Are you ready for Opening Day?

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July 23rd, 2020

There are few days on the calendar more special than Opening Day.

"You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid," Yankees Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio once said. "You think something wonderful is going to happen."

300-game winner Early Wynn was quick to agree, noting that openers have a truly special feel. "An opener is not like any other game," he mused. "There's that little extra excitement, a faster beating of the heart."

For Pete Rose, Opening Day was simply the best day of the year. "It’s like Christmas," he once said, "except it’s warmer."

Opening Day is particularly special this year because it’s taken so long to arrive. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped baseball in its tracks on March 12, resulting in the immediate closure of spring training facilities in Arizona and Florida. Now, after four months of nasal swabs and arduous negotiations, Major League Baseball is finally ready for its long overdue debut.

Celebrate baseball's long-awaited return with these pitch-perfect questions about Opening Day.