Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It's official: Rogers will pitch at Fifth Third

The place is going to be a madhouse. Lucky for me I already had tickets for that night.

The Detroit Tigers confirmed Wednesday that left-handed pitcher Kenny Rogers will make his second rehabilitation start Friday night at Fifth Third Ballpark for the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps. He'll face the Dayton Dragons, an affiliate of the Cinicinnati Reds, in the 7 p.m. game.

Tickets are nearly sold out. All that remains are $5 lawn seats; box seats and reserved seats were sold out Tuesday.

The Whitecaps will open their gates at 4 p.m. -- two hours earlier than normal -- and are expected to sell a limited number of standing-room tickets at the box office.

Rogers, who has been on the disabled list since the start of the season after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his left shoulder, will become the fifth Tiger to make a rehab appearance with the Whitecaps in the 14-year history of the franchise.

Will try to bring you some pictures, wish me luck... game is now sold-out.

Current capacity is listed at 10,071. It used to be higher, but they have made revisions to the stadium in the past few years that took it back down. Not sure what the record is. I know I have been there when there was over 10,000 people before... my suggestion is get there early.