Vote: What were the top plays from Week 1 of the MLB season?
At long last, baseball is back. The sound of cheering fans, the crack of the bat, the fresh spring air … OK, well maybe not that last one. But nevertheless, games that count finally began last week, and with them came true feats of athletic excellence.
But which feats are the most excellent? We're hoping you'll tell us. Every week, we'll select four great moments in four different categories, and you'll get to select which won the week.
Watch the highlight reels and vote in the polls below. First up:
Best offensive play
The beginning of a rookie sensation, a chaotic inside-the-parker, the longest home run of the season so far and some walk-off magic:
Best defensive play
Two great running catches, a twirling masterpiece and an uncanny Willie Mays impression:
Best pitching performance
A near-complete game on Opening Day, and three other dominant starts:
Best pitcher hit
Because everyone loves #PitchersWhoRake: The first hit by an AL pitcher on Opening Day since 1972, a debut homer, an encore performance and a 440-footer: