I’ve been waiting for this day since last October.
The Tigers and Marlins get the season underway on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET with the first game of a two-game Interleague set at Marlins Park, and both teams are confident following some new additions.
The Marlins have a new manager in Don Mattingly, a new hitting coach in Barry Bonds and even a new Opening Day starter, free-agent signee Wei-Yin Chen.
The left-handed Chen will face long-time Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who was injured for part of last season but is feeling strong after a healthy spring.
“As long as my mechanics are good, I think I proved last year that there’s plenty left in the tank,” the right-handed Verlander said.
Hope springs eternal.