Several years ago I was on the Tigers Winter Caravan and we made a stop in Lansing to visit some reservists who were getting ready to ship out to their assignments.  I was struck by how many were true Tigers fans and how they were sad that they would miss opening Day because of their service obligations.

There had to be away to bring Opening Day to them if they couldn't be at Comerica Park.  So, "Operation Opening Day" was hatched.  It is a DVD of all of the Opening Day coverage from our crew at Fox Sports Detroit.  The DVD is available to all military personnel and all that is needed is a valid military address. 

Tim Bryant, FSD's late Director of Media Relations, titled the project and his help in the process was invaluable.  His work, coupled with the blessing of the Tigers and MLB helped get the project off the ground.

In the meantime, "Operation Opening Day" is in it's fourth season, and I'm proud to say the Tigers are 4-0 in that stretch.  Clearly "Operation Opening Day" is the reason the Tigers have won their last four openers.

The official release and instructions on how military personnel or their families can order a copy can be found on the "Operation Opening Day 2012" page.

To those in the military, thanks for all you do.
 


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Cpl, United States Marine Corps
06/04/2012 22:58

Mario, Thank you very much for the Opening Day DVD!! It's nice to see some Tigers love come from home!! Semper Fi Mario, & Semper Fi Detroit Tigers!! ROOOOAAAAARRRRR!!!

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