Strike some wood by reading this: Have a nice opening day.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that nothing in the world of sports feels good without baseball in the spring. MLB weathered the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, delivering a precarious but successful 60-game sprint that culminated in the Dodgers’ victory in their first World Series since 1988.
MLB (and everyone) is hoping for a better season in 2021, with a full 162-game roster set to kick off in just over a week, this time with a different level of anxiety; With the ABC expiring at the end of the season, there’s a war brewing between the league and MLBPA, leading many to believe a work stoppage is on the horizon. So there is that.
The MLB offseason has been slow, heavy and, for the most part, boring, with few major moves: Trevor Bauer heads west to bolster the Dodger rotation, the Mets traded a trade for the super superstar -smiley Francisco Lindor and Nolan Arenado purple and silver ditches for the Red Cardinals, landing in St. Louis in a trade.
Enjoy baseball this year, folks, because who knows what could happen?
Here’s everything you need to know about Opening Day 2021, including the full TV schedule with start times for all 30 teams.
When is MLB 2021 opening day?
The MLB is hoping that all 30 teams will be able to take the field on April 1, which would be the first time that all 30 teams have started on the same day since 1968. This is the fourth year in a row that the MLB has scheduled all 30 teams. to start on the same day, but the rains postponed games from previous seasons.
Game 1 of the day features Aaron Judge and the Yankees against the Blue Jays and George Springer, who has more duds after joining the Jays for a big deal this offseason.
MLB Opening Day Schedule
The opening day slate includes the 30 teams.
|Thu||First step (ET)|
|Yankees vs. Blue Jays||1:05 p.m.|
|Tigers vs. Indians||1:10 p.m.|
|Red Sox vs. Orioles||2:10 p.m.|
|Brewers vs twins||2:10 p.m.|
|Cubs vs. Pirates||2:20 p.m.|
|Phillies vs. Braves||3:05 p.m.|
|Marlins vs. Rays||4:10 p.m.|
|Reds vs. Cardinals||4:10 p.m.|
|Rockies vs. Dodgers||4:10 p.m.|
|Padres vs. Diamondbacks||4:10 p.m.|
|Royals vs. Rangers||4:10 p.m.|
|Nationals vs Mets||19:09|
|Angels vs. White Sox||10:05 p.m.|
|Athletics vs. Astros||10:07 p.m.|
|Mariners vs Giants||10:10 p.m.|