Compared to other years, this year’s Major League Baseball Opening Day is happening earlier than ever. In fact, with the March 28th date set, this is the earliest opening day in league history. As all 30 teams prepare to take the field on this day, we want to share tips for fans to make the most out of this day as well.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR The first thing you need to do: save the date! Set reminders on your phone to remind you at least three days before the actual date, with reminders every day leading up to the event. The first two games will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and feature a pair of AL and NL East division rivalries between the Mets and Nationals and Orioles and Yankees.
SCHEDULE TIME OFF WORK Since opening day falls on a Thursday, be sure to schedule time to enjoy the day. Unless you have a flexible work schedule, put in those vacation-day requests now.
FIND THE GAME NEAREST YOU If you need help locating the nearest game (or your home state doesn’t have a team in the league) visit the Major League Baseball website for more information on the schedules.Get your tickets early. This can’t be stressed enough! Opening day is a big day in the Major League Baseball world, so expect tickets to go FAST. The earlier the better, as the best seats tend to go quickly.
HOST A VIEWING PARTY Unable to make it to a game? The next best option is to host a viewing party at your house. Depending on where you live and your cable provider, you may be able to watch the Major League Baseball games live. Be sure to check the blackout dates from your cable provider to insure you will be able to watch the game live, before you plan a viewing party.
SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE BASEBALL Most importantly, sit back and enjoy the game! As a fan of baseball, it’s your duty to enjoy the game no matter what. With all these tips in mind, you can make this opening day your most memorable one yet!