Opening Day in Major League Baseball brings with it a special, unique feeling for everyone. It can be the unofficial start of spring, or that surge of optimism that comes with the first pitch, or the nostalgia of watching games as a kid.
Whatever the reasons for loving baseball, Opening Day 2014 was a treat. There were momentous returns, pregame ceremonies, walk-off hits, offensive slugfests and pitching masterpieces.
Oh yeah, there was also the debut of MLB's new challenge system. Despite some concerns that it would slow down the pace of games, umpires were able to make the correct call in less than two minutes.
All of that happened, and there are still 161 games to go. To put a final period on what was an eventful Opening Day, here is a look at the top moments and plays that made Monday so special.