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Detroit Tigers set to open the 2020 season

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The Detroit Tigers open the pandemic-shortened 2020 season this week.

The Tigers have been in rebuilding mode for years now.

But experts predict anything could happen THIS year in a 60 game season that’s about a hundred games less than usual.

And the season could still depend on whether teams suffer vast outbreaks of the coronavirus.

2020 will look sound and feel different with no fans in the stands at least to begin with and even routine things like tossing a ball around the infield limited by attempts to keep as few hands involved as possible.

Teams will play opponents in the same division or geographical area -- except Toronto because Canada won’t allow U-S teams there.

The Tigers begin the season on the road Friday at Cincinnati with the home opener set for the following Monday against Kansas City.