All 30 MLB teams to open 2018 season

MLB politely refuses Montreal's offer to host games as hurricane Irma nears Florida

MLB politely refuses Montreal's offer to host games as hurricane Irma nears Florida

For the first time in 50 years, every team will begin its 2018 Major League Baseball season on the same day, March 29 - the earliest opening day ever in the United States.

All teams will play on opening day for the first time since 1968, the last year before the American and National Leagues split into divisions, the commissioner's office said Tuesday.

A person with knowledge of the offer told The Canadian Press late Thursday the City of Montreal offered to host the upcoming three-game series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. The three most significant changes next year are that the season begins in late March, Opening Day is on a Thursday, and that the season is four days longer, allowing three or four extra off days for each MLB team.

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball released the schedule for the 2018 season, and there were plenty of small nuggets that will catch the eyes of baseball fans (aside from those looking to plan summer road trips).

Interleague play will feature teams from one league against clubs in the same division of the other league.

Another big change will come just after the All-Star break, when two of the game's fiercest rivals, the Cubs and Cardinals, will square off on July 19.

The final day of the 2018 regular season features 12 divisional games on September 30, including the Yankees visiting the rival Boston Red Sox.

Less than 15,000 people total attended the three games. In the past, both the Wednesday and Thursday following the All-Star Game have been dark, with the full schedule resuming on Friday. The Twins will host the games, which will mark the first regular-season action on the island since the New York Mets faces the then-Florida Marlins in 2010.

With 15 teams in each league, Interleague Play will take place throughout the entire regular season for the sixth straight year. Game times for the 2018 schedule, as well as the 2018 Spring Training schedule, will be announced at a later date.

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