By John Montone, 1010 WINS
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The Major League Baseball season opened in Australia.
In North America opening day was a night game. On the morning of the Mets opener at CitiField it was snowing. It was also still March.
When I was a lad and ballplayers made so little money, they had to sell used cars, drive trucks or work for insurance companies in the off-season — the season began in April. And almost every game until the weather warmed up was played in sunlight. There were two leagues of 10 teams each and two pennant winners, one from the American League and one from the National League. They met in the World Series which usually concluded by the second week in October. Those games were also played during the day.