MLB Back in Action

Major League Baseball is back in business with the regular season coming back into play.

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Shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, Bo Bichette, takes a hack at a pitch. (Courtesy of tipofthetower.com)

Kendall Hyatt, Staff Reporter

No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke, baseball is officially back. April 1st is Opening day for MLB and there are a plethora of games to watch. So, sit back, relax, and grab your snacks, because there’s a ton of baseball ahead.

There’s a total of 15 games being played on April 1st. The games (in order) are the Toronto Blue Jays v. the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians v. Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles v. Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins v. Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburg Pirates v. Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves v. Philadelphia Phillies, our Tampa Bay Rays v. Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals v. Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers v. Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks v. San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers v. Kansas City Royals, New York Mets v. Washington Nationals, Chicago White Sox v. Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros v. Oakland Athletics, and finally, the San Francisco Giants v. Seattle Mariners.

This season, there has been a huge change, though. As you can see, there is one team in the league which doesn’t reside in the United States, yet they play with American teams. The Toronto Blue Jays will stay in Florida instead of Toronto due to covid restrictions and the traveling in between countries. They’ll be playing in their spring training park in Dunedin for at least 27% of their season (22 games/ 7 series.)

The Blue Jays don’t particularly like this change of environment for them. “The primary goal remains returning to play on Canadian soil as soon as it is safe to do so,” the Blue Jays said.

MLB is back in action and ready to go, so get ready folks!