It's been a long time since there were any live American sports on TV, and an even longer time since there was an MLB game. Yeah, ESPN is showing KBO games starting today, but we're all still missing the Major League Baseball season that should be over a month old by now.
MLB's Opening Day at Home was a good way to hold us over for a while, but it didn't last. So if you're like us and are still craving some baseball, check out these games that you should be able to find online, and let us know if there are any others that we should watch until MLB returns to our television sets.
Matt's Top Games
1. 2016 World Series Game 7
Considered by many to be the greatest game ever played, the 2016 World Series has to be at the top of the list. It has everything you could want in a game seven - lead changes, dramatic home runs and a 108-year-old championship drought coming to an end.
2. 2011 World Series Game 6
Speaking of lead changes and dramatic home runs, you've got to check out game six of the 2011 World Series. David Freese etched his name into the history books with his 11th-inning walk-off home run to send the series to game seven.
3. 2018 NLDS Game 3
I had to find a way to fit a Braves game in here. The Braves went down two games to none, but rookie sensation Ronald Acuña, Jr. wasn't going to let the Dodgers sweep them. With his second-inning home run, he became the youngest player to ever hit a postseason grand slam, leading the Braves to a game three victory.
4. 2004 ALCS Game 4
The Cubs breaking their curse in 2016 was great, but the Red Sox dealt with a curse of their own for 86 long years. They became the first team in baseball history to win four straight games after being down 3-0 in a series, and it all started with a walk-off home run from David Ortiz in game four.
5. 2017 World Series Game 5
This game will probably get excluded from a lot of lists like this, and with good reasoning, but put aside all the Astros drama for a few minutes and appreciate how entertaining this game was. 25 total runs scored, seven home runs and 10 innings. It has to be included on this list.
6. 1993 World Series Game 6
Joe Carter's walk-off home run to win the World Series has gone down as one of the greatest moments in baseball history. Plus, it's always fun to watch a Phillies' loss.
7. David Bote Walk-off
Nationals' losses are almost as fun to watch as Phillies' losses, so when David Bote hit a walk-off grand slam for the Cubs on Aug. 11, 2018, it was instantly a classic moment.
8. Derek Jeter's Final Game
A legend like Jeter has to go out in dramatic fashion right? Although the Yanks missed out on the postseason, Jeter's walk-off hit in his final at-bat was a perfect send out.
9. 2011 Game 162
The Rays and Red Sox were tied for the AL Wild Card on the last day of the 2011 season. With the Rays needing a win over the Yankees to make the playoffs, their chances didn't seem so great. I won't give any spoilers, watch for yourself.
10. 1988 World Series Game 1
Nothing can top Joe Carter's walk-off home run to win the whole series, but how about a pinch-hit walk-off home run to win the first game of the Fall Classic. Kirk Gibson did just that in the 1988 series.
Trey's Top Games
1. 2016 Game 7 of the World Series: Cubs vs. Indians
In my opinion the greatest baseball game of all-time and it will be hard to beat. The ups and downs for each team, the individual moments, and the most iconic drought in all of sports being broken. The most laughable franchise in all of sports, the Chicago Cubs, end their 108-year World Series drought. That alone makes the game iconic. But add to the fact that this was a game 7, the Cubs coming back from down 3-1, ironically to the Cleveland Indians, where a major Cleveland franchise did the 3-1 comeback in the NBA Finals, and that is everything outside of the game itself. As for the game, it starts with a leadoff home run to Kyle Hendricks being pulled probably too early. To David Ross hitting a home run in his final game as a pro. Then you have Rajai Davis' home run to tie it in the 8th inning which made the stadium erupt. Then you have a rain delay as the game goes into extras and the Cubs who lost all the momentum come back after the rain delay to win it.
2. 2014 AL Wild Card Game: Royals vs A’s
I moved to Kansas last July, so I had to get a Royals game on this list. This game happens to also be really incredible. The Royals are down 7-3 heading into the 8th inning where the team goes on a 3-run rally and ties it in the ninth. In which they go on to win the game in extras as they made a run to the World Series that season, losing to the Giants.
3. 2014 Yankees vs O’s: Jeter walks off in his final game at Yankee Stadium
Derek Jeter is the reason I love the game of baseball, he is the reason I'm a Yankee fan. He will always be my favorite player, so you can say I was a little emotional in his final game at Yankee Stadium.
4. 2001 Game 4 of the World Series: Yankees vs D-Backs bonus game 5
So you have two dramatic wins for the Yankees in back-to-back games in Yankee Stadium just after 9/11. Add to the fact game 4 was the game where Jeter became “Mr.November” this was an iconic two games in the postseason history. Also, you could argue that this might be the best World Series of all time with the way it ended on a walk-off by the D-Backs. ( I don't have game 7 of this series because it is always hard for me to watch as a Yankees fan).
5. 2011 Game 6 of the World Series: Cards vs Rangers
“We will see you tomorrow night.” Joe Buck's best call in his great history of broadcasting as David Freese hits a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th to force a game 7. This was after his bases-clearing triple in the bottom of the ninth where the Cards were on their final strike of the World Series.
6. 2003 ALCS Game 7: Yankees vs Red Sox
Best rivalry in Baseball, a ticket to the World Series on the line and the game ends on an iconic walk-off. Need I say more?
7. 2015 Game 5 ALDS: Blue Jays vs Rangers
Best bat flip in the history of baseball occurred in this game and it caused a brawl the following season. Do I need to say more?
8. 2019 ALDS Game 5 Nats Dodgers and NL Wild Card Nats Brewers
The game where Juan Soto became a household name.
9. 2010 NDLS Game 1 Phillies vs Reds (Doc Holiday’s no-no)
Postseason no-hitter is all you need to know.
10. 1988 Game 1 of the World Series: Dodgers vs A’s
I wanted to pick one classic, basically a game before I was born for this list and this is one of my favorites.