MLB Opening Day 2021: Top Moments
Cue "Take me out to the ballgame."
While FOX Sports isn't quite able to do that, we are able to deliver the top sights and sounds from MLB Opening Day across the country.
Unfortunately, the season started on a low note with the postponement of one of the evening's showcase games due to COVID-19.
In addition, the rain is playing spoiler in Beantown.
However, there were still 13 games to carry us through the day.
Here are the top moments from MLB's opening day.
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Wait for it ...
The Mariners rallied with a huge eighth inning, then beat the Giants with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th.
No big deal. Just Mike Trout doing Mike Trout things.
No love lost
For anybody who is interested in what elite fielding looks like, look no further than Chad Pinder in right field for the Athletics.
The third time is a charm for Michael Brantley, who has hit a home run in three consecutive Opening Day games.
José Iglesias would not let the night end without giving us a web gem to remember.
Come for the homer, stay for the slide.
Miguel Cabrera treated us to the first home run of the season, but he apparently didn't think he got all of it. The 19-year MLB vet played it safe and slid into second as his long shot got lost amid the snow.
That's right! The dog days of summer are still a ways away, as the snowy weather in Detroit reminded us.
That surreal scene demands another look.
What just happened?
The ball went over the wall with a man on base, but Bellinger was ruled out because he passed the baserunner in front of him. Bellinger is credited with an RBI single. Make sense?
The Colorado Rockies are making it look too easy against the defending champions in their opener, as evidenced by this effortless double play.
Opening day walk-off
It might only be Opening Day, but there was high drama in Philadelphia.
After thwarting Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuña Jr.'s attempt at a game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning, the Philadelphia Phillies won the game on a walk-off RBI single from Jean Segura in the bottom of the 10th with two outs.
Byron says "bye-bye"
Rookie of the Year?
Hayes played in 17 games for the Buccos last season but is eligible for any rookie honors that might be coming his way. According to FOX Bet, he's the favorite to win the NL Rookie of the Year award at +425 (a $10 bet would return $42.50, plus your initial $10).
If he keeps depositing the ball in the seats, those odds are sure to change.
Fans of MLB on FOX voted during the offseason and picked Carlson to win the NL Rookie of the Year award. Not a bad start for their pick!
Check out Luis Arraez's reaction to the play. Tough break for Minny's second baseman!
Just for kicks
Surely, some mascot in The City of Brotherly Love is a big phan of those duds.
Gary goes yard
With 115 home runs in 421 games coming into this season, power has never been a problem for the Yankees catcher.
However, he'll be hoping that he can avoid a season like 2020, when he hit just .147 in 156 at-bats.
Madison Bumgarner is a perfect piece of evidence for fans who despise the designated hitter.
He didn't get it over the wall, but the Arizona Diamondbacks ace did flex some warning-track power.
It wasn't all good for Mad Bum on Opening Day.
If you're getting antsy before the first pitch of your game, head over to FOX Sports Baseball Analyst Ben Verlander's season predictions, complete with analysis regarding division races, playoff picks and award winners.
For a behind-the-scenes look at what Opening Day means for a player, check out Verlander's breakdown of what it's like, from waking up to first pitch.
For those looking for a little added interest, Verlander and FOX Sports Betting Analyst Sam Panayotovich did a deep dive on the season's top wagers on a special edition of "Talk The Line."
The blue Blue Jays
Powder blue jerseys are always the business.
The dive, the grab and the out
OK, here is a highlight from that Blue Jays game. Thanks for taking our attention away from those powder blues with this diving stop, Marcus Semien.
Kidding. We're still into the jerseys.
That's how you feel?
Gerrit Cole who?
Teoscar Hernandez took the Yankees' ace deep in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game 2-2.
He's still got it
One game in, and we're talking Golden Glove for Miggy in Detroit.
Plays such as this will help him live down that whole snow thing.