04/03/2014 04:03 pm ET

15 Reasons To Be Glad That Baseball Is Back

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After another long winter, baseball is back.

It's finally time to trade in fears of a polar vortex for dreams of a pennant race. From the introduction of expanded instant replay to the farewell tour of Derek Jeter, Major League Baseball's 2014 season figures to be one worth remembering.

Here are 15 of the reasons that you should be glad that baseball is back:

15 Reasons To Bel Glad Baseball Is Back

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