M.L.B. Opening Day 2018: Every Team Will Start on March 29

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The completely new York Yankees open on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018. Their first home game is actually April 2 against the Rays.

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All 30 teams will begin play on the same day in 2018, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday. of which is actually the 1st time of which has happened since 1968.

Those games will be played on March 29, the earliest start for domestic games in history. Games have been played on March 30 repeatedly, most recently in 2014.

The early date was motivated by completely new collective bargaining rules of which mandate more rest time for teams. The 2018 schedule will have three or four extra days off per team.

Whether intentional or not, there are few games in outdoor stadiums in colder climes the first few days, with only Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati along with the Mets hosting games.

In another departure, the Cubs along with Cardinals will play a game at Wrigley Field on July 19, two days after the All-Star Game. In recent years, of which date had been kept clear. The game will be played during the day along with will be the only game on the schedule.

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