We liked it so much in the off-season, Notable News will continue to live on throughout the season. After all, what’s more notable than when the team is actually playing for real?
Opening Day has come and gone. The Tigers will continue to fight the cold season heading into the weekend. So what’s on the minds of our writers as we kick off another season of Totally Tigers?
Holly and Kurt don’t normally share their topics with each other in the interests of getting a wider range of perspective. Let’s see what they have for today. Probably pretty obvious after yesterday’s extravaganza…..
Opening Day is always the news of the week even though you really can’t make any observations after just one game – that is, until this one.
This was an emotional and physical roller coaster of a day with lots of ups and downs all the way through the entire game. Great moments of coming back and tying the score and other moments of frustration including leaving the bases loaded twice with no outs.
But what really stuck with me, other than the surreal moment in the bottom of the 10th inning, was that this team has some real fight in it unlike what we’ve seen in past years. The players seemed more aggressive at the plate and on the base paths, practiced more patience and appeared much more focused and engaged unlike those years under Ausmus. Heck, they even looked, down to every man, like they were having lots of fun.
Despite the final score, I’d like to think that Ron Gardenhire is responsible for putting the claws back on these cats which should make for a much more interesting year for fans.
So yeah, Opening Day. We all know how challenging this season will be to follow. But do we have to work this hard for a victory this soon; right from the get-go?
You have to give the boys credit. They didn’t lay down. Victory was the desired result for all of them and they acted like it. But what does Opening Day say about how difficult wins are going to be to achieve?
It was such a bitter-sweet day and I didn’t actually even see it! I was following by radio until the signal faded away while driving to Chicago and then of course, text messages from family, readers and Holly.
They kept me engaged. But what a game to kick things off! It was loss #1. I’m assuming there can’t be more like this, can there?
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