Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Do you proudly wear the orange and blue? Show off your Tigers gear here by uploading a photo to our fan gallery.
Raise your paws and don that old-English "D", Tigers fans, at long last it's Opening Day at Comerica Park. The home team takes on the Boston Red Sox today, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Whether you're headed downtown, or watching the game from home, we want you to show your Tigers pride by uploading a photo or video of you and your loved ones (pets included!) rocking the orange and blue. Just click the "Upload Photo & Video" tab on this page to share your shots. Detroit wasn't voted the "Best Sports City" of all time by Sporting News' fans for nothing, so don't be shy in showing your Tiger pride!
Patch asks Macomb Township resident, Tigers expert and Fox Sports Detroit baseball announcer Mario Impemba to weigh in on the team's strengths and playoff possibilities.
With the first pitch of Opening Day only a few hours away, Patch caught up with Macomb Township's resident Tigers expert Fox Sports Detroit baseball announcer Mario Impemba to ask his thoughts on the team's strengths and odds for the season. Impemba has been the TV voice for the Detroit Tigers on Fox Sports Detroit since 2002 and provides the play-by-play calls alongside color commentator Rod Allen. Patch: What does Opening Day mean to you? Impemba: Opening Day to me is much more than the actual game, it's an event. It's a day that represents a fresh start to the new year. You can feel that summer is right around the corner and the city comes alive. Opening Day is celebrated in Detroit like no other city. Patch: How do you feel about this …
Monday, October 3, 2011
MDOT is helping Tigers fans headed downtown for Games 3 and 4 plan ahead by posting major lane closures and restrictions on its website.
All roads lead to Comerica Park tonight as the Tigers host the New York Yankees once again in Game 4 of the American League Division Series. A 5-3 victory in Game 2 tied the teams at 1-1, and a narrow 5-4 win Monday night gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead over the Yankees. It could all end tonight with a win by Detroit, but another tie could result in a fifth game in New York. But that's getting a little ahead of ourselves. To help fans headed downtown for Game 4, the Michigan Department of Transportation is posting major lane closures and restrictions on its website. Titled "Getting to Comerica Park," the information appears in the rotating spotlight section on the MDOT home page at www.michigan.gov/mdot. Motorists also are advised to "Know …