All it took to turn Jack White’s frown upside-down was a day at Comerica Park in his native Detroit for the Tigers’ opening day game last week. WDIV-TV Local 4’s Uniquely Detroit caught up with the former White Stripes frontman, and he was more than happy to discuss his love for his hometown team.

White said it’s an “incredible honor” to hear his music used as the walkup songs for not one, but two, players (“Seven Nation Army” and “Lazaretto” for Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler, respectively). Likewise, he revealed he appeared in the 1983 instant-classic Tiger Town in which a 9-year-old White could be seen in the crowd at the old Tiger Stadium cheering on his team. All in all, White is looking forward to a “winning season.” Check out the clip up above.

Despite putting down roots in Nashville, White frequently returns to his Detroit stomping grounds. He even recently set up Third Man Recordssecond storefront in Cass Corridor and has plans to open a vinyl pressing plant in the city, too.