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Indians ask fans to share their 'first pitch' on what would have been Opening Day

With Opening Day postponed indefinitely, the Cleveland Indians are asking fans to take to social media to share their 'first pitch' of the new season.

Thursday would have marked Opening Day across Major League Baseball -- including what was scheduled to be the Cleveland Indians' home opener.

But just because the start of the 2020 MLB season has been delayed indefinitely due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), that doesn't mean we can't still get into the baseball spirit.

In an e-mail sent out on Wednesday, the Indians encouraged fans to share their "First Pitch." In order to gather a collection, the team is asking fans to upload videos of their ceremonial first pitches to social media on Thursday and tag the posts with the Indians' official hashtag of the 2020 season, #OurTribe.

In lieu of what was supposed to be the Indians' season opener against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field, SportsTime Ohio will be reliving Cleveland's 1994 season opener -- which doubled as the opening of Jacobs Field -- at 7 p.m. Additionally, MLB.com and MLB's television partners will be streaming 30 classic games throughout the day, including the Indians' record 22nd straight victory during the 2017 season at 9 a.m.

A full schedule of the classic games to be aired on Thursday can be found at MLB.com.

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