President Joe Biden, speaking the night before Major League ballparks reopen throughout the country, stressed the importance of wearing masks and continuing to abide by health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, calling it "a mistake" for the Texas Rangers to open their stadium at full capacity for Opening Day.

The Rangers' Globe Life Field, which can seat 40,300 people, is the only Major League Baseball stadium that will allow 100% crowd capacity on its Opening Day.

"Well, that's a decision they made. I think it's a mistake," Biden said. "They should listen to Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, the scientists and the experts. But I think it's not responsible."

Fans attending Rangers games will be required to wear masks except when eating or drinking at their seats.