Opening Day is as American as obesity and texting while driving. Or at least it used to be. Over the last 15 years the energy and excitement of its own pastime has fallen flatter on our country's regard than a Jeremy Guthrie curveball. Why? Well, a wave of cultural shifts and self-inflicted missteps has made Major League Baseball a faded afterthought in the NBA, NFL and even college football's rear-view mirror. Take a look at how baseball is striking out with How Major League Baseball Lost Its Way.

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