Gallery: Beer, Baseball and Fireball on Detroit Tigers' Opening Day

April 04, 2019, 2:25 PM

Major League Baseball started its season March 28, but it took a week to make it to Comerica Park. Not that spring weather came along for the ride; Thursday remained overcast, chilly and cold.

But hey, the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals by 5-4. Eight games into the season, the team is 5-3 and in second place behind the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central Division.

Hope springs eternal, especially on Opening Day.

Photos by Michael Lucido for Deadline Detroit

Bell's Brewery beer tent at Campus Martius.

Local patrons enjoying a round of cornhole in Campus Martius.

Event tents within busy Campus Martius, which was packed with revelers.

Attractions included a fast pitch meter.

A pastor finds a captive audience irresistible.

A baton twirler shows off her skills.

A live statue poses for tips

Mounted police were on hand for crowd control

Fans enjoying tailgating before the first pitch

Tigers overlook the arriving crowd

Abraham Lincoln does some politicking before the game

Bucket drummers busking for tips and change

By July, it will be too hot to wear these, so some fans got their stripes on

Campus Martius entrance sign.

Fans pass by the Fillmore Detroit on Woodward, across the street from Comerica Park

Beer for breakfast? Beer for lunch? Whatever.

Fireball drinkers played "slap the bag" outside Comerica. 

It's nice to share with close friends

Even on Opening Day, it's still the Motor City.


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