Dogs of Twitter celebrate Opening Day of 2020 MLB season

Opening Day (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Opening Day (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Baseball dogs of Twitter celebrated Opening Day of the 2020 MLB season.

Opening Day of the 2020 MLB season, a semi-official holiday of the American sports calendar, was celebrated with style by the baseball dogs among the dogs of Twitter.

Though the minor league batdogs are unfortunately out of work for the indefinite future, their friends are still trying to make the best of it.

As our friends at FanSided Network sister sites FoodSided and Guilty Eats can attest, ballgames work better with snacks.

So of course Canadian Penny had to chomp down on some pizza to celebrate her Yankees’ rain-shortened win Thursday night over the defending World Series champs Washington Nationals. And her pal PeytonReads was following the game with Aunt Sara, too.

Their friend Puppsy had to get in some backyard fetch with Dad to appropriately mark the occasion.

Even Bunsen the Science Dog, currently on vacation with his family and little sister Beaker the Science Pup, chimed in on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s less-than-stellar opening pitch before the Yankees and Nats kicked things off.

“His job is to make sure as few people catch anything as possible. This throw checks out.”

The Frisco RoughRiders’ Brooks made sure to send a message on Friday to the Texas Rangers and wear the appropriate bandanna as he wished them good luck.

This adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi not only wore a bandanna, but also a Phillies jersey. His human aunt handles the Phillies social media, which makes sense.

The 2020 MLB season will have only 60 games due to the coronavirus pandemic, and in an effort to limit travel, teams will only play their division and the other league’s same division. Both leagues will use a designated hitter for the first time (the reasoning for this isn’t exactly clear), and for obvious reasons, no fans will be allowed.

Other major changes include an expanded 16-team playoff format, the Toronto Blue Jays will be playing their home games in Buffalo, New York, and some TV broadcasts will have virtual fans in the stands, while others will go with cardboard fan cutouts.

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Yes, the 2020 MLB season will be a strange one, but Opening Day has come and that means hope springs eternal for each and every fanbase. Dog Twitter is an excellent catalyst for restoring hope, and so ths is overall good news, even if the the wisdom of playing is still up for debate.