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It's a tough time being a sports fan these days. The lack of live events has brought many fans to turn to past, classic games for entertainment while stuck inside.

Sports leagues have done the same, and Major League Baseball is the latest to look to the past. MLB will be streaming classic games on its social media pages as a part of its #MLBAtHome offerings for fans. Teams who are playing in the featured games will also have a live stream on their websites.

Per MLB, the weekly schedule of games will have themed days, including dominant pitching performances, postseason classics, unlikely comebacks and more.

The games can be streamed on MLB's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

Local fans will want to tune in this week, as both the Nationals and Orioles are featured prominently.

Here's how to watch those games, and why each was chosen by Major League Baseball.

Orioles vs. Yankees

Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Original game: September 25, 2014

It's easy to understand why Major League Baseball chose Derek Jeter's final home game. The most popular player of his generation, Jeter managed to walk it off against the Orioles with a slap hit the opposite way - a fitting finish for a Hall of Fame career.

Orioles fans may not enjoy watching the loss, but it will still be fun to remember the magical 2014 season, in which the Orioles ran away with the AL East to win their first division title of the century.

 

Nationals vs. Cubs

Date: Friday, April 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Original game: August 12, 2018

This was a tough one for the Nationals, as David Bote walked it off for the Cubs to take down Washington. What made it interesting, and worth airing for MLB, was how it happened.

When you're a kid playing in your backyard, the situation is always the same - bottom of the 9th, two outs, bases loaded. It rarely happens in the big leagues, however.

But on August 12, 2018, rookie David Bote came to the plate as a pinch hitter in just that scenario. The game ended the way every backyard scenario does too - with a walk-off grand slam to win it all.

Orioles vs. Blue Jays

Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Original game: October 4, 2016

This was a crushing game to watch as an O's fan. The 2016 American League Wild Card game ended with an 11th inning walk-off three-run homer by Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion, with all-world closer Zach Britton staring in from the Orioles bullpen.

Hey, at least it's a chance to watch the Orioles' most recent postseason game. Hopefully next time MLB will pick an Orioles win to air.

Nationals vs. Brewers

Date: Sunday, April 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Original game: October 1, 2019

Finally a win for local fans to enjoy! This is one of the iconic games from the Nationals' historic postseason run. Kicking it off with extra drama, they trailed much of the game.

Then, Juan Soto happened.

The Nats' young superstar drove a ball to right field, the Nationals won the 2019 NL Wild Card game, and the rest was history.

See where the postseason all began by tuning in Sunday night.

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