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5 Most Impressive Opening Day Performances Around MLB
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Opening Day for Major League Baseball has finally come. This series of games have produced more impressive performances than I remember in recent years.

Creating the setting of the season was the return to Japan for Ichiro Suzuki—and the MLB arranged it in spectacular fashion.

The series was more than simply the return of a Japanese player, but an avenue for Major League Baseball to show their presence in rebuilding Japan—just a year after the tsunami and devastating earthquake. Several players and coaches traveled to the affected areas and conducted a baseball clinic. 

There is no better way to start a season of America's favorite game.

The following five performances I will recap were the most impressive to start the season.

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