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Photo of the Day: It’s a beautiful day in Detroit

Apr 10, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

Here’s Joe Maddon in the early innings of the Rays-Tigers game in Detroit, where the snow fell, the wind blew and the temperatures barely cracked 40 at game time:


A least I think he was at the game. That could be him prepping to climb Mt. Rainer or something.

  1. Max Power - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    They really ought to consider playing the 1st month of the season at the spring training sites in Florida and Arizona.

    • wynams - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      Beats the hell out of snow, rain or opening series in Japan!

  2. hittfamily - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Joe Maddon = Awesome


  3. bigharold - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Somehow, Maddon doesn’t look quite such a baseball genius with his Elmer Fudd hat and a nice shade of frozen red.

  4. zombiefrankenstein - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Why in the heck would he be get ready to climb Mr. Rainier? Whats Mrs. Rainier going to think of this?

    • atworkident - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Classic… snot bubble funny…

    • zombiefrankenstein - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Aww, they fixed it…

      • cur68 - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        Shoulda left the typo, IMO. Your comment was hilarious till he did that. Ruined a good one, Craig.

  5. steveohho - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Craig forgot to write “and” in between “climb and “mount.” Rainer is obviously a French girl’s first name.

  6. dowhatifeellike - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Reminds me of high school tryouts in the first week of February. There’s nothing quite like trying to hit the corner with a curve when you can’t feel your fingers.

    • hittfamily - Apr 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

      Getting jammed left your fingers hurting for hours. Off the end of the bat…..days.

  7. nflfollower - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    4-0 sure is beautiful!

  8. bloodysock - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Detroit will do him good. Maddon has been out in the sun so long he looks like an Oompa Loompa.

  9. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Cold weather or not, you know Maddon is still staying focused thanks to his Men’s One a Day 50+.

    • robertterwilliger - Apr 10, 2012 at 6:52 PM

      that’s a hit!

  10. rob0527 - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Opening games should be played in warm weather areas or start season later. Baseball is a warm weather sport and should be treated as as such. All we need is star pitcher to hurt his arm in cold weather.

    • frank433 - Apr 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM

      Verlander was off today, no worries!

    • hockinj25 - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:07 AM

      Grow a pair.

  11. hasbeen5 - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    I don’t get this either. You have Miami playing in Philly, Tampa in Detroit, Atlanta started in New York.

    Spring training is in the south/desert for a reason.

  12. hittfamily - Apr 10, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    It was 86 in Jacksonville. Who the heck makes out these schedules

    • frank433 - Apr 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      More fans would show up to a 40 degree game in Detroit than any in Tampa.

      • hittfamily - Apr 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

        Awww Shit

  13. weaselpuppy - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Nope, the story isn’t the 4-0 Tigers, it’s the bad weather in Detroit…..more crap coverage….because posting something…ANYTHING about Detroit negatively is easier and lazier than writing a real story…

  14. Detroit Michael - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    The weather was OK in Detroit yesterday. Temperature was in the low forties with a light drizzle. We haven’t had any snow since February this year.

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