From baseball to snowballs, Detroit has it all.
April weather is never the most kind for baseball, with postponements often taking place the first few weeks of the season to navigate Mother Nature’s fury and petulance.
The weather was no matter for Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers on Opening Day this year, though: Miggy mashed the first home run of the 2021 MLB season, an opposite field jack through snowflakes in Detroit.
Cabrera seemed a bit confused on the distance of the blast, with the veteran sliding into second base thinking it was a mere double.
The victim of Cabrera’s blast? Reigning AL Cy Young winner Shane Bieber.
While the broadcast makes it seem a bit worse than it actually is, the weather in Detroit is, well, unbecoming of the start of a baseball season. Just give us warm weather, man.
The snowfall in the Motor City is supposed to ease up, though, with the flurries stopping later in the day, giving way to 60-degree weather for the next, full week of baseball.
Already, two Opening Day games were postponed: the Red Sox-Orioles matchup was banged because of weather, and the Mets and Nationals opener was postponed because of COVID-19 issues.
Be kind, Mother Nature.