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Good Friday opener draws criticism

Updated: March 25, 2009, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have upset some Roman Catholics who are unhappy that the club's home opener is scheduled during holy hours on Good Friday.

Traditional Christian belief says Jesus hung on the cross from noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday.

All 30 American and National League teams play April 10, but the Tigers' 1:05 p.m. game against the Texas Rangers is the only one during those hours.

"It's sort of an insult for Catholics," said Michael Ochab, a 47-year-old Tigers fan. ...

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