There’s Nothing Like Watching MLB Players Find Out They Made The Opening Day Roster

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Baseball is BACK.

Can you imagine kicking it in the locker room after spring training with several of guys who you’ve become close friends with, while also wondering if you’ll even see them the next day?

And even more nerve-racking, getting called to the manager’s office to see you if you made the official MLB Opening Day roster or not.

You’re only a couple of feet away from being told the news that you’ll get to live out your life-long dream, or having to put those dreams on hold for yet another year.

I think I can speak for everybody when I say my heart would be beating out of my chest.

With that being said, a number of players have received the good news as we inch closer and closer to Opening Day, and needless to say, it’ll bring a tear to your eye.

Here’s the MLB’s number three prospect Julio Rodriguez getting told the exciting news by Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais:

This one may be the most emotional we’ve seen so far, when Cubs manager David Ross told pitcher Ethan Roberts he was making the final roster for the first time, and he’s brought to tears in the dugout:

Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. made the team as well:

Detroit Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson thought he may have blown his chances of making the roster, as manager AJ Hinch confronted him about a play where he ran into Javier Baez.

However, he was actually calling him in to tell him he made the team:

Dodgers infielder Edwin Rios was having a cup of coffee, about to eat breakfast with his wife, when manager Dave Roberts called him and told him to come to the field.

He was then told he made the official roster:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock