Tampa Bay area saxophonist B.K. Jackson performed the Star-Spangled Banner and "O Canada," and first-pitch duties went to "Norm" -- actor George Wendt III, best known for his role on the hit television series, "Cheers," which ran on NBC for 11 seasons.
At 4:09 p.m. ET, Archer delivered the first pitch against the Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar, and the Rays' 2016 season was underway.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.