Hope Springs Eternal | It only felt like a holiday. Baseball fans celebrated Opening Day today. Major League Baseball moved up Opening Day to prevent the postseason from creeping into November. The last time MLB opened the season this early with a full slate of games was 1998. (Photo: Getty Images)More »
By tradition, Cincinnati - home of the first professional baseball team - should always begin the season at home. It isn't always the case. The Reds opened the 1990 and 1966 seasons on the road. My other favorite baseball tradition? The cities of Troy, N.Y. and Worcester, Mass. have a little-known emeritus membership in the National League, as a gesture of thanks when their teams relocated to New York and Philadelphia in 1882. –Owen Good
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