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GameThread: Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Greene and Norris will be pitching, sure, whatever, who cares. The real news is that Dan Dickerson and Mario Impemba will be swapping jobs today!

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Rays at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Ian Kinsler - 2B
Justin Upton - LF
Miguel Cabrera - 1B
Victor Martinez - DH
J.D. Martinez - RF
Mike Aviles - 3B
Jose Iglesias - SS
Bryan Holaday - C
Wynton Bernard - CF
Shane Greene, Daniel Norris, Drake Britton, Bruce Rondon, Angel Nesbitt, Joe Jimenez

So here's the deal: A game will be played and some stuff will happen that we can over-analyze later as if it means something. Baseball, yay! But what actually matters is Dan Dickerson moving into the TV booth for Fox Sports Detroit, and Mario Impemba taking his place on the radio broadcast.

Kirk Gibson will join Dickerson on the broadcast, and while I generally prefer Rod Allen's silliness, it'll be extremely interesting to hear Dan and Gibby get into some analysis. Both of them have a sabermetric slant and getting them in the same booth could lead to some solid commentary.

On the other end, Mario and Jim are bound to be unbelievably weird and awkward. But really that's just Jim being weird and awkward, and not having Dan around to distract you. It should also be fun.