The 6 Best MLB Moments from Sunday

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Where do we start? The incredibly wonderful or the wonderfully incredible? Sunday was a day to remember in baseball. The love for the game filled our screens and the game rewarded us with a fantastic day of baseball. We hope you enjoy the moments below and what a way to start your week!


Sunday Night Baseball, Apparently.


The #MakeItMajor tagline seemed like the perfect tonic for the opening Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN matchup featuring Shohei Ohtani and his dual-threat magic. The long-time flagship show for baseball was set for a year full of thrills and spills after Ohtani lighted up our screens last week. But if last week was entertaining without the controversy, then this week took it to a whole new level.

It was all going so well, with many of the game’s greats flashing their speed, power, and charisma for the national audience.

First, Ronald Acuña Jr. beat out a groundball on the very first pitch of the game.


Before Ozzie Albies blasted a 3-run opposite-field bomb to propel the Braves ahead.


The old stalwart, Didi Gregorius, answered back with a vicious line-drive homer to put the Phillie ahead, 5-3.


Reigning National League MVP Freddie Freeman brought the Braves level in the bottom of the fifth inning with this trademark bomb to right-center field.


Phillies big-money superstar Bryce Harper stepped up to reply and did what he does best to put the Phillies back in front.


Before Ronald let the world know that big-time play on big-time television wasn’t going to go unnoticed.


The Spanish television call of that home run needs to be listened to by every fan. Love that passion!


Then, the game was decided on a controversial call in the top of the ninth inning. A fly out to left field and Alec Bohm decides to tag at 3rd base and head home. He is called safe but someone needs to show me where he touches home plate?



ESPN analyst Buster Olney is already calling for Major League Baseball to act on the play.


We already know how the people in Atlanta feel about it.


Role Models Being Heroes!


Despite all the controversy on Sunday Night Baseball, the game’s greats mentioned above showed exactly why they are loved by fans across the world. Ronald Acuña Jr. made the day of a young fan from Guatemala.


Before Freddie Freeman did this young Phillies fan a solid.


We love baseball and the players who make it memorable.


The Long-Expected Party


Brent Honeywell, congratulations on one of the most likable debuts of 2021. The Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher has battled four separate elbow procedures over the past three years (including the dreaded Tommy John surgery), and before today had not pitched in a professional game since 2017. Everyone around baseball wishes the young man well on his MLB journey, and if today’s performance was anything to go by we are all in for a treat.


Honeywell’s final stat line was two innings pitched with no hits, no walks, and no runs allowed with two strikeouts on 21 pitches. Slow drool.

You can dive into a full breakdown of Honeywell’s start from our fearless leader Nick Pollack, featuring a plethora of wonderful pitching GIFs. My favorite was this thoroughly filthy changeup to ring up Giancarlo Stanton.



More, please!


Oh, And He Botches It!


Play on loop just to put a smile on your face (unless you’re an Orioles fan, sorry Orioles fans!).


You Can’t Field Those!


Ladies and gentleman, the most unplayable infield hit of all time courtesy of Trea Turner. Of course, he meant it…


Sunday Swings!


The newest social media segment from Major League Baseball’s Twitter account is one we straight-up love and are happy to steal to close out this “best of”round-up. Lots of dingers…


Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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