Baseball is back and Opening Day is here! Like so many of you, we’re excited for a new season, more creative visuals and more fans in the stands. Last year, Opening Day looked a little different, and while 2020 began with #OpeningDayAtHome and a postponed season, this year is looking up!
As per usual, we scrolled through our social feeds, followed the sports photographers, and kept our eyes peeled for the best baseball moments on social media.
What did we miss? Any incredible photos, viral tweets or scroll-stopping content you loved from Opening Day 2021? Tweet us @psforbrands and let us know!
What better way to kick off this year’s festivities than with an exciting hype video from MLB. We are majorly excited for the season ahead. How about you?
30 teams. 162 games. 1 champion.
— MLB (@MLB) March 31, 2021
Add a heartwarming montage dedicated to the fans and the frontline workers who made returning to stadiums possible, and Opening Day is already off to a great start.
Baseball fans bring the game we love to life, and we're so excited to welcome you all back to ballparks this season!
— MLB (@MLB) April 1, 2021
While the sports industry has seen some changes in the last year, there are a number of things that never change in baseball. Kudos to the Phillies’ creative team for highlighting the details we know are certain on the field, and for simultaneously saying “See ya!” to business as usual.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 1, 2021
This year, The Minnesota Twins are playing with fire! This highlight reel of pitcher Kenta Maeda has us pumped for what’s to come. Steeeeriike! 🔥
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 1, 2021
We love when a city rallies around their team. Shout-out to Atlanta and their passionate community for showing up and supporting the Braves on social.
Opening Day for the @Braves!
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 1, 2021
We're repping the home team on #OpeningDay 🙌
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) April 1, 2021
Check out this visual from MLB Network’s new show, Play Ball. Not only does this program feature exclusive baseball conversations and demonstrations, “Play Ball will also include tips on how kids can participate in all forms of baseball activities, plus highlights on and off the field throughout MLB.” Here’s to getting kids passionate about this pastime at an early age!
Happy #OpeningDay everybody!
🗣️PLAY BALL!!!! ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/EHo54anO9k
— Play Ball (@PlayBall) April 1, 2021
Is it fair to say that Bryce Harper wins best cleats on Opening Day? Talk about the ultimate Phillie Phanatic…
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 1, 2021
Here’s one for the gamers. These starting lineup graphics from the Braves are next level. We love fun and innovative visual content!
The Atlanta Braves MLB team created this video using the Warzone menu theme to showcase their starting lineup for Opening Day. pic.twitter.com/Pb6EcKLCPc
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) April 1, 2021
Baseball and springtime typically go hand-in-hand. This year, however, snowfall made an appearance during the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game. Stunning snowy photos ensued, but this Alanis Morissette reference in the caption (plus the fun comment section) is what really got us with this post.
The hype videos and sizzle reels on Opening Day are next level. Here’s a creative clip from the reigning World Series champions, The Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cheers to our friend, Billie Weiss, Red Sox Senior Manager of Photography, for 10 years photographing Opening Day.
— Billie Weiss (@bjweiss22) April 1, 2021
Want to hear about Billie’s outlook on 2021? Read our interview with the Red Sox photographer here. Then go behind the scenes with their creative team to see how they produce stunning visuals on and off the field and deliver their content to fans and stakeholders in seconds.
Can’t get enough baseball content? During 20/21 Vision: The Workflow Summit, we sat down with Ron Vesely, Insung Kim, Kevin D. Liles and Joseph Guzy to discuss their creative processes and ever-changing workflows. Go behind the scenes with the pros behind the Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins to learn how they share photos with their followers in real time.