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    MLB Baseball Set to Return for Opening Day 2013

    Mar 18, 2013 12:34 PM by Tim

    Opening Day Tickets

    Every sport launches its season in its own way, and Major League Baseball is certainly no different. MLB Opening Day, recognized by many as the official start of spring, comes complete with unique spectacle best witnessed in person. From the first National Anthem to ceremonial first pitch, all of baseball’s finest traditions take on special meaning on this day. As the 2013 MLB season approaches, make sure your seats are secured with our stock of Opening Day tickets on sale now.

    Astros to Make American League Debut
    This year, the 2013 season will officially get underway on March 31 in Houston to commemorate the Astros’ move to the American League West. The club will host its new intrastate and division rival, the Texas Rangers, in its first-ever game as a member of the AL after spending 40 years competing in the National League. This highly anticipated matchup is the lone game scheduled for March 31, and comes a day before the majority of MLB teams start their seasons.

    Year-Round Interleague Play
    The Astros’ move to the AL now leaves each league with 15 teams each, forcing interleague contests to take place throughout the entirety of the season, including Opening Day. In the first-ever interleague matchup on Opening Day, the AL’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will travel to Cincinnati to take on the NL’s Reds at Great American Ballpark. The location of this historic contest is especially notable because Cincinnati has traditionally celebrated Opening Day unlike any other. This year will mark the 94th Annual Findlay Market Parade in Cincinnati, a parade that exists as a celebration of Opening Day for the Reds, as they have hosted 23 consecutive season-opening games and have long served as the hub for MLB Opening Day festivities.

    First Look at New Acquisitions
    One of the most intriguing aspects of Opening Day is seeing players donning new hats for the first time. The Dodgers, behind a league-high payroll, added former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke to an already stout starting rotation. On the other side of town, the biggest offensive addition was the Angels’ acquisition of perennial slugger Josh Hamilton, who will team up with Albert Pujols to comprise the most feared power combination in baseball.

    Fans will have to wait an extra day to get a chance to see the team that underwent the biggest makeover when the Toronto Blue Jays host the Cleveland Indians on April 2. The Jays figure to be serious contenders in the AL East in 2013 after adding several high-profile names in the offseason, including 2012 National League Cy Young winner, R.A. Dickey, and former Marlins stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson.

    2013 MLB Opening Day Schedule

    March 31
    Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros | Tickets

    April 1
    Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees | Tickets
    Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals | Tickets
    San Diego Padres @ New York Mets | Tickets
    Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates | Tickets
    Colorado Rockies @ Milwaukee Brewers | Tickets
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Cincinnati Reds | Tickets
    Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins | Tickets
    Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox | Tickets
    San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers | Tickets
    Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves | Tickets
    Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics | Tickets
    St. Louis Cardinals @ Arizona Diamondbacks | Tickets

    April 2
    Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays | Tickets
    Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays | Tickets