Coronavirus countermeasures have necessitated the postponement of major league baseball’s opening day for at least six weeks, and maybe more. It’s a good time to look back at this date in Florida and Miami Marlins franchise history.
Prior to the 2019 campaign, the Miami Marlins had never played regular season baseball as early as March 28th. The earliest opening day in Marlins history would see them opening a four-game home-set against the Colorado Rockies, themselves coming off a strong 91-72 campaign and an NLDS appearance.
The Marlins were coming off a 63-98 season, and we were cautiously optimistic that they may be able to finagle a subtle gain in year two of their rebuild.