Saturday, April 2, 2011
Opening Day on the Schedule
For some reason baseball started one series earlier this year. Normally, the season would have started this coming Monday. But due to the early start this last Thursday, it is realized that the NCAA basketball final won't be interfering with Opening Day this year. Usually the NCAA final is the night of Opening Day, and media feel some kind of obligation to cover it, cutting into the Opening Day coverage. So, maybe this is a good thing this year. I'll have to see how it goes having the season ending on a Wednesday. Sounds totally strange. But maybe baseball is trying to capitalize on putting any last-series pennant races on weekdays that usually have lower attendance. Who knows.