So can MLB make up their mind and tell me when is Opening Day?

Opening Day was last week...

Wait a minute. Wasn’t last week Opening Day? The A’s and Mariners played the first regular season games in Japan so that must be it, right?

No? You mean today is Opening Day? The one-game series in Miami between the Marlins and Cardinals? I’m confused.

So what does that make Friday? Most teams are playing that day. That’s Opening Day?

I know MLB is really doing its best to expand and try to make their games primetime or whatever, but Opening Day is a tradition in baseball and it should remain as simple as possible. Opening Day (not Opening Weekend, or Opening Night) to me should be on a Monday day game for all teams.

I know TV ratings and revenue play into it, but I really don’t like how different teams are opening their season at different dates and in different countries. Can we get it right?

I would like to make a prediction on how the MLB season will turn out, but I realize that these predictions are pretty much pointless like NFL mock drafts.

But because I love baseball so much (and unfortunately am too busy for fantasy), this will be my little outlet to get my fix in.

*Wild Card

AMERICAN LEAGUE

WEST

  1. Texas
  2. Anaheim*
  3. Oakland
  4. Seattle

CENTRAL

  1. Detroit
  2. Kansas City
  3. Cleveland
  4. Minnesota
  5. Chicago

EAST

  1. New York
  2. Boston*
  3. Tampa Bay
  4. Toronto
  5. Baltimore

NATIONAL LEAGUE

WEST

  1. Arizona
  2. San Francisco
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Colorado
  5. San Diego

CENTRAL

  1. Cincinnati
  2. Milwaukee*
  3. St. Louis
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Chicago
  6. Houston

EAST

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Miami*
  3. Atlanta
  4. Washington
  5. New York

PLAYOFFS

WILD CARD

ANA def. BOS

MIA def. MIL

DIVISIONAL ROUND

DET def. TEX

NYY def. ANA

PHI def. MIA

ARI def. CIN

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

NYY def. DET

PHI def. ARI

WORD SERIES

NYY def. PHI

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AWARDS

CY YOUNG: Verlander, Halladay

MVP: Pujols, Reyes

ROY: Cespedes, Alonso

FAN OF THE YEAR: Me

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I hope I am wrong since I don’t like the Yankees. And I probably don’t know what I am predicting. Oh well. Play ball!!

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