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As frustrating as it is, its all due to TV revenue. MLB is trying to maximize coverage of as many home openers being broadcast and available to as wide an audience as they can, as traditionally, just like stadiums are filled on Opening Day, TV ratings see a surge. That's why only a handful of games are played on the first real day of the season (not counting teams that play overseas), and then the remainder of the teams start on Day 2, with everyone back at it on Day 3. It is maddening though when your team starts on the first day after the long off-season, and then automatically has an off-day right away.

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