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.