For the first time in Comerica Park history, the Detroit Tigers Opening Day was postponed on Thursday, and will instead be played Friday. It was the earliest Opening Day in the MLB, and the Tigers were one of two teams that postponed Opening Day.
Many factors go into the decision, as displacing more than 40,000 fans expected to take the day off of work and come down for the game isn't taken lightly.
The team postponed the game around 9 a.m., and didn't want to call the game too early on Wednesday night as the Cincinnati Reds did.
"We would've liked to have played the game today, but we hope that our fans can make the adjustments, come down, and enjoy the game," Executive VP of Business Operations Duane McLean said.