Comparing 2023 to 2022:

Average opening day game time dropped 31 minutes.

Stolen base attempts more than doubled.

Hits per game increased by 2.4 per game.

Singles and triples all increased as HR went down.

Less dead time and more baseball action. Win/win.

Obviously a small sample size comparing the two opening days. Will be interesting to see these trends as the sample size gets larger.

Stats were from The Athletic.