The GIST: From a homerun in the snow to a caturday appearance to a marriage proposal, the MLB’s long-awaited Opening Weekend did not disappoint. And to think people say baseball is boring, pfft.
Off the field: The biggest news came on Friday when, in response to Georgia passing , the league made the surprising (but very refreshing!) decision to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta. The new location is still TBD, but the decision came as the MLB () felt mounting pressure to take a stand.
- Considering the MLB has historically been quiet when it comes to social justice — the league took to respond in the wake of George Floyd’s murder last summer — this move is a more than a welcome change.
On the field: Although we’re less than a week into the season, we already have our winning comeback story of the year. After being diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer last March, Baltimore Oriole Trey Mancini this weekend, over five months cancer free.
- There were no Opening Day jitters for Chicago White Sox rookie Yermín Mercedes, who had , the most consecutive hits to start a season by any player since 1900.