Another reason why time begins on Opening Day

The collective mood of Baltimore's baseball faithful is off-the-charts positive today with the Orioles off to a 3-0 start after a season-opening sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays. Those 162-0 tweets and Facebook updates never get old to this long-suffering fan. The O's host the Detroit Tigers today in its home opener, which means new life for the businesses and vendors in and around Oriole Park at Camden Yards. To that end, our old friend Daraius Irani at Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute examines what Opening Day means in terms of dollars and cents. One finding: If a team boosts its winning percentage by 10 percent, its home attendance climbs by about 9.6 percent.

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