Coffee Break: Opening Day

An opening week logo is displayed at Citi Field in New York.
An opening week logo is displayed at Citi Field during the Mets practice on July 22 in New York. The Mets open the season in Friday against the Atlanta Braves. (Kathy Willens | AP Photo)

It's Opening Day for Major League Baseball, and tonight the reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals will take on the New York Yankees and later tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the San Francisco Giants.

Tomorrow night, the Twins will take on the White Sox in Chicago.

What does baseball in a pandemic look like? Well here's something fun:

Since the players will be playing to empty stadiums, the MLB league is helping put together an alternative source of virtual energy and spirit for these games. Fans can virtually submit their choice of cheers, boos or claps through a feature called "Cheer at the Ballpark", and sound operators will pipe the recorded sounds into the ballparks.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what baseball songs do you want to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

King Curtis - Take Me Out To The Ball Game
The Treniers - Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)
John Fogerty - Centerfield
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
Hippo Campus - Baseball
The Baseball Project - Don't Call Them Twinkies feat. Craig Finn
The Outfield - Your Love
Sister Wynona Carr - The Ball Game
And 6 clips from the Greatest Moments in MLB History


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