This doesn’t make any sense to me why wouldn’t Selig have all of the teams start on the same day? From a PR perspective I think having every team start on the same day would only strengthen the game. A day full of baseball games where all of your stars can shine only makes things better for the league it doesn’t hurt it.
Not putting all the games on the same day only weakens the product. Let me make one thing clear baseball is going to be fine; this is just a minor thing but why not start the season off well. What’s beautiful about opening day is that every team has a chance. There’s a belief that this could be your season.
Baseball used to be America’s sport but football has taken over that title. The NFL is potentially facing a shortened season and it looks like the NBA is going the same way, this could have been baseball’s chance to become the national pastime once more. This was baseballs chance to win their season. They blew it.