Hey batter, swing! The 2017 Major League Baseball season is upon us and the possibilities are endless. The only thing fans can count on will be that this will be the greatest season of all time. Keep reading to learn why.
The New York Yankees will kick off the 2017 with a game in Florida against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, April 2nd at 1pm EST. Here are ten reasons why this 2017 will be the best year ever for MLB fans.
1. Mike Trout is a beast.
Never has there been a better player in the game. NEVER. At the early age of 25, the Fish is putting up better numbers than Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays did in their primes.
2. Chicago Cubs are champs!
Every game the Cubs will be walking with swagger. For the first time in over a hundred years, this season, the Cubs are champions. Congrats boys!
3. SunTrust Park opens.
The Atlanta Braves will be playing in a new stadium this year and hope the gorgeous new digs help the struggling franchise.
4. Cleveland rocks.
The American League Champions added a big bat and are stronger, leaner and healthy headed into the new year. Keep an eye on the Tribe, these guys are no joke.
5. Clayton Kershaw is a strikeout machine.
The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher has a deadly curve is on the best team in the west and every five days he will may throw a no-hitter. This will be his year.
6. Take a base!
The no-pitch intentional walk is now an official rule. Love it or hate it, the new rule will change the face of baseball forever.
7. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks!
The 2017 season will welcome back staples like the Dodger Dog and the New York Yankee pretzels but fans will also get to enjoy new items classic babka ice cream sandwich on rye at Nationals Park.
8. Justin Verlander and his girlfriend Kate Upton.
The ace rightie is in line to take home the Cy Young this year and every time he takes the mound fans may get a glimpse of his supermodel girlfriend Kate Upton… that’s a win people.
9. Strikeouts & homers.
Who doesn’t love K’s and dingers? With tons of young talented bats, and quality pitching on almost every team, this will be the season of both the long ball and the strikeout.
10. Baseball is America’s pastime.
It is better than football, basketball and hockey. So put on your favorite rally hat because this baseball season will be magical.
HollywoodLifers, how do you think your team will do this year? Let us know how pumped you are for the start of the MLB season!