No offense to all the retired senior citizens in Tampa, but why in the world was the first nationally televised MLB game hosted by a team who struggles to give tickets away?
Sure, the pitching matchup was decent, Tanaka vs. Archer, and I realize that making a schedule isn’t easy. But the league tries to make Opening Day a national holiday, so you would think having the game in a major market would help.
You could argue they even got the Cardinals/Cubs game wrong. Why are the World Series Champions not hosting the first games of the season? There is literally no other stadium in the league that would have more electricity in it than Wrigley.
Figure it out.