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28.6: Average age of the Pirates' Opening Day 25-man roster, the highest since 2005, when the active roster at the start of the season averaged 28.9 years.

"This is also the lineup that officially opens the season for second-guessing. Now we know it's the baseball season." -- Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle, upon being questioned about his Opening Day batting order

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