When Major League Baseball released the 2013 schedule and Detroit Tigers fans saw their team would start the season against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis on April 1, the initial reaction was to think it was some sort of April Fools’ Day joke.
It would be one thing if the Twins still called the Metrodome home, but a baseball game outside in Minneapolis mere hours beyond of the month of March? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. While the extended forecast is clear of snow, opening day is shaping up to be a chilly affair. Here is a look at the details for opening day from Weather.com as of March 25:
In fairness to our friends in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, MLB wouldn’t have done much (or any) better by scheduling the game in Detroit. The forecast for Southeast Michigan is calling for few snow showers and temperatures just a couple degrees warmer than what the Tigers and Twins will play through in Minneapolis.
Let’s hope the Tigers find a way to keep warm with 100 MPH fastballs and laps around the bases.