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Detroit Tigers Announcer Matt Shepard Ready To Open 2021 Baseball Season

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Tomorrow, April 1st, the Detroit Tigers will open the season at Comerica Park, playing the Cleveland Indians in a matinee game.  Thursday's game will also mark the first time fans will be able to watch a game at Comerica Park since 2019.  So, what can be expected out of this year's squad?  WEMU's Tom Helmer talked with the voice of the Tigers, Matt Shepard, to find out.


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Tigers Opening Day vs. Cleveland Indians

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— Tom Helmer is a sports anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him

Tom Helmer is a two-time Emmy award winning broadcaster who is currently the play-by-play voice of Eastern Michigan University Football and Basketball. His play-by-play career includes stints behind the microphone calling Major League Baseball games on television for the Colorado Rockies and most recently the Boston Red Sox. He has also called Big 12 and Pac 12 football, Pac 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball, High School football, Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving, College gymnastics, Marathons and High School Hockey.
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