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Yankees-Red Sox opener way too long

Major League Baseball returned Sunday night.

Of course, they couldn't resist by stuffing the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox down our throat.

If you made it through the game, you were treated to a 7-5 Red Sox victory.

However, I wonder just how many people survived the game.

The opener lasted nearly four hours for a nine-inning game.

Four hours.

The game ended at 11:56 p.m.

Couldn't baseball start the game at 7 p.m.? Do they even care?

At least the Yankees lost and we can say they're in last place.


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