BALTIMORE, MD — The 2021 Main League Baseball season will get underway this week, with Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles and all 29 different groups set for Thursday.
The Orioles begin their 2021 season on Thursday, April 1, at 2:10 p.m. towards the Boston Purple Sox at Fenway Park in Massachusetts. John Means will get the nod on the mound for the O’s towards Nathan Eovaldi within the first pitching match-up of the season.
The 2021 MLB season will look completely different from some other yr, at the very least within the stands, as followers will likely be allowed inside all 30 ballparks after a 2020 common season that was performed fully with out followers within the stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Attendance capability guidelines established earlier than the season have assorted.
The Boston Purple Sox and Washington Nationals are the groups permitting the fewest variety of followers, solely allowing 12 p.c to begin the season, in response to The Athletic.
At Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a 25 p.c capability will likely be allowed to begin the season, that means practically 11,500 followers will likely be permitted inside. The O’s home opener in Baltimore will likely be at 3:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 8.
Most groups, just like the White Sox and Cubs in Chicago and Yankees and Mets in New York, have set limits beneath 25 p.c capability.
Thursday will mark the primary time in a few years that each one 30 groups will begin the season on the identical day. Lately, a Sunday evening baseball recreation was held earlier than a Monday Opening Day.
— By Tim Moran and Elizabeth Janney