Spring is officially here, and that means baseball is on the way. The Major League Baseball season is set to kick off in days, and fans are at a fever pitch, pun very much intended. What’s cool is that this year, all 30 MLB clubs will be playing on opening day. This is happening for the second straight year. Before last year, that hadn’t happened since 1968. It seems to be a new tradition that people are loving. Here are details on the MLB opening day 2024 schedule and what games to watch.

MLB Opening Day 2024 – What games to watch

MLB Opening Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 28, 2024. There are a ton of matchups slated for that day. As a football fan, it always blows my mind how many games baseball teams play in a season. Any given day, there seem to be dozens of games on.

The very first game of the 2024 season is the Milwaukee Brewers vs. the New York Mets. That kicks off at 1:10 p.m. on March 28. Check out full roster of opening day games below.

MLB Opening Day Games 2024:

  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets – 1:10 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 3:05 p.m.
  • Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles – 3:05 p.m.
  • San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres – 4:10 p.m.
  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – 4:10 p.m.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins – 4:10 p.m.
  • Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays – 4:10 p.m.
  • Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds – 4:10 p.m.
  • Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals – 4:10 p.m.
  • Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox – 4:10 p.m.
  • New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros – 4:10 p.m.
  • Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers – 7:35 p.m.
  • Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics – 10:07 p.m.
  • Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners – 10:10 p.m.
  • Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – 10:10 p.m.

How do you watch opening day games?

Most of the opening day games will be available to watch on the teams’ regional sports networks affiliated with each baseball league. MLB’s big opening night game will be broadcast on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, some streaming services will be playing the games, including ESPN. You can also stream MLB games on MLB.TV. There are, however, local blackout restrictions.

Before opening day

While opening day doesn’t officially begin until March 28, it does start a bit earlier than that. Why? It’s because the 2024 MLB season actually begins on March 20 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres going against each other in Seoul.

How many games are in a MLB season?

As a football fan, I’m super jealous of baseball fans. The Major League Baseball (MLB) season schedule consists of a whopping 162 gamesĀ for each of the 30 teams in theĀ American League (AL) and National League (NL). They also play over about six months. That means, in total, 2,430 MLB games are played in the regular season. That doesn’t even count the postseason. I’m actually not a big baseball fan, but this year, I’m thinking, if you can’t beat them, join them. The best way to keep up with all your favorite teams, aside from right here at AlternativeFix.com, is at the official MLB website. It truly does feel like the official start of spring with baseball here.