MLB Opening Day Is Here. Yankees Are Excited To Get Started

It is finally here, folks.

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is upon us, and it actually feels … normal. The 2020 season gave us a late start, constant COVID scares and no crowds, but now we are finally getting a chance to see baseball play out how it’s supposed to.

The New York Yankees couldn’t be more excited about it either.

Star pitcher Gerrit Cole, who will start Thursday’s first game, is having a hard time containing his excitement: “I had trouble sleeping last night so I probably anticipate it being the same thing tonight.”

Outfielder Clint Frazier is glad to be starting the season without all the usual headaches dealt with in the past.

For the first time in his major league career, he doesn’t feel like his job is threatened: “It feels really good knowing that, right now, I have finally put myself in a position where I don’t have to look over my shoulder every second.”

There has been constant uncertainty regarding the sport over the past year. The battle to get back on the field last season was long and difficult, but players, managers and owners all made it work. Now everyone can get back to focusing on the game.

I’m sure there are a lot of players out there from other teams who feel the same way as Cole and Frazier: excited to start doing their job once again.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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