The Detroit Tigers plan to offer fans much more than just a baseball game for the home opener against Kansas City.
The ballclub is to kick off its 12th season at Comerica Park and 111th in Detroit on Friday with a Sparky Anderson flag raising, an on-field introduction of players from both teams and a military flyover showcasing A-10 aircraft.
In addition, Creed frontman Scott Stapp is to perform "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch, and Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Lionberger is to deliver the game ball prior to the start of the afternoon game against the Royals.
Detroit and Kansas City play a three-game set before the defending AL champion Texas Rangers come to town for another three-game series Monday through Wednesday.