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Akron RubberDucks give fans taste of baseball with virtual Opening Day experience

Akron Rubber Ducks
Posted at 8:11 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 20:13:01-04

AKRON, Ohio — Although they were unable to take the field in real life with the baseball season frozen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Akron RubberDucks didn’t let that stop them from giving fans a ballpark experience.

Friday would have been the RubberDucks Opening Day at Canal Park, but the coronavirus pandemic caused the team, and all of Minor League Baseball, to postpone the season.

To bring a bit of baseball to fans, the RubberDucks virtually broadcasted a simulated 2020 Opening Day game on MLB The Show as part of the team’s “Opening Day at Home.”

You can’t have an Opening Day without a ceremonial first pitch, so the RubberDucks covered all of their bases and had Gov. Mike DeWine do the honors from his home.

You can watch the Opening Day game simulation by clicking here.