See how easy this is, Baltimore Orioles?
The Detroit Tigers have announced that they will move their previously scheduled game on Monday, September 8 from a 7:10 p.m. first pitch to a 4:08 p.m. first pitch, as a result of the NFL scheduling the Detroit Lions for the Week One Monday Night Football opener on the same night.
The Lions and Tigers’ stadiums are next to each other, and parking and traffic would be difficult if the two teams were playing at the same time. The new start time for the Tigers game alleviates those concerns.
Last year the Baltimore Ravens had to turn down the traditional Thursday night opener for the defending Super Bowl champions because the Orioles had a game scheduled for the opening Thursday night. The Orioles declined to accommodate the Ravens, but folks from Detroit look out for each other, and the Lions and Tigers are willing to work together.