Major League Baseball Defies Tradition, Tweaks Start of 2011 Season

Jul 28, 2010  •  Post A Comment

A change is being made to the Major League Baseball schedule for 2011 in an effort to get better weather for postseason games, reports USA Today.

The change includes starting the season three days early, on Friday, April 1. Baseball’s traditional Opening Day is on a Monday.

The move is designed to ensure that the World Series will wrap up before Nov. 1.

"I think the commissioner is sensitive to getting the postseason over in October," said Ed Goren, president of Fox Sports, which broadcasts the World Series. "But I’ve been in cities where the weather is awful in mid-October, and beautiful the first of November. So if we’re playing Game 7 of the World Series on Oct. 28 and it’s snowed out, don’t blame baseball."

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