Opening day means the start of the Major League Baseball season and the organization is incorporating two big changes to games.
"We are going to shorten the time between innings ... and we are also focusing on the length of mound visits," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told CNBC on Monday. He aims to cut six minutes from games this season compared to last year.
Shortening games is not the only challenge MLB is facing. Like many other entities, it aims to attract a younger generation. The average MLB viewer is 53 years old, according to ESPN, and bringing in a younger generation has been a lingering problem.
"We are trying to be way more competitive in the market for young people," Manfred said on "Closing Bell." He told CNBC that MLB's participation grew 4 percent in the past year, a sign that its efforts have began to "bear fruits."