Opening day for Major League Baseball starts Sunday night with the Dodgers and Padres, but most teams will toss their first pitch on Monday. That includes much of the National League's Central Division, whose commemorative license plates we'll be exploring here.
Later in the day, the Atlanta Braves visit their former home in Milwaukee to tangle with the Brewers. The Brew Crew are notable for offering not just one, but two plates to honor their nine. One version features the team's current logo style, and is rendered in the current color scheme of royal blue and old gold.
As for the Reds, Ohio offers a plate that is broadly similar to the rest of the state's specialty plate choices, featuring the characteristic "C" logo and the "Reds on Radio" legend at the bottom - which is effectively an ad for the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network. Nearly every other Ohio sports plate just carries the team name on the bottom, so why they got a special call-out, I'm not sure. (If anyone knows why, please fill me in and I'll report back.)
Coming up next: our first visit to MLB's junior circuit.