Counting Down the Days: 50 Exciting Reasons to Anticipate MLB Opening Day

The MLB’s opening day is just 50 days away, so let’s take a look at 50 things to note for the 2024 season.

1. Shohei Ohtani’s debut
2. Juan Soto in pinstripes
3. Jackson Holliday and Jackson Chourio’s Major League debuts
4. Young talent on Orioles and Reds
5. Yamamoto in Dodger blue
6. International baseball games
7. Giants and Cardinals playing at Rickwood Field
8. The possibility of back-to-back champs
9. A’s final year in Oakland
10. The Dodgers’ super team
11. Possible championship droughts ending
12. Ronald Acuña’s performance
13. Rule changes including the pitch clock
14. Red Sox documentary on Netflix
15. Final year for Joey Votto, Zack Greinke, and Clayton Kershaw
16. Astros signing Josh Hader
17. Cody Bellinger’s future team
18. Guerrero Jr.’s predicted improvement
19. Little League classic
20. Astros’ potential eighth straight ALCS
21. Mike Trout joining the 400 HR club
22. Paul Goldschmidt reaching 2,000 hits
23. Chris Sale as a Brave
24. Royals spending money to improve
25. Aces returning from injury
26. Spring Breakout series
27. Paul Skenes’ debut for the Pirates
28. Elly De La Cruz’s sophomore campaign
29. Orioles new ownership
30. Big names on the Hall of Fame ballot
31. Watching Luis Arraez’s hitting
32. Spencer Torkelson’s progress
33. Ron Washington handling the Ohtani-less Angels
34. Spencer Strider possibly reaching 300 Ks
35. The next Cleveland ace
36. Nolan Jones making the Rockies (semi-)watchable
37. Christian Yelich resurgence
38. Steve Cohen’s plans for the Mets
39. Enjoying ballpark food and atmosphere
40. Singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
41. The crack of the bat
42. Making fun of Angel Hernandez
43. Aaron Boone’s ejections
44. Pitchers and catchers reporting this month
45. Spring training
46. No Taylor Swift