MLB Starting

Opening Day brings in the new baseball year


U.S. Navy

160712-N-NV908-496 SAN DIEGO (July 12, 2016) Sailors man the rails while Marines hold up the American flag during the pre-game ceremony of the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Petco Park. Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing joined together to participate in a salute to the United States Armed Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad M. Trudeau)

Major League Baseball has started back up again, bringing along it’s fans and highlights. The MLB brings in millions of viewers and  eager fans who track their favorite teams throughout the year to see whether or not they’ll make the playoffs.

The season started off on March 20, when The Oakland Athletics played the Seattle Mariners in Japan. The Mariners won both games beating the A’s and Japanese and American star Ichiro Suzuki a loud applause.

All 30 teams play 162 games from now to October 1 when the playoffs start. That’s 2430 games to tune into within the next months. Each game brings in around 30,000 fans watching it at the stadium and thousands more watching at home.

After a big offseason of some of the biggest contracts ever signed in sports history, many are excited to see how they can perform.

The San Diego Padres signed third baseman Manny Machado to a 10 year, 300 million dollar deal. The Philadelphia Phillies signed Bryce Harper to the largest deal in MLB history with a 13 year, 330 million dollar contact, only for it to be broken weeks later by the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout. He signed a 12 year, 430 million dollar contract making it the largest deal in sports history.

Multiple teams are looking to make a run for a championship this season.

The Milwaukee Brewers are looking to pick up after a strong season last year led by Christian Yelich. The New York Yankees always look good led by sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. The Boston Red Sox look to go back to back with their star packed lineup. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers also look strong in going all the way to the championship this year.

Overall, the MLB starting up has many excited to see how their favorite teams and players will perform. The season has been hyped up due to so many blockbuster moves and signings. The league’s future looks bright with all the young talent leading the league.