2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

St. Louis Christian College Choir perform anthem after 9/11

St. Louis Christian College Choir perform anthem after 9/11

It will also mark the first time since 1968 when all teams begin on the same day.

Major League Baseball unveiled its 2018 schedule, with a full slate of games scheduled to take place on Opening Day on March 29 - the earliest starting date in the sport's history, excluding global openers. Basically, the regular season's earlier opening replaces the last four days of spring training - a period when most teams are playing exhibition games against other Major League Baseball teams at home or away (like the Toronto Blue Jays playing in Montreal) or playing those final few games before breaking camp.

The reason for the bump from April to March for Opening Day has to do with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which guaranteed the players three or four additional days off over the course of the season.

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Opening Day will feature eight divisional match-ups among the 15 games, in addition to an Interleague contest between the host Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates in a renewal of the franchises that met in the 1909 World Series.

There's also a change heading into the 2018 All-Star Game. Knowing how Major League Baseball operates, however, it'll probably still start in the afternoon and go up against all of the other live games.

Only one game - the St. Louis Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs - will be played on the Thursday after the All-Star Game, which will be held in Washington on Tuesday, July 17. The rest of baseball gets Thursday off, as they have in recent years.

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The Minnesota Twins and Indians will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on April 17-18.

Interleague play throughout the season will feature the AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West. Until now, the earliest opening date for a season at traditional Major League ballparks was March 30, which was the opener in 2003, 2008 and 2014. But as long as the World Series ends before Halloween, we should be alright - baseball in November is just weird.

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