MLB Opening Day

With the spring season, Major League Baseball (MLB) opening day is right around the corner, and fans have many things to look forward to with new rules and a stacked opening day schedule.

 Prior to the upcoming season, MLB has changed their rules for pitching, giving the pitcher only 15 seconds to begin their pitching motion with someone not on base and 20 seconds with a runner on base. This is all a part of an effort to shorten games. The MLB has also introduced bigger bases to bring back the excitement of seeing a favorite player steal a base.To increase scoring chances, they finalized the “Ghost Runners” rule that states for every inning past the 9th inning, there will be a runner automatically starting at second base.

This year’s MLB opening day is on March 30, 2023. The schedule posted is below.

MLB Opening Day schedule (Isaac Kent)