Watch: Springing into Spring Full Special


It's Opening Week in professional baseball, the Tigers starting their season in Chicago on Tuesday, with Opening Day in Detroit on Friday afternoon.

Our Swinging into Spring celebrates the start of the baseball and softball season in Michigan, featuring teams from professional ranks to college and high school too.

Tom Eschen spent some time with the Tigers during Spring Training, getting a good vibe of the team's mindset heading into the season. We feature Tom's interviews with the budding stars and more to start the special.

The Great Lakes Loons open their season Thursday at 6 p.m. against the Lansing Lugnuts, we get a glimpse of their documentary profiling the team's run to the 2016 Midwest League Championship, with ESPN 100.9 Play by Play voice Chris Vosters stopping by the studio.

The Michigan Softball team is a perennial power in the collegiate ranks, a mainstay in the College World Series. Cory Coppock got to know some of their stars behind the scenes by putting them "On the Spot".

Baseball and softball bring about a unique love for the game that the athletes share, we go Around the Horn to high schools around the Mid-Michigan region to find out why the players enjoy playing so much.

You can see the Swinging into Spring Special on Fox66 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and on the CW46 at 8 p.m. on Saturday as well.

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