Saturday, April 2, 2016

Opening Day of the 2016 Baseball Season

A Quick Review of the 2016 Major League Baseball Season Opener

The Opening Day of baseball for the 2016 MLB season has arrived. It begins with a World Series rematch between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals on Sunday, April 3 at the Royals' Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.  

2015 World Series Celebration - AllPosters

After losing the World Series in Game 5 when the Royals came from behind to win it all in the 12th inning on November 1, 2015, the Mets are hoping for a win to begin the 2016 baseball season and the honor of having beaten the 2015 champs.  Naturally, Kansas City, having won their first World Series Championship in 20 years (1985), are hoping just the opposite.

More Game Openers

Busch Stadium, St. Louis
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Before this KC-NY match-up game scheduled on ESPN at 8 p.m., the Pirates and Cardinals will get the season going at 1:00 p.m. (ET) at Pittsburgh's PNC Park, followed by a game between the Rays and the Blue Jays at 4:00 p.m. ET at Rodgers Centre in Toronto, Canada (a game sure to be watched by the Toronto Blue Jays fan in Toronto, our own Brite-Ideas here on Review This! 

This avid 'baseball fan' will be glued to the TV for each moment of these Opening Day games! (I LIVE for this!). 

Twenty-six more teams will begin the 2016 season on Monday, April 4. with the Marlins and Tigers starting on April 5.  Baseball has begun again!

Highlights of 2016 in the World of Baseball

Some of the highlights of the 2016 Major League Baseball season will include:

  • April 4, 2016 – Official Opening Day
  • April 15, 2016 – Jackie Robinson Day
  • July 12, 2016 - 87th All-Star Game, Petco Park in San Diego, California
  • October 27, 2016 – Scheduled first game of the World Series.  (Note: the Chicago Cubs are predicted to win the World Series this year). 

Baseball is Back!

2016 Baseball Handbook

If you are as 'Crazy about Baseball' as I am, the 2016 baseball season from Opening Day to the last game of the World Series will occupy your time and thoughts for the next 26 weeks.  The joy of baseball has returned!

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  1. Yea!!! Finally opening day, I'm hoping my Pirates will be on their with for the 2016 season with a big win. My dad would never miss a Pirate game, if it wasn't on TV then he had the radio glued to his ear. Such fond memories :)

  2. We're looking forward to baseball season, too! My husband follows the Pirates (he's from where Sam's from) so we'll see how that goes this year (so close last year!). I'm looking forward to some minor league games from the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, who happen to be a farm team for the championship Royals! Can't wait!

  3. Aha, Sam and Susan state they are fans of the Pirates. Well, it just so happens that they are playing their first game tomorrow against MY St. Louis Cardinals. Sorry guys, I have to cheer for the Redbirds! :)

  4. I get a great deal of vicarious enjoyment from your passion for baseball. Our family has always followed the Minnesota Twins. I believe the Colorado Rockies open against San Diego. Hope your team brings you many hours of winning entertainment this season.

    1. Thanks, Diana. I hope the Twins play well for you this season, too. Thanks for enjoying my baseball passion.

  5. What a very exciting day today, and the next few days, will be for Baseball fans! It really does seem like spring and summer are here once the baseball games begin. Need to run to the grocery store for chips and hot dogs immediately! I am late getting to this article (a day late) so only a few hours today before the first pitch is thrown to start the 2016 baseball season!

    1. Oh! And, I meant to ask you: Do you remember the Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor, Baseball Nut? It was one of my favorites when I was a teenager!!!

  6. Ah, Mouse -- hot dogs and chips for lunch would be the perfect way to watch the first game of the new baseball season today! Excellent idea. And, no, I don't recall a Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor called 'Baseball Nut', but it sounds delicious --- and appropriate.

    1. Just looked it up and Baskin Robbins STILL carries the Baseball Nut flavor. What fun. Will have to check it out at my local store.

  7. is nothing like baseball to make you feel summer is close behind. I have just enjoyed a month of spring training and although my team the Cardinals did not look too was only spring training and I enjoyed all the sights and sounds of the game. On to the regular season and hopefully a good one for the Cards! Thanks for you fine review Elf!