So it still blows my mind that MLB officials are not smart enough not to start the season in cold weather cities. Their excuse is poor at best, that the home teams will have less home games in the warmer months. There are 81 freaking home games, 4-7 games at the beginning of the season are not going to make that much of a difference and you will probably sell more tickets for opening series than you will in the warmer months anyway. Some of the teams had to hold practices indoors due to snow and cold weather, that is insane. Not to mention the teams have spring training in Arizona and Florida so they get used to the warmer climates and then have to jump back into freezing temps when they get back home.
MLB has 30 teams, and instead of starting elsewhere there were opening series in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Where the average temps are in the lower 30s during this time of the year. There are six teams with dome or retractable roof stadiums, and only one of them hosted games the first weekend. Not to mention the warm weather cities that had stadiums empty: Anaheim, Atlanta, San Diego, San Franciso.
There are way too many smart people in the offices of MLB, time to start showing them off.
Its not all bad though, today is the Braves home opener and I cannot wait, nothing like Opening Day at your home ballpark!!