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The first full day of the baseball season

Images from stadiums across the United States on the first full day of the MLB season

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A New York Yankees fan sits in front of a row of pictures of Yankees captain Derek Jeter outside a concession shop inside Yankee Stadium before the Yankees' opening day MLB American League baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, April 1, 2013.

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New York Yankees fan Pete Anderson wears Yankees glasses as he stands outside Yankee Stadium before the New York Yankees opening day MLB American League baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, April 1, 2013.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A giant American flag is held by cadets from the U.S. military academy from West Point in center field at Yankee Stadium during the singing of the national anthem before the opening day MLB American League baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox in New York, April 1, 2013.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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New York Yankees players stand in line at first base, behind the seal of the Town of Newtown, Connecticut, before their MLB American League opening day baseball game against Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, April 1, 2013.

RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell shake hands before their MLB American league opening day baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, April 1, 2013

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws in the first inning of the opening day baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Washington, on Monday, April 1, 2013.

J. David Ake/AP

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Fans arrive at Miller Park for tailgating before opening day of baseball season as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies in a MLB baseball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 1, 2013.

DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS

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A fan with a coloured beard looks on before the Opening Day baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies Monday, April 1, 2013, in Milwaukee.

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Pittsburgh Pirates fan Rick Sporcic, of Pittsburgh's Brackenridge suburb, sits with his oversized fielders glove along the left-field line at PNC Park before the start of the opening day baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, April 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

Keith Srakocic/AP

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Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutcheon (22) slides safely into first base while the Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo (44) waits for the throw in their opening day MLB National League baseball game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 1, 2013

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A New York Mets fan waits to ride the escalator at CitiField before the New York Mets opening day MLB National League baseball game against the San Diego Padres in New York, April 1, 2013.

SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters

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The U.S. flag covers the field during the national anthem before the start of the MLB American League baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals in Chicago, April 1, 2013.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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New York Yankees' starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia reacts in the fifth inning of their MLB American League opening day baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, April 1, 2013.

RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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Boston Red Sox' Jonny Gomes (L) slides safely into home plate past New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli in the ninth inning on an infield single by Jacoby Ellsbury during their MLB American League opening day baseball game in New York, April 1, 2013.

RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz laughs in the dugout as the Red Sox play the New York Yankees in their MLB American League baseball game in New York, April 1, 2013.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera (24) is safe on an RBI fielder's choice as Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (33) awaits the ball during the first inning of their American League MLB season opener baseball game in Minneapolis, April 1, 2013.

ERIC MILLER/REUTERS

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Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutcheon (22) steals second base while Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro (13) misses the tag in the ninth inning of their opening day MLB National League baseball game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 1, 2013.

DAVID DENOMA/REUTERS

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) pulls a neck warmer over his nose before the start of the second inning of their American League MLB season opener baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, April 1, 2013.

ERIC MILLER/REUTERS

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander returns to the dugout after pitching against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of their American League MLB season opener baseball game in Minneapolis, April 1, 2013.

ERIC MILLER/REUTERS

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The racing sausages race before the sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies in a MLB baseball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 1, 2013.

DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS

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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (2nd R) is swarmed by the team after he hit the game winning sacrifice fly scoring Rickie Weeks to beat the Colorado Rockies during the tenth inning in a MLB National League baseball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 1, 2013.

DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS

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A Chicago White Sox fan tries to keep warm during her team's MLB American League baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Chicago, April 1, 2013.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale is pictured in a multiple exposure pitch against the Kansas City Royals during their MLB American League baseball game in Chicago April 1, 2013. The White Sox won the game 1-0.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Fireworks dissipate into smoke as Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants players are introduced before their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles, California April 1, 2013.

ALEX GALLARDO/REUTERS

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Former Dodger Sandy Koufax pitches the first pitch during pre-game ceremonies before the Dodgers play against the San Francisco Giants in their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles, California April 1, 2013.

ALEX GALLARDO/REUTERS

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Five year-old Parker Taylor attended his fifth opening day between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners in Oakland

Jose Luis Villegas/Associated Press

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