Tampa Bay Rays open 2017 season today in match-up with NY Yankees

Posted at 12:02 PM, Apr 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-02 18:35:42-04

Batter up!

Today marks the official start of the Tampa Bay Rays' 2017 season. As of today, all games count. 

The first pitch, when the Rays take on its division opponent and cross-bay cousin, the New York Yankees, is set for 1:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. 

The Yankees-vs-Rays game also has the privilege of being the premier game of the 2017 Major League Baseball season. 

Fans have been flocking to establishments such as Ferg's in downtown St. Petersburg all morning in preparation for the Rays home opener.