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Foul Balls

Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.
But this season, words of caution are needed - about technology, marketing and ways in which the baseball experience is changing for the worse.
Short of playing games on Mars, Major League Baseball managed to move Opening Day about as far away as possible, physically and emotionally. The first two games were played ...


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