Saturday, April 2, 2016

Opening Day of the 2017 Baseball Season

A Quick Review of the 2017 Major League Baseball Season Opener

The Opening Day of baseball for the 2017 MLB season will begin on Sunday, April 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays.  This 1:00 pm (ET) game will be followed by the San Francisco Giants vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:00 PM

It's time for the 2017 baseball season!

World Series Champion 2016

Chicago Cubs - World Series Champions 2016

The Chicago Cubs had to wait 108 years for another World Series win, but they did it in 2016 by defeating the Cleveland Indians 4 games to 3 in an extra inning 8-7 victory in Game 7. An exciting finish to a fantastic series!

More Game Openers

Busch Stadium, St. Louis
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The Chicago Cubs will round out baseball's Opening Day at 8:35 PM (ET) at Busch Stadium playing the St. Louis Cardinals.

The rest of the teams will begin the 2017 season on Monday, April 3.

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

Highlights of 2017 in the World of Baseball

Some of the highlights of the 2017 Major League Baseball season will include:

  • April 2-3, 2017 – Official Opening Day
  • April 15, 2017 – Jackie Robinson Day
  • July 11, 2017 - 88th All-Star Game, Marlins Park in Miami, Florida
  • October 24, 2017 – Scheduled first game of the World Series. 

Baseball is Back!

2016 Baseball Handbook

If you are as 'Crazy about Baseball' as I am, the 2017 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!