The arrival of spring means the Tigers return from practice in the south to play again in Michigan. That moment was heralded for many years by Ernie Harwell on the radio broadcast.
From the King James Version of the Bible–Song of Solomon 2:12
And at Clark Lake? When the first turtle suns itself on Flip and Linda Reynold’s ramp in front of their cottage, that’s also an occasion. Linda snapped this sure sign of spring at 3:43 pm on April 2nd.