Highlights From The First Week Of MLB Play

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After protracted negotiations over the details of playing during the Covid-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball finally began a shortened 60-game season last week. Here are The Onion Sports’ highlights from the first week of play.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci made headlines on Opening Day by throwing out the ceremonial first baserunner.

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Orioles announcer Gary Thorne reading each player’s living will during their first at-bat of the season.

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The Red Sox struggled to a 1-4 start after getting rid their best player for next to nothing, a decision which has never come back to bite them in the past.

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The Nationals look to replicate 2019’s success with a miserable 50-game stretch to open the season.

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This one guy made a hell of a catch. Didn’t get his name. Michaelson? That’s not it. Really nice catch, though.

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The Phillie Phanatic showed that it is perfectly capable of being creepy and off putting without any fans nearby.

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The three days we all thought this might actually work.


The Cardinals collapsed without their perfect fans showing them the right way to do every single thing.

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Despite being 40 years old, Nelson Cruz leads the league in home runs and RBIs, proving that age is nothing but an accurate barometer of coronavirus risk.

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Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan announced plans to announce plans to convene a committee to announce plans to consider changing the team’s name.

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The Marlins did better than probably anyone expected, all told.

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