Opening Day is here

MLB teams begin a 162-game schedule, and fans are allowed
Staff Report
ESPN file photo.

Baseball is back, and there are fans in the stands.

And every seat might be occupied in Texas.

Ever since the Dodgers’ Julio Urías put the finishing touch on the 2020 World Series last Oct. 27, we’ve been counting down to this day. Five months after the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first World Series in more than 30 years the expectations for the season openers have been highly anticipated, and the league does not plan to disappoint, with every team scheduled for the traditional 162-game schedule.

With the Orioles-Red Sox game in Boston postponed by rain until Friday and the Mets-Nationals game postponed for at least two days because of ongoing contact tracing involving members of the Nationals organization, 26 teams are scheduled to be in action.

The Dodgers play their first game in Denver against the Rockies.

Seattle, which has a 19-year streak of missing the playoffs - the longest active streak of any franchise in any sport in North America, play host to the San Francisco Giants at 7:05 p.m.