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Oh, it’s almost here
People dressed in #Tigers gear!
Everyone’s counting down
Nearing the holiday in this town.
It’s time to shout & cheer,
New & old fans every year
Grabbing hot dogs and a (root) beer.
A day when we play,
Yes, it’s almost Opening Day!
For this week’s installment of #TigersFanFridays, meet Melissa and Jason.
When the pair began dating, they both agreed that attending Opening Day at Comerica Park was something they wanted to cross off their bucket list. Melissa had grown up in Ypsilanti, MI where her parents would take her to Tigers games while she was young. Jason, too, loved the Tigers from childhood.
When the opportunity presented itself, Melissa says, “I hooked him by offering to take him to Opening Day in 2015.” Since then, they’ve attended multiple Tigers games.
Now, Melissa and Jason are married. The day of their engagement photos at Comerica Park, Melissa had the chance to meet Michael Fulmer. To this day, she says, Jason teases her for blurting out “I love you!” while shaking Michael’s hand. All three laughed at the moment. “Needless to say I was a bit star struck,” Melissa said.
Melissa and Jason were married in October of 2016, sharing a Tigers-themed wedding. The ringer bearer used his mitt and a hollow baseball to carry the rings. The wedding party had orange and navy, the tables featured baseball decorations and they had cookies frosted to look like baseballs. “We love our team!” she said.