The Cleveland Guardians will open the 2024 season against the Oakland Athletics on the road.
It’s one of three road series (against the A’s, the Seattle Mariners, and the Minnesota Twins) Cleveland will play before heading to Ohio for their home opener against the Chicago White Sox on April 8.
The start time for that game, however, is still under review because of an extremely rare event.
“Cleveland will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1806 on April 8, the same day as the Guardians’ home opener,” FOX Sports: MLB tweeted.
Cleveland will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1806 on April 8, the same day as the Guardians' home opener.
Read more on the FOX Sports App.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) February 1, 2024
Accoding to FOX Sports, the eclipse will take place at exactly 3:13 p.m. ET.
You can call the event a once-in-a-generation occurrence in the city.
It hasn’t happened since 1806: Abner Doubleday, the man who allegedly invented baseball, wasn’t even born back then.
Sun, earth, and moon will align, and the city of Cleveland will be dark for a bit more than three minutes.
As a result of the visitors that are expected to witness the event from all over the country, there will be a logistics problem.
“Undoubtedly exciting for many, the eclipse does create some logistical concerns for others, especially the Guardians, who are trying to decide an ideal time to start the opener while balancing transportation, parking and other concerns,” FOX Sports wrote.
In any case, it will be a big day for the city of Cleveland.
Hopefully, it can be capped off with some high-quality baseball.