Opening Day 2010 in Pictures: America's National Pastime Is Back

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Opening Day 2010 in Pictures: America's National Pastime Is Back

Forget the rhetoric about the smell of freshly-cut grass or the sight of newly-painted white lines, Opening Day is all about one thing...Baseball.

After 151 days without a meaningful game—considerably more if you're a fan of the Mets, Pirates, or Royals—America's national pastime is back.

With the pomp and circumstance of the first day of the new season came everything we love about Opening Day: fly-overs, Presidential first pitches, player introductions.

The start of the 2010 season certainly lived up to expectations. Uber-prospect Jason Heyward went yard in his first career at-bat, Curtis Granderson went deep in his first shot with the Yankees, and Albert Pujols reminded everyone just why he's the best in the business.

There were walk-off wins, inside the park home runs, defensive gems, double plays, and more hot dog vendors than you could shake a bat at.

Baseball season is finally in full flow, and here's some snaps from Opening Day to prove it.

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