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Wrigley Field's Bathrooms Were Closed, So This Happened

Fans on opening day reportedly resorted to peeing in cups after 45-minute waits

(Newser) - Baseball fans endured a long, cold winter for opening day, but for Cubs fans at Wrigley Field last night, there was more waiting to come to answer nature's call. According to a statement sent out by the Cubs after their game against the St. Louis Cardinals, two of the... More »

Time for MLB to Ditch the Dip

Players setting bad example, writes ex-Mets' manager Bobby Valentine

(Newser) - Baseball’s Opening Day means “hope and excitement,” but it also means the return of a “blot on our sport”: chewing tobacco on the field, writes Bobby Valentine. “For many of us, it is simply part of the sport,” but the MLB—and those who... More »

Movie Baseball All-Stars

Nerve assembles the greatest team fiction can provide

(Newser) - Baseball season starts tomorrow, but the folks at Nerve couldn’t wait. So they watched a bunch of baseball movies and compiled their list of the greatest team fiction can provide. See their picks in the gallery. More »

Avatar Pulls In $27M

Numbers are strong, but not record-setting

(Newser) - James Cameron's Avatar grossed $27 million in its opening day yesterday. The numbers for the 3-D epic are strong but unspectacular and may have been dinged by the East Coast blizzard. The storm will likely eat into overall weekend figures as well, but Cameron should take solace in the news... More »

New Moon Breaks Opening Day Record

'Twilight' sequel earns $72.7 million, beating 'Dark Knight'

(Newser) - The Twilight sequel raked in $72.7 million yesterday, making it biggest opening day ever. New Moon earned $26 million in midnight showings alone, helping it trump the previous record of $67.2 million earned by Dark Knight. The feat is all the more remarkable because it's outside the usual... More »

Transformers' $60.6M Is Biggest Mid-Week Debut

(Newser) - The new Transformers flick had a stellar start, raking in $60.6 million on opening day to make it the biggest Wednesday debut ever, Variety reports. For all-around opening days, the Michael Bay shoot-em-up lags just behind record-holder Dark Knight, which took in $67.2 million on a Friday last... More »

Dark Knight Hauls In Record $66.4M

$66.4M first day for 'The Dark Knight' shames last Spidey's $59.8M

(Newser) - Batman sequel The Dark Knight raked in $66.4  million in its first 24 hours, easily sweeping past the previous mark of $59.8 million opening day set last year by Spider-Man 3, the AP reports. With a showing like that, Dark Night is poised to surpass Spidey’s opening... More »

MLB.TV a Flop on Season's First Days

Technical issues plague pay service, fans outraged

(Newser) - A Major League Baseball Internet service intended to provide high-quality game broadcasts has been dogged by technical issues over the first two days of the season, provoking the ire of fans unable to view games they paid for, PC World reports. MLB.TV did not even have its new Mosaic... More »

Play Ball! (Yes, Even Outside Boston and NYC)

Sox, Yankees, Mets suck up headlines, but '08 season has plenty more storylines

(Newser) - Opening Day is fun for fans around the nation—not just the perennial media darlings in Boston and New York. Time runs down the top story lines that don’t involve the Red Sox, Yankees or Mets:
  1. Watch Detroit. With new acquisitions Miguel Cabrera, Jacque Jones, and Edgar Renteria, the
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Best Baseball Reads for Opening Day

Slate highlights blogs, articles to kick off the season

(Newser) - Want to get a literary start on the baseball season? Slate sports columnist Josh Levin highlights four great reads appropriate for opening day, including outspoken Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's blog 38 Pitches, where his output hasn't slowed despite the shoulder injury keeping him off the field. Other recommendations: More »

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