The 2021 Major League Baseball season is finally upon us. All teams will enter the year with the same record and the same hopes and expectations, even if they're unable to keep up the pace with the true contenders.

For this season, the extra-inning rule with a runner in the second base and the seven-inning doubleheaders will still be enforced, while the expanded playoff pool is yet to be determined by the league and the Players' Association.

Also, fans will be back in attendance - although at a limited capacity - after last year's tough season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the following paragraphs, we'll show you everything there is to know about the 2021 season:

2021 MLB Season: Key Dates

According to Major League Baseball's official website, the key dates for the 2021 MLB season are:

April 1, 2021: Opening Day for 2021 season

April 15, 2021: Jackie Robinson Day

June 2, 2021: Lou Gehrig Day

July 11-13, 2021: MLB Draft

July 13, 2021: 91st All-Star Game at Truist Park in Atlanta

July 25, 2021: Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Aug. 12, 2021: MLB at Field of Dream

Aug. 22, 2021: MLB Little League Classic

Oct. 26, 2021: World Series Game 1

Nov. 3, 2021: World Series Game 7

2021 MLB Season: Predictions And Odds

As most people would expect, oddsmakers believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers have the biggest odds to win the World Series (+350), they're followed by the New York Yankees (+550), San Diego Padres (+800), and Chicago White Sox (+850).

On the other hand, the Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, and Pittsburgh Pirates all hold the worst odds to win the Commissioner's Trophy at the end of the season (+15000), followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks (+13000).

Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +550
San Diego Padres +800
Chicago White Sox +850
Atlanta Braves +1000
New York Mets +1000
Minnesota Twins +1800
St. Louis Cardinals +2200
Toronto Blue Jays +2200
Houston Astros +2500
Oakland Athletics +2500
Tampa Bay Rays +2500
Washington Nationals +3000
Chicago Cubs +3500
Cincinnati Reds +3500
Los Angeles Angels +3500
Philadelphia Phillies +3500
Cleveland Indians +4000
Boston Red Sox +4500
Milwaukee Brewers +4500
Miami Marlins +6500
Seattle Mariners +8000
Detroit Tigers +10000
Baltimore Orioles +11000
Kansas City Royals +11000
San Francisco Giants +11000
Arizona Diamondbacks +13000
Pittsburgh Pirates +15000
Colorado Rockies +15000
Texas Rangers +15000

* Odds via FanDuel

How To Watch Or Live Stream Free In The U.S 2021 MLB Season

The 2021 Major League Baseball season will be broadcasted in the U.S by Fox Sports (and local affiliates), TBS, ESPN, and MLB Network. This will be the 8th and final year of their current contracts.