Baseball's Opening Day has inspired countless writers, fans, and players throughout the years. Some notable quotes we remember about this special day are:
- "There's nothing like Opening Day. There's nothing like the start of a new season. I started playing baseball when I was seven years old, and quit playing when I was forty, so we're talking about thirty-three years of my life that I geared up for Opening Day." - George Brett, Hall of Fame third baseman
- "There is no sports event like Opening Day of baseball, the sense of beating back the forces of darkness and the National Football League." - George Vecsey, New York Times sports columnist
- From "The Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn: "Every spring, for me, is the ironical apex of the year. The best day is the first day of spring training when you walk down the stairs, open the door, and the bright sun and blue sky blast your eyes. That's the big day. That's when I am the most excited."
- "You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen." - Joe DiMaggio, Hall of Fame center fielder
- From "Wait Till Next Year" by Doris Kearns Goodwin: "Before us stretches the new season, the hundred and fifty-four battles to be won or lost, with thousands of unknown delights and torments in store. I would hold on to this moment, the wonderful smell of grass and the sun's warm promise, the banners overhead and the happy crowd."
And it did not disappoint. Aaron Judge hit a home run in first at bat
Baseball is back, let's go !