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Just Another Day in Lakeland, Florida with the Detroit Tigers


Credit: Matt Pelc

Getting ready for a day on the diamond. Credit: Matt Pelc

So it wasn’t really baseball weather–well by Florida standards at least.

The first pitch for the Detroit Tigers Grapefruit League home opener on Thursday, February 27 was met with cloudy skies and an unseasonably cool for Lakeland temperature of 57 degrees. Contrast that with the temperature in Detroit at 1:05: 10 degrees.

It was a day in which the Tigers combined their renewed commitment to the running game, strong pitching, and timely hitting to improve to 2-0 on the young spring season with a 5-2 victory.

Take a look at the shots of the game below, and just know you gotta get to Lakeland!

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New Manager Brad Asmus exchanging the lineup in his home Grapefruit League debut. Credit: Courtney Jekot

Miguel Cabrera warms up defensively. Credit: Courtney Jekot
Miguel Cabrera warms up defensively. Credit: Courtney Jekot
Miggy's first at-bat resulted in a bounce out RBI, scoring Detroit's first run.

Miggy’s first at-bat resulted in a bounce out RBI, scoring Detroit’s first run.

Credit: Courtney Jekot.

Credit: Courtney Jekot

Alex Avila. Credit: Courtney Jekot.

Alex Avila. Credit: Courtney Jekot

Austin Jackson. Credit: Courtney Jekot.

Austin Jackson. Credit: Courtney Jekot

Perfect way to spend a February afternoon. Credit: Matt Pelc

Perfect way to spend a February afternoon. Credit: Matt Pelc

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