Sure the Tigers have problems with their short-stop Jose Iglesias. But they also have a major league problem with their home-field. Because of this long brutal winter, Comerica Park is a mess.
The Tigers ground crew has their hands full trying to get the field ready to host their home opener on. The game is set to take place March 31st, at 1:05pm. That gives the ground crew only 11 days to have the field ready to play on.
At this time the field is frozen solid. Detroit, like many places in the country, has suffered their toughest winter in 35-years. The Tigers are trying to heat up the field by using heat under a dome.
The Tigers dug up the grass on the field for their winter classic, which was a big hit, but now there is a huge concern on whether or not the Tigers can have the field ready to play on opening day.
The weather isn’t helping matters. The area is still facing temperatures well below normal and this is making it a challenge for the grounds crew to get Comerica Park ready to play on.
Tearing up the grass to make way for the ice, doesn’t seem like a good idea now. But the grounds crew is working hard to try and have the ball-park ready to go on March 31st.
It’s not going to be easy, but either will finding a guy to play short-stop either.
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