MLB Opening Day (By Ben Glover Posted by Jesse F)

There is nothing like The Major League Baseball Opening Day. It gives us a form of unity, seeing all the players and the fans back in the ballparks is what baseball fans live for. On Opening Day when they say “play ball” the season officially starts, the long five months of waiting is over, and the journey to the World Series begins. The 119th MLB season is set to be historic, and one every fan will never forget. The most expensive ticket for this season is starting at $115, at the home of the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, where they will host the Pittsburg Pirates. There were over 140 big-name free agents, that signed with new teams during the offseason.

This MLB offseason was one nobody will forget, mainly due to the lockdown. With this uncertainty came a new level of excitement. Now that everything is in place, we fans can start supporting our team. We are all ready and anticipating the Opening Day, now that every fan can sit back knowing their team is ready.

Opening Day is on April 7th, with nine games on the first day, and eleven games on the following day. The MLB kicks off with one of the best rivalries in sports, the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees. Set your alarms for 1:05 pm, which will be when we first hear “play ball.” The next game is at 2:20 pm, with Milwaukee and Chicago Cubs kicking off their season at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Opening Day will continue into the next day, with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit starting their season at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Why do I enjoy watching the MLB? To me, the MLB is a beautiful organization. Every ballpark in this country is a wonderful place. Everyone loves buying a hot dog at the game, or even an ice cream cone. From the seventh-inning stretch to singing Sweet Caroline in unity at Fenway, there is nothing like it as baseball makes its return.

The Blue Jays are the AL favorites, with all the NL East being a tossup. Welcome the Giants back to win the NL West. The White Socks are favorites to win the NL Central. With this playoff picture so far, the Astros are the likeliest AL team to clinch a bye.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Jay Wladkowski: The Star of the Diamond

If you have looked on the BSU athletics website, you have probably seen star outfielder Jay Wladkowski. A senior, Wladkowski was the Bears’ student-athlete spotlight for April. Wladkowski is batting .299 with a .895 OPS. He also has four home runs this year, 30 runs batted in, and 13 extra-base hits.  Wladkowski’s 2022 season is tied for the most at-bats […]

Caleb Williams waves to fans after his final game at USC on November 18th, 2024. (Gina Ferazzi / LA Times).

2024 NFL Draft Preview

As the 2024 NFL Draft closes in, the war rooms of all 32 teams are buzzing with anticipation. This draft is set to be a very competitive one in terms of offensive talent, particularly at the quarterback position, with many mock drafts projecting four of the top ten selections to be quarterbacks. These standouts include […]

Coach Profile: Erica Adams

Bridgewater State University women’s lacrosse Head Coach Erica Adams is in her seventh season at the helm. She has taken the Bears to five seasons with over 10 wins each, as those are all the season not shortened by COVID. She is also in her second year as the athletics operations manager, where she manages […]