It’s been a long, long time since opening day was actually opening day for everyone. In the past, there’s been a national game the night before the big slate, and usually some teams that don’t get going until the day after most everyone else’s opening day, for some reason, and sometimes even an international series in…
The Mets are 1-0 to start the 2017 season. Some Mets fans are irate.
A few of the Patriots showed up with their Lombardi Trophy for Red Sox opening day, and overactive galoot Rob Gronkowski had fun with quarterback Tom Brady by nabbing his recently recovered Super Bowl jersey.
To celebrate Opening Day, dig into our trove of profiles of some of the game’s most enduring characters—from Ty Cobb and Pete Reiser to Doc Ellis and Steve Carlton.
Opening Day begins in less than one hour, and we have been blessed with 30 team marketing slogans and emojis to celebrate. Ranked:
1. Win No. 1 (We’re not going to lose all our games)
Adam Eidinger has gone right at City Hall, the Republican and Democratic Parties, the war machine, the World Bank, the DEA, countless developers, and, most famously, Major League Baseball. His fights tend to end with him getting his ass kicked—and not just figuratively.
It's Opening Day, which means that baseball fans across the country will be dipping out of work early — or skipping the office entirely — to shiver in the early Spring sunshine at their local ballpark. It also marks the beginning of Jumbotron Engagement Season!
There’s nothing America loves more than a winner who has suffered and, Lord knows, the Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered. Twenty losing seasons in a row. The Pittsburgh drug trials. The cobbled-together public ownership that ended up $22 million in debt. Talented player after talented player leaving town as fast as he…
Welcome to opening day, that magical day when 30 hopeful fanbases celebrate the end of winter and the return of baseball for everyone. Except for those games in Australia last week. And the teams that played last night. And the teams that don't play until tomorrow.
Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the seats.
OK, this was a great bit of theatrics. Just as Magic was getting ready to throw the first pitch to Orel Hersheiser, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly came out to the mound and called for the lefty.
Man, that's a gorgeous swing.
Rejoice, baseball has returned! The first slate of games will be getting started in about ten minutes, so park yourself here and spend the day yakking with your fellow enthusiasts. You have the floor.
New Yorkers, don't forget to swing by the Opening Day watch party at Professor Thom's today. Details here.
The Milwaukee Brewers, willing handmaiden to America's racing sausage industry and one of a suspiciously low number of professional baseball purveyors in the state of Wisconsin, have coupled with Waste Management, Inc to violate an essential American freedom: The right to bring your own porta-potty to the ballpark, so…
Hey New Yorkers, what are you doing next Monday? Working? Not anymore! You're coming to Professor Thom's on 13th and 2nd avenue to watch baseball all day. The festivities will kick off at 1:00 p.m. in the private loft upstairs, and there will be plenty of drink specials, baseball, and good times for you to enjoy. …