Baseball’s Opening Day Canceled But Wait, Is It?
Major League Baseball was set to kick off opening day Thursday with games scheduled all day-30 teams and 15 games in one day. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic opening day is expected to take pace in mid-May. For true baseball fans MLB will air 30 games across its digital platforms Thursday, giving fans plenty of hardball to choose from on a virtual opening day. MLB will air one memorable game for each franchise on its YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. Free. You’ll just have to supply your own hotdogs and beer.
Scheduled games include Dave Roberts' series-shifting stolen base for the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the 2003 AL Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs ending their championship drought in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, and perfect games by Félix Hernández and Mark Buehrle.
MLB Network plans to broadcast classic opening day games throughout the day, including Derek Jeter's debut in 1996, and SiriusXM also plans to carry memorable season openers. ESPN2 is airing a Home Run Derby marathon starting with Pete Alonso's impressive show from last summer.
Enjoy opening day at home, after all you have the best seats in the house.