Tigers to open 2012 season at home vs. Red Sox?
Yes, it’s a little early to start thinking about next season, especially when the Tigers technically don’t have a GM or a manager under contract that far ahead yet. But if you’re interested in planning these kinds of things, ESPNBoston’s Gordon Edes suggests an early draft of next season’s Major League schedule — distributed to all 30 clubs — has the Red Sox opening up in Detroit.
From the story:
After three games in Detroit and three in Toronto, the Sox are scheduled to play their home opener Friday, April 13 against the Tampa Bay Rays, who are scheduled to play four games that weekend, including the Monday morning Patriots Day game.
That would put the Red Sox and Tigers in Comerica Park for the first weekend in April. It would also mark the first time since 2008 that the Tigers have opened the season at home. They began this season at New York, last season at Kansas City, and 2009 at Toronto.