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Detroit Tigers’ Home Run Fountain Gets Chevy Camaro SS and Colorado for Opening Day

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2016 Chevy Camaro SS and Colorado on top of Chevrolet Fountain at Detroit Tigers' Comerica Park

Each year, baseball fans who experience withdrawal during the offseason look forward to the little milestones that signal the approach of Opening Day: pitchers and catchers reporting, then the beginning of spring training, and finally, Chevy putting a couple of cars on top of the Detroit Tiger’s home run fountain in centerfield.

This year, a Hyper Blue Metallic Camaro SS and an Inferno Orange Metallic Colorado pickup truck will be displayed atop Comerica Park’s Chevrolet Fountain. Today both vehicles were lifted by crane and secured into their positions, in a process that took three hours to complete.

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This is the seventh straight season in which Chevrolet has sponsored the fountain, which fires water cannons and makes the sound of a roaring tiger whenever a Detroit player hits a home run. (This author has personally seen the fountain in action three times, twice as a result of Miguel Cabrera homers, both of which were hit during the same game, and one of which came off of Madison Bumgarner in the same year that he was named World Series MVP. Miggy’s a beast.)

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2016 Chevy Camaro SS and Colorado on top of Chevrolet Fountain at Detroit Tigers' Comerica Park

“Chevrolet continues to enjoy a long-standing relationship with the Detroit Tigers,” said Chevy Marketing vice president Paul Edwards. “By putting Chevrolet power and performance on display in center field, we hope to inspire our fans and our home team with a winning season.”

In 2015, a Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 and a Special Midnight Edition Silverado took the place of honor.

“Last year, we were able to showcase our vehicles to nearly 3 million Tigers’ fans at Comerica Park and even more watching from home,” Edwards said. “We hope the Camaro SS and Colorado help stir the same emotions our home team does when they hit one out of the park.”

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    Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.