Are you looking for game-day eats in the D?
The countdown is underway to Tigers’ Opening Day, and you know fans won’t just be focused on baseball, but also food. Mootz Pizzeria + Bar might be a good spot to grab some game-day eats to-go. The pizzeria is just a few blocks away from Comerica Park, and will be serving up slices on Opening Day, which is Friday, April 8.
Detroit Tigers haven’t reached contract with Comerica Park workers as Opening Day looms
As the Detroit Tigers look ahead to Opening Day, they’re still working to ensure there will be staff to man the park and take care of the field. The union for some 270 workers and the team still haven’t reached a contract for this season.
MLB cancels first two series of regular season after owners fail to reach deal with players
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the first two series of the regular season have been canceled after ownership failed to reach a deal with players before Tuesday’s league-imposed deadline.
Opening Day temps in Detroit rise in recent decades due to global warming
DETROIT – Last year, Opening Day was sweltering in Detroit -- which probably has something to do with it being held in July because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, Opening Day is unfolding on time, but with much colder temperatures in addition to new health and safety restrictions. Related: Here’s the Detroit Tigers lineup for Opening Day vs. Cleveland IndiansDespite the frigid cold this Thursday, Opening Day temperatures have been steadily rising over the last few decades due to global warming. AdSince 1970, Opening Day temps have increased by an average 3.3 degrees -- a statistically significant upward trend. Opening Day in Detroit will look much different this year compared to other years due to the pandemic.
Morning Briefing April 1, 2021: Amtrack pitches new train route from Detroit to Toronto, Opening Day looks different for Detroit in COVID era
Amtrak’s “Connect US” map includes a newly proposed service route from Detroit to Toronto, and from Detroit to Toledo. It also includes enhanced services (more trains) from Detroit to Chicago, Grand Rapids to Chicago and Port Huron to Chicago. Opening Day in Detroit will look much different this year compared to other years due to the pandemic. It’s the first time Michigan has reported 6,000 cases in a single day since Dec. 5. On Tuesday, the state reported 665,948 total cases and 16,082 deaths.
City of Detroit to enforce pandemic restrictions on Opening Day
“Opening Day is always a holiday here in Michigan,” said Brass Rail Bar manager Kevin Weathers. It’s time for the first home game of the Detroit Tigers season, but this year, it will be a lot different than previous years. READ: Detroit Tigers prepare for Opening Day amid COVID pandemic“We have everything 6 feet apart. “Let me say this: Opening Day is not going to be the same we’re accustomed to because of the pandemic,” said Detroit Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair. The Detroit Tigers and the city are enforcing special precautions for Opening Day.
Detroit Tigers prepare for Opening Day amid COVID pandemic
DETROIT – It will be a different Downtown Detroit Thursday for the Tigers’ Open Day game against the Cleveland Indians. READ: Ranking 22 Detroit Tigers questions we can’t wait to learn the answers to this seasonThursday’s game will definitely feel different than what we’re used to for the Tigers’ home opener. “Opening Day is usually my biggest day,” said Curt Ciaravino. He said he and other businesses were thrilled to hear some fans would be allowed in for Opening Day, but 8,000 people is still a fraction of what they’re used to seeing on Opening day.. MORE: Detroit Tigers news
Tigers head groundskeeper marks 22nd season in her ‘dream job’
DETROIT – For the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day game against the Cleveland Indians, there’s no doubt the field at Comerica Park will be looking pristine. READ: Ranking 22 Detroit Tigers questions we can’t wait to learn the answers to this seasonIt’s all thanks to Tigers head groundskeeper Heather Nabozny. Her path to the Detroit Tigers started as a teenager. After two years at Northern Michigan University, she transferred to Michigan State University, for its Turf Management Program. READ: More Women’s History Month coverageAdMORE: Detroit Tigers news
LEADING OFF: Crowds back on opening day, Cole starts season
All 30 teams are scheduled to be in action, with Gerrit Cole set to throw the first pitch of the season against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. A year after no fans were allowed during the virus-shortened 60-game season, every stadium is open, in varying degrees as teams adhere to coronavirus protocols. But in a what-are-the-odds moment, all three are set to start on opening day. To be pitching the same day as those guys is pretty cool.”AdMITTS AND MITTENSNolan Arenado, Kris Bryant and Miguel Cabrera will be wearing gloves on opening day. Rain is in the forecast along the East Coast, which could affect games at Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park and Nationals Park.
Metro Detroit weather: Miserable Opening Day forecast, but better weekend
DETROIT – It’s one-and-done for the unseasonable warmth, and Opening Day looks downright miserable. A bit o’ rainThe cold front plowing through Tuesday night won’t have a lot of moisture with it. Just expect some light scattered showers starting in the late evening and wrapping up prior to daybreak Wednesday. Gusty winds will still be around through early overnight, but calmer conditions will greet us for the morning commute. Temperatures start Wednesday around 40 degree and won’t recover much, barely touching 50 in the afternoon.
Meet all 26 members of the Detroit Tigers’ roster -- surprises, spring stats, predicting roles
Spring training stats: .268/.333/.415 (.748 OPS), 1 HR, 3 2B, 4 BB, 9 SO in 18 games. Spring training stats: .225/.250/.400 (.650 OPS), 2 HR, 1 2B, 1 BB, 11 SO in 16 games. Spring training stats: .179/.281/.250 (.531 OPS), 0 HR, 2 2B, 4 BB, 8 SO in 11 games. Spring training stats: .341/.388/.432 (.820 OPS), 0 HR, 2 2B, 3 BB, 6 SO in 18 games. Spring training stats: .319/.360/.596 (.956 OPS), 3 HR, 2 2B, 1 BB, 8 SO in 19 games.
Detroit expanding vaccine eligibility amid surge in COVID-19 cases
DETROIT – Michigan currently has an 11.3% COVID positivity rate, hospitalizations went from 1,404 last week to 2,144 already this week. READ: Detroit expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and olderWith those numbers in mind, Duggan is opening up vaccines to Detroiters age 16 and older starting Monday. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun voices concern as COVID cases in Michigan increaseThe Chief Medical Executive of the State of Michigan Dr. Joneigh Khaldun spoke with Local 4 about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Monday’s update includes a total of 8,202 new covid cases and eight additional deaths over the past two days. On Saturday, the state reported 652,569 total cases and 16,026 deaths.
Metro Detroit weather: Sub-freezing conditions return Sunday night, milder Monday
DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday night, Motown. This will allow for milder and warmer weather early this week. Colder air returns for the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day. It remains breezy with winds blowing 10 to 20 mph dropping wind chills to the teens in the wee-hours of MondayMonday will be sunnier and milder with lighter winds. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
U of M may not be the only ones winning big this weekend
Warning: There are some game spoilers ahead, so if you want to play along, watch the video above first. Q: Which Wolverines team has the biggest odds of winning, the men or the women? Twinspires puts the men at around 144 points, while the women’s game is set at 137 points. Q: Based on their current odds, what is the percentage chance of both the men and the women’s team advancing to the elite 8? To see how Tati did and for more info on how you can download Twinspires yourself, check out the video above.
Detroit businesses respond to new stadium capacity restrictions
DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services raised stadium capacity Friday. There was already a lot of anticipation for the April 1 Opening Day game. READ: Michigan increases outdoor stadium capacity, requires COVID testing for youth sportsThe move is welcome news for business owners in the heart of Detroit. Still, the reduced capacity and COVID concerns have many worried about their financial future. READ MORE: 11 takeaways from Whitmer’s briefing: Alarming COVID trends, stadium capacity, confidentiality deal
MDHHS raises stadium capacity to 20% ahead of MLB Opening Day
DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services raised stadium capacity Friday. There was already a lot of anticipation for the April 1 Opening Day game. The raise means that instead of 1,000 fans, more than 8,000 people can be at Comerica Park for the Opening Day game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians. READ: Michigan increases outdoor stadium capacity, requires COVID testing for youth sportsAd“No bandanas, no gaiters -- it needs to be a cloth or medical mask. READ MORE: 11 takeaways from Whitmer’s briefing: Alarming COVID trends, stadium capacity, confidentiality deal
FOX Sports Detroit will soon be renamed ‘Bally Sports Detroit’
DETROIT – By the time the Detroit Tigers take the field for Opening Day, they will be playing on a network with a brand-new name: “Bally Sports Detroit.”FOX Sports announced at noon Wednesday (March 17) that it is rebranding all of its regional sports networks. For example, FOX Sports Detroit will now be called “Bally Sports Detroit.”That change will be made for all the regional sports networks under the FOX affiliation. “The FOX Sports regional networks are now Bally Sports,” a promotional video announced. You can watch the full video below. That means the first full day of Ball Sports Detroit will include the Tigers’ first game of the 2021 season against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.
How many fans will be allowed inside Comerica Park on Opening Day?
DETROIT – A battle over crowd size at Comerica Park is pitting some Republican lawmakers against Michigan Gov. The debate is over limitations on the number of people currently being allowed in Comerica Park on Opening Day. Republican lawmakers are pushing to get more fans inside Comerica Park. The Detroit Tigers released the following statement:In the coming days, we look forward to announcing more details on increased capacity for Opening Day and beyond at Comerica Park. We appreciate the passion, patience, and resilience of Tigers fans and expect to soon announce more details on increased ticket availability.
Opening Day: Detroit Tigers will open season April 1 vs. Indians at Comerica Park
Manager A.J. Hinch at his Detroit Tigers introductory press conference on Oct. 30, 2020. DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers will open the 2021 season with a home game against the Cleveland Indians on April 1, MLB announced. Hinch was hired to replace Ron Gardenhire as manager, and the team has made a handful of free agent signings. On Wednesday, the team added some depth by agreeing to minor league deals with Renato Nunez and Greg Garcia.