Tigers Opening Day

After waiting all winter, an annual rite of spring is finally here — opening day for much of Major League Baseball.

Plenty of Tigers fans are excited about the return to the diamond.

The Doghouse Pub in downtown Marquette was filling up with fans this afternoon to watch Detroit’s Opening Day win over the Boston Red Sox.

Management says opening day helps lift business, and it’s a busier occasion every year.

Restaurant manager Paul Luoma says their business doubles on Opening Day from what it would be on a normal weekday afternoon.

Thirteen Major League Baseball teams start their seasons today.

Most of the remaining teams get underway tomorrow.

Posted by: Mike Hoey