Arizona Diamondbacks fans might not have a gap day to attend on Thursday, but they will still experience the primary day of the MLB season.
Major League Baseball will air 30 games across its digital platforms Thursday, giving fans many hardballs to settle on from on a gap day postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. With its season delayed until a minimum of mid-May, MLB will air one memorable game for every franchise on its YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages.
The Diamondbacks were originally scheduled to host the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field on Thursday for opening day. Instead, Arizona fans can relive the Arizona Diamondbacks’ World Series Game 7 thriller against the NY Yankees in 2001 by watching the title-clinching game for the Diamondbacks, the “Opening Day at Home” game for the Diamondbacks.
In a Diamondbacks tickets release, MLB noted that “the experience is meant to ask fans to feel a way of community and unity on each day many were looking forward to while underscoring the importance of staying home and staying healthy.”
Every team wins the sport chosen for every team (if you didn’t accidentally know that the Diamondbacks won Game 7 of the planet Series).
The other games available include Dave Roberts’ series-shifting stolen base for the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the 2003 AL Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs ending their championship drought in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, and excellent games by Félix Hernández and Mark Buehrle.
MLB Network plans to broadcast classic opening day games throughout the day, including Derek Jeter’s debut in 1996, and SiriusXM also plans to hold memorable season openers. ESPN2 is airing a Home Run Derby marathon starting with Pete Alonso’s impressive show from last summer.
Using the hashtag #OpeningDayAtHome, fans can connect while watching their team’s selected game at a group time. MLB’s Opening Day at Home event is going to be available across many of the league’s platforms and partners including MLB’s multiple Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, MLB.com and MLB.tv.
Additionally, all games that are a part of the Opening Day at Home slate are going to be streaming on the winning Club’s respective home page. The BBTIX Network also has opening day options for Arizona Diamondbacks fans.
The network will air the Diamondbacks’ walk-off victory against the Giants on Opening Day 2017 at 3 p.m. as a part of a marathon of memorable Opening Day games.