck to all the intrepid fans who are braving this winter weather, albeit in Spring, to attend the game. Play Ball!