Celebrate “Opening Stay” on Social Media with Tigers Fans

Detroit loves Baseball, so the Loss of Opening Day during COVID-19 has birthed a Social Media trend

COMERICA PARK HOME OF THE TIGERS. PHOTO AMI NICOLE / ACRONYM
PARTYGOERS AT TIGERS OPENING DAY. PHOTO AMY NICOLE / ACRONYM

PARTYGOERS AT TIGERS OPENING DAY. PHOTO AMY NICOLE / ACRONYM

Today was supposed to be a celebratory day for the Detroit Tigers, one that garners tradition in Metro Detroit, and specifically, Downtown Detroit.

We love our Baseball, and even more so, we love Opening Day. It is a makeshift holiday, one in which Suburbanites and Detroiters alike flock to the Downtown area, take off work, participate in wild parties, tailgating, and more. Bars are packed to the gills, bumping music, offering drink specials. Organizations and radio stations set up shop around Comerica Park with activations and fun for the whole family.

What I’m trying to express is this: It is a party. A big one. And it takes over the entire city. And nobody does it quite like Detroit.

Obviously, COVID-19 has caused this celebration to take a backseat, but fans of the Detroit Tigers will not take that lightly. Fans have been using the hashtag called #TigersOpeningStay in which they’re celebrating at home, wearing their Detroit D gear, in order to keep up morale while “flattening the curve.”

Obviously Baseball is not happening today, but we’ll be damned if we miss out on the celebration despite this virus. It’s the resilience of Detroiters, the spirit of the city, which creates an energy like no other.

So, if you’re chilling at your “crib” (most of us are), dig out your gear and salute the tradition. Snap some pics for Instagram. Maybe even make some Nachos or a Vegan Hot Dog! We deserve this little sunspot and the love that surrounds its glory, even if it’s not happening officially.

Check out some of the fun from Instagram here:

 

 

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@fox2now you can keep the Family from baseball but you cant take baseball out of the Fam! #tigersopeningstay

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#TigersOpeningStay

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On what would have been Opening Day!! So bummed… but I’ll see you soon Comerica!! #TigersOpeningStay #Detroit⚾️💙🧡

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2019 #TigersOpeningStay

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What I would’ve give to be this this crew today at Opening Day in Detroit! We’ll be there soon!! #StayHomeStaySafe #TigersOpeningStay

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🐅 “Today was supposed to be a celebratory day for the Detroit Tigers” is how I started my most recent piece on @detroitisit. ⁣ ⁣ 🐯 #OpeningDay is one of those magical #Detroit days where everyone comes together to party and congregate, and of course, it creates some economic stimulus for the city by having tons of people come and spend money. ⁣ ⁣ 🧡 We’re missing out on the excitement and invigorating morale boost with #Coronavirus taking hold of our state, so we’re holding it down for our @tigers by sharing images and hashtagging #TigersOpeningStay to connect with fans around the state during #SocialDistancing.⁣ ⁣ 💙 Here’s a #throwback from a previous Opening Day with dome of the OG #iheartradio fam. Hope everyone’s doing good, and keep your chin up. DM’s are always open if you need a chat. ⁣ ⁣ P.S. Who’s watched #TigerKing on @netflix 🐅 yet?

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