Don’t miss the first pitch with a hotel by day.

Baseball is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Opening Day has come and gone but this season is filled with excitement. Much has stayed the same in the baseball world. But a lot has changed since last year’s World Series victory by the Chicago Cubs. Whether you are a loyal fan or just like to get out and have some fun, this season is a sure winner either way. There are some especially anticipated games this year that day use hotels will make even more fun. HotelsByDay makes the most of the experience for the whole family.

Batter Up!

Questions remain if the New York Yankees’ turn towards youth will reap dividends for the future and if pitcher Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers can fully return to the consistency that made him a star in years past.

Looming free agency questions in Kansas City might mean this season is the best chance for the Royals to chase another World Series title. Teams like the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, the Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers are always championship contenders, but there are a lot of off-the-radar teams that might surprise many as the season progresses.

If you’re looking to catch a game this season, there’s no better way to do so with a day booking hotel from HotelsByDay. Take the opportunity to venture out to a new city for a game while saving money at the same time. Below are four standout cities you should think about visiting this season for some baseball. They’re home to the teams to really watch.

Denver (Colorado Rockies)

Stacked in a division with the LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, the Rockies might seem like a deep sleeper at best. However, this team has a lot of offensive firepower that could make for some exciting games. Third baseman Nolan Arenado is coming off another fantastic year in a lineup that features big bats in DJ LeMahieu and Trevor Story. Coors Field will play host to a series with the Cubs, Dodgers, Giants and Washington Nationals over the next two months, which means baseball in the Mile High City should be filled with lots of action.

Denver is also a great starting point if you’re looking to explore the nature of the Rockies, and the city itself is filled with great museums and restaurants. Book a day stay hotel and check out Denver, and see the Rockies in action. It’s a sure home run.

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Phoenix (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Disappointing was an understatement for the Diamondbacks last season. Expected ace Zach Greinke struggled mightily, while Shelby Miller seemingly imploded entirely. However, the team re-tooled some key staff during the offseason, which means that hope is abounding. Outfielder A.J. Pollock and pitcher Taijun Walker look ready to make an impact while pitchers Robbie Ray and Archie Bradley still hold immense potential. The next couple of months features games with the Dodgers and New York Mets at home, that has the potential to be great games if the Diamondbacks can truly resurge.

Use HotelsByDay to catch a game at Chase Field and spent the rest of your time exploring Phoenix. Go golfing at some of the best courses in the world, check out the numerous museums and theaters in the city itself, or just simply enjoy the Arizona sun.

Los Angeles (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

At first glance, the Angels seem to be in deep trouble. While Mike Trout is unquestionably the best player in the game, the franchise has a pretty weak farm system and a lot of bloated contracts that they’d love to cut loose with if they could. However, All-Star Andrelton Simmons now works alongside Danny Espinosa in the infield, potentially giving the Angels a dynamic double-play combination. GM Billy Eppler also brought in a variety of situational and role players that could work well as complimentary pieces to each other, giving this team a scrappy mentality that might be fun to watch if they can fight for the playoffs.

Over the next couple of months, the team squares off at home against the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, and the Tigers – all strong teams that will test the mettle of pitchers on the Angels like Matt Shoemaker.

Even if the Angels fall flat again, it’s hard to go wrong visiting Los Angeles. The city has something for everyone, and you can use HotelsBy Day to grab a quick nap hotel before heading out to the Venice Boardwalk or Universal Studios in Hollywood. If things get really bad for the Angels, then head down to Dodger Stadium to see Los Angeles’ NL counterpart.

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Minneapolis (Minnesota Twins)

Coming off the most amount of losses in the entire MLB last year, it’s might be a safe bet to argue that not much will change this season for the Twins. Life is harder when you’re in the same division as the Indians, who reached the World Series last year, and the Royals, who won it all in 2015. However, young outfielder Bryon Buxton already made a Gold-Glove-esque catch on Opening Day and is joined by Miguel Sano and Max Kepler, giving the Twins an outfield that could find itself atop many highlight reels as the season progresses. As the team’s young core players get some more playing experience, this team could take a big step forward as the months go by.

The next couple of months feature games against division rival Detroit, and matchups against the Indians and the Boston Red Sox, arguably two of the strongest teams in the game.

Aside from a Twins game, check out the Minneapolis Institute of Art or visit Lake Harriet if you make your way up to the area. Booking through HotelsByDay lets you save money as opposed to a traditional nightly stay, and could give you just enough time to get refreshed before heading to Target Field.

Why HotelsByDay?

Use HotelsByDay web-based revolutionary service to plan a cost-efficient vacation, and see some baseball while you’re at it. The HotelsByDay website and app are streamlined and simple to use, which means you are able to customize your experience. You can choose to book at a larger chain hotel or a smaller family-owned operation, and even schedule early or late check in if you need it.

Check out the 2017 MLB season’s schedule and don’t miss the opportunity to see some great baseball in some of America’s most interesting and dynamic cities. Use HotelsByDay to book a day use hotel and get ready to Play Ball!

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Kevin O'Brien

Kevin is a native Texan who is currently on the east coast. He’s spent time living and working in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and in Africa, and enjoys playing a couple of musical instruments.