Baseball was dismissed as a "pathetic" sport and "cheap copy" of cricket by fans angry at the attention the catch received.
Both Opening Day games on Thursday saw players taking a knee during a minute of silence before the national anthem.
Seven months after Game 7 of the World Series and four months on from when Opening Day was originally scheduled for, baseball makes its long-awaited return.
Fauci will be tossing the ball in an empty stadium as baseball arenas around the U.S. remain closed to spectators, at least for now.
The New York Yankees take on the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, while the Houston Astros can expect another hostile reception when they face the New York Mets.
Fans showed up with all kinds of signs to shame the Houston Astros for being found guilty of sign-stealing, only to have their own signs confiscated.
In his first tweet in almost 18 months, Strasburg retweeted a video that shows him speaking at the White House and then walking past Trump, who had a hand extended to shake that of Strasburg's.
Suzuki's name began trending in the United States on Monday afternoon after a video of President Donald Trump giving the Washington Nationals catcher a hug from behind that some called "awkward" was shared on social media.
Keeping with tradition, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania hosted the Washington, D.C.-based team at the White House.
It's the capital's first World Series title in nearly a century—a fact not lost on Trump, who didn't cancel the meet and greet despite potential dropouts from players, plus boos from fans at Nationals Park last week.
"At the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can't do it. I just can't do it," Nats closer Sean Doolittle told The Washington Post.
On Saturday, fans will celebrate the Washington Nationals' historic World Series victory in the streets of Washington, D.C.
Conservative pundit Sean Hannity appeared to express disbelief about a tweet Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made in favor of Washington, D.C. statehood after the Washington Nationals World Series win.
When an ad for Trump's 2020 Presidential campaign flashed across a screen at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., fans began to jeer and some echoed the "lock him up" chants heard at Game 5 of the World Series.
According to MLB Stats, the Nationals had less than a 0.1 percent chance to win the World Series on May 28.
The Nationals defeated the Astros in Game 7 in Houston to become the first team in World Series history to win four games on the road.
The road team won every game in the 2019 World Series, and Washington won its first world title since 1924. But that's not all.
The Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-2 win in Houston to force the World Series to Game 7.
The Nationals have Max Scherzer back available for Game 7—and could Houston turn to Gerrit Cole after Zack Greinke?
Despite the long and illustrious history of Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association or the National Hockey League—each with a best-of-7 finals—none have ever gone to a Game 7 with the road teams doing this.
Astros have won all three games in Washington and are now one win away from securing a second title in three years.
No team in the history of the World Series has ever won the title by winning all four games on the road.
As Game 6 approaches, the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have some superstitions that have become part of the game.
Democratic Senator Chris Coons denounced World Series attendees who chanted "lock him up" at President Donald Trump Sunday night, saying he hopes Democrats won't do this at future conventions or 2020 rallies.
The restaurateur got a rousing reception as he threw the ceremonial first pitch, but Donald Trump was loudly booed by fans at Nationals Park.
The Nationals look for a first World Series win in front of their fans on Sunday, when the capital hosts Game 5 of the Fall Classic with the series even at 2-2.
The Spanish-American chef has long criticized President Donald Trump's policies and their respective companies have sued each other before.
For only the second time since 1996 and for only the fifth in the history of the World Series both teams have won their first two road games.
The Astros look to even the series as the teams square off again Saturday in Game 4 of the 2019 World Series.
The Fall Classic moves to Washington on Friday with the Nationals needing two wins to secure a first ever World Series title.