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Opening Day: Baseball Is Longer Than Ever, But MLB Is Trying To Change That

Winter is over, and the game is going to look slightly different than last year. The league is trying to speed up the pace of play with rule changes.

Winter is over, and it's finally baseball season.

The fields are green and the lines are freshly drawn. Yep, it's time to head over to your local ballfield.

All 30 teams were scheduled to start their regular season today – it would have been the first time. Two of the games were rained out – Nationals-Reds and Pirates-Tigers – but it's safe to say that the vast majority of fans are getting the first glimpse of their teams' new seasons today.

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