How MLB teams and fans are handling #OpeningDayAtHome

Ballparks across the country will be empty today, but fans and franchises are trying to make the most of it

We should be taking ourselves out to the ballgame today, buying peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and not caring if we ever go back.

But major league ballparks across the country — including Truist Park — will be empty on opening day, a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic.

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Franchises and fans are trying to make the most of the situation, sharing promotions and thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #OpeningDayAtHome.

Instead of playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, for example, the Braves will stream a game at 3 p.m., encouraging fans to put on their gear and watch.

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Players are, of course, feeling all the feels today and recently.

We are definitely #ForTheA, but we acknowledge not everyone in Atlanta is a diehard Braves fan. So here’s a roundup of what other teams and their followers are posting:

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